Celtic vs St Johnstone Prediction & Match Preview

Celtic vs St Johnstone
Scotland Premiership
Date: Sunday, 6 December 2020
Kick-Off at 15.00 UK
Venue: Celtic Park, Glasgow.

Celtic have struggled defensively and saw it costly across competitions. They said their farewell to Europa League in a 4-2 loss at AC Milan on Thursday and now turn attention to Premiership, as Neil Lennon’s men host St Johnstone on Sunday afternoon.

Bhoys now have a streak of three losses behind them, beaten by Sparta Prague (4-1) and Ross County (0-2) beforehand. They’ve been conceding way too many goals to make a serious impact in Europa League and the nine-point gap to pace-setters Rangers will be worrying, even with two games in hand. We now expect them very motivated to bounce to the winning ways, though, and we feel they should be able to deal with the Saints.

St Johnstone do have more to build on lately with League Cup success and two important league draws behind them. They shared the spoils with Motherwell (1-1) and Hibernian (2-2) since the break but we have seen troubles to really keep it together at the back, which could be very worrying ahead of the trip to Celtic Park.

Celtic vs St Johnstone Head-to-head

Celtic beat St Johnstone in all of the sides’ last nine head-to-head clashes.

St Johnstone last denied the dominants in a goalless draw at this ground in February 2018.

We’ve seen Bhoys keep clean sheets on all of the last 11 occasions against Saints.

Celtic vs St Johnstone Prediction

We hope Celtic will be able to outclass St Johnstone now as well, justifying the role of heavy favourites to secure the points. Still, we’ve seen them struggling and we hope to see the visitors make an impact too as we stick our necks out for a Home win and a Yes on Both teams to score – which comes at eye-catching 3.00.

Saints have been scoring goals and looking at their records of recent promises just as much. With that in mind, we’ll also go for a high-scoring occasion at Celtic Park and back Over 2.5 Goals FT at 1.66. Celtic have been scoring and conceding quite regularly and this looks like more of a banker bet at this point, catching the eye of many in the know.

Celtic vs St Johnstone Bet Tips

  • Celtic to win & BTTS @ 3.00
  • Over 2.5 Goals FT @ 1.66.