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Celtic vs St Johnstone Predictions

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Celtic
St Johnstone
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Celtic To Win To Nil

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Celtic 2-0

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Tip Reasoning

  • Celtic are unbeaten in their last 20 meetings with the visitors.
  • The hosts are also unbeaten in their last eight, winning seven of those and have conceded just nine league goals.
  • The visitors struggle to keep possession and are extremely wasteful in front of goal.

Celtic deserving of favourites status

The Hoops are overwhelming favourites coming into this league cup match with St. Johnstone. It’s hardly surprising considering before last season’s cup exit to Ross County in this exact competition, Celtic were on an unbelievable run of 35 domestic cup ties without defeat. Ange Postecoglou’s side are now revitalised and have won seven of their last eight games, conceding just nine goals in the league so far this season. They also have a fantastic record against the Perth club, not losing any of the last 20 meetings between the two clubs.

The visitors have already lost to Celtic this season as they were defeated 2-0 at Parkhead and despite the fact they were the cup kings last season, winning two domestic trophies, few give them a chance here. 12 of the last 13 meetings between these two has seen Celtic emerge victorious with the other being a draw.

St. Johnstone’s resolute defence to be inevitably penetrated

Celtic have been scoring for fun but they will likely have to break down a resolute defence. St. Johnstone will be without Stevie May and possibly Glenn Middleton, so they will look to Chris Kane for some inspiration up top. We think the visitors will spend little time in the attacking half let alone the penalty area as they look to soak up pressure and resist wave after wave of Celtic attack. We think Celtic get the job done in a repeat of this fixture from earlier on this season.

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