Celtic vs St Mirren Predictions and Match Preview

Celtic vs St Mirren
Scotland – Premiership.
Date: Wednesday, 23rd January 2019.
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Celtic Park (Glasgow).

It’s the battle of two extremes in Scotland as the reigning champs will take on the relegation placed Saints this Wednesday.

Celts are looking good for yet another Premiership title as they are at the top of the table after 20 matches are completed. But Rangers are posing a challenge since they are equal on points. The Hoops will have to win their upcoming games and hope that their nearest rivals falter in some of theirs.

They are the top scorers in the entire league with 46 goals and conceded 14 only in return. In their last 5 matches, they won all but one against Rangers which made the competition tighter. Over 2.5 goals came in 4 of those 5 matches across all grounds. In 3 of those games, the final score was 3-0.

At home, a similar form exists for Brendan Rodgers’ team as they lost only a match in the last 5 away games. Over 2.5 goals came in all 5 of their previous games on the road as well.

It’s just the opposite for their opponents for Wednesday. St Mirren is 11th in the table after losing 15 of their 21 games. The same number of goals has been scored all season by their front line, conceding 39 in return. They lost 3 of their previous 5 games across all venues and over 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of those matches also.

But in their previous 5 away fixtures, they only won once, which was against Motherwell. Both teams found the net in 4 of those games which tells much about their defensive power. Also, 3 of those 5 matches had over 2.5 goals at the full time.

Celtic vs St Mirren: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The Celts are on a 10 match unbeaten run that includes 8 wins against this opponent in all competitions.
  • St Mirren previously won a match against Celts back in January 2013.
  • In 4 of their last 6 h2h matches, the score had more than 2.5 goals in total.
  • Celtic are yet to be beaten by the Saints at their home in all the previous meetings.
  • They are on an 11 match win streak against the Saints in front of their home crowd.
  • More than 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of their last 5 h2h matches herd here.

Celtic vs St Mirren: Prediction

The Celts have found 2 or more goals in 7 of their last 10 competitive fixtures. In their last 3 home games they played, the score was 3-0 at full time. So we can expect the hosts to repeat a similar performance again in this upcoming match. Thus a bet can be made on the home team to score 2 or more goals with 1.57 odds.

In 6 of the last 8 h2h matches between these two sides at this venue, the Saints failed to score a goal. Also with only 15 goals scored all season, they are not sure to score at Glasgow. Meanwhile, the Celts have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 home matches as well. Thus we can bet on both teams not scoring with 1.50 odds.

Celtic vs St Mirren: Betting Tips

  • Celtic: Over 2.5 team goals in total @ 1.57 (4/7).
  • Both teams to score: No @ 1.50 (1/2).