St Johnstone vs Celtic Prediction & Match Preview

St Johnstone vs Celtic
Scotland – Premiership
Date: Sunday, 3rd February 2019
Kick-off at 12.30 UK/ 13.30 CET
Venue: McDiarmid Park (Perth).

It’s a good thing that the Saints built a buffer to make use of when it comes to a rainy day. Come to think of it now, it sure looks like the clouds are gathering. The team is hosting the league-topper this Sunday, and some topper it is.

No other team in the competition has breached 50 points, 50 goals, or kept the conceded goals to a limit of 15, than the Bhoys. They also hold the distinction of having scored the most number of goals on the road and conceding the least as well.

Tommy Wright’s men sure do have their work cut out for them. The five-point distance they hold from the relegation group is going to take a hit.

The last time these two met was three days before this supposed tie. The Premiership works in mysterious ways. Don’t get worked up on it. Anyhow, the Hoops ran away with the win that day, with a 2-0 scoreline, at home.

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

  • The last eight wins in a row were recorded by the team from Glasgow.
  • Tommy Wright’s men failed to score in their last five ties in a row.
  • The combined scorecard for the last nine games is 24-4, in favor of the Celts.
  • The last four Premiership games at the McDiarmid Park, saw the visitors scoring four or more goals.
  • 19 of the last 21 wins at this venue were recorded by the guests.

St Johnstone vs Celtic Prediction

The Saints are going against the absolute best of the Premiership, and no one can fault them even if they lose this by quite a margin. And, everything really does point out to such an ending.

Even on the road, Brendan Rodgers’s men have dominated this opponent by a mile. 19 of the last 21 wins are in their name. The team scored an astonishing four or more goals in each of their last four Premiership matches at the venue. They did not even concede a single goal in their last three visits to Perth.

Johnstone was winless in four of their last six home-ties, while their opponents are coming on top of four wins in a row, and scored two or more goals in six of their last seven fixtures, and did not let past their backline, a goal in their last four match-ups.

Expect a huge and imposing win for the visitors in this tie.

St Johnstone vs Celtic Betting Tips

  • Celtic to Score in Both Halves @ 2.00 (1/1).
  • Celtic to Win Both Halves @ 3.25 (9/4).