St Johnstone vs Celtic
Date: Sunday, 7th October 2018
Kick-off at 15:30 UK/ 16:30 CET
Venue: McDiarmid Park (Perth).
Celtic are among the teams playing catch up behind Hearts this season, they hope for a win this weekend as they travel to face ST Johnstone on Sunday.
Celtic haven’t been in the best of shape so far, they have lost 2 from 7 and drawn once. This have kept them in 5th position with 13 points, 6 points behind the leaders Hearts who have 19 points to their name.
They will enter this game from a 3-1 defeat away against Red Bulls. A game they made the first strike but couldn’t contain Red Bull when they struck back with 3 goals to win. Celtic were hugely outplayed in that game as they had 35% of the overall possession and 2 shots on against Red Bulls 6. A win in against St Johnstone will lift their morale.
St Johnstone have had series of difficult fixtures recently, they played Rangers, Celtic and Hearts in space of 1 week. Now they are playing Celtic again this week after losing to them in the league Cup last week.
St Johnstone have 8 points and occupy the 8th spot having won 2 from 7, drawn 2 and lost 3 of the games. They are not considered among the high scoring team with an average of 1 goal per game. However, they have conceded 12 goals and are only better the last 3 teams in the table. It will be difficult for them to overcome Celtic in this game.
St Johnstone vs Celtic: Head to Head
Celtic have had more success in their previous meetings than St Johnstone, they have won 40 of their 55 meetings and lost 8.
Celtic haven’t lost against St Johnstone since 2016, having won 6 of the games played since then and drawn twice.
St Johnstone vs Celtic: Prediction
Celtic are inform domestically and we don’t see their Thursday defeat hindering them from winning this game. We expect Celtic to get the job done and also avoid conceding like they did in the league Cup quarter-finals.
St Johnstone vs Celtic: Bet Tips
Celtic to win at 1/3 (1.33) odds
Both teams to score NO at 8/11 (1.73).