St Johnstone vs Celtic Prediction & Match Preview

St Johnstone vs Celtic
Scotland Premiership
Date: Sunday, 4 October 2020
Kick-Off at 12.00 UK/ 13:00 CET
Venue: McDiarmid Park, Perth.

FC Celtic’s trip to Bosnia & Herzegovina was successful. They were able to beat champions of this country FK Sarajevo and earn a spot in Europa League group stages.

Missing out UEFA Champions League for another season was surely painful for the fans, but this competition will have to be some sort of compensation.

Now they are back to domestic obligations and big race for the top against Glasgow Rangers.

The Bhoys will face St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park in Perth this Sunday. Hosts have been quite inconsistent in the new football season.

Odds on the away win are at 1.25 odds at the moment.

St Johnstone vs Celtic Head-to-head

It’s been almost three years since St Johnstone managed to cause some damage to Celtic FC. They held Bhoys to a goalless draw in 2018, but also lost eight out of the last nine head to head meetings.

Celtic have won 47 out of 62 games played against St Johnstone so far, losing in only eight encounters. Win rate at this stadium is not that high though – around 66% throughout history.

Goal difference between these two teams in the last eight games is 27-0 in favour of FC Celtic.

St Johnstone vs Celtic Prediction

Neil Lennon’s squad wasn’t super-dominant in abovementioned match against Sarajevo. It took them 70 minutes to crack the home defense and score the winning goal. Odsonne Edouard was the only name on the scoring sheet in that duel.

When it comes to the Premiership, Bhoys are currently 2nd with 22 points from eight games. The only slip-up happened in the second round on the road against Kilmarnock FC 1-1 FT. This squad is scoring almost three goals per duel in Scotland.

Albian Ajeti, one of the most recent acquisitions is topping charts with five goals.

Tradition is heavily against St Johnstone, as well as their recent form & results. They lost four out of the last five Premiership games, sitting at the bottom of the table with only seven points. We are predicting an easy and convincing win for the Bhoys.

St Johnstone vs Celtic Bet Tips

  • Away win HT and FT @ 1.72
  • Celtic Over 2.5 team goals @ 2.20.