St. Johnstone vs Celtic Prediction & Match Preview

St. Johnstone vs Celtic
Scotland – Premiership
Date: Wednesday, 29 January 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: McDiarmid Park (Perth).

Johnstone have been on satisfactory from the last several match-days, but against Celtic, they really are not in contention for a win. The truth is that, other than Rangers, no team in the whole of Scotland is capable of taking on the Celts.

St. Johnstone vs Celtic Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Celtic are on a six-match winning run against this opponent.
  • Celtic recorded 42 of the former 46 h2h wins.
  • The combined scoreline for the previous eight games is 27-0, in favor of Celtic.
  • At this venue, Celtic are on a six-game winning run.

St. Johnstone vs Celtic Match Preview

Johnstone were at home the last match-day, and they had taken on Kilmarnock. With the aid of their home status, the former recorded a 2-1 win, with the winner coming in the 83rd minute.

Meanwhile, Celtic registered a comfortable 3-0 win at home, over the newly-promoted Ross County, to keep their incredible run active.

The Celts have been on a roll this season too, with the team winning 19 of their previous 21 fixtures. It also deserves mention that these sole two losses had come against Rangers in the league, and in the Europa League against CFR Cluj.

On the road, Celtic had won nine of their last ten matches, and the only loss was against, as mentioned earlier, CFR Cluj.

The team had also scored two or more goals in 18 of their prior 21 overall match-ups, and in eight of their last ten on the road.

On the other hand, Johnstone were winless in twelve of their last eighteen overall matches, and were so in four of their previous six in front of the home crowd.

The Celts have also scored the most number of goals (61) in the league this season, while the best other than Rangers have been 35 by Livingston. In addition, the toppers have also conceded the second-least number of goals (14), with the best stat being 13, by of course Rangers.

St. Johnstone vs Celtic Prediction

Quite easily the favorites for the day are Celtic. They are the defending champions of the league, and have been the best team in the country for quite a long time. 

They are also on course to defend their title, and are placed at the top of the table with a lead of five points over Rangers, and 17 points over the third-placed Motherwell.

Importantly, Celtic are on a six-match winning run against this opponent in overall games, and at this venue as well. They have also recorded 42 of the previous 46 h2h wins, and registered a combined scoreline of 27-0 from the prior eight h2h meetings.

At this venue, the combined scorecard for the prior four games is 0-13, in favor of Celtic.

Taking into account all these findings, it’s easily deduced that Celtic are in line to deliver yet another dominating win this Wednesday. Brave punters could also back the Celtic to Win to Nil option at 2.20 odd, and Celtic to Score in Both Halves at 1.80 odd.

St. Johnstone vs Celtic Betting Tips

  • Celtic to Score in First Half @ 1.40 (2/5)
  • Half Time/ Full Time: Celtic/ Celtic @ 1.83 (5/6).