St Johnstone vs Celtic prediction, odds & betting tips 03/12/2023

St Johnstone
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St Johnstone - Celtic

Scotland Premiership - McDiarmid Park

*The odds in this article were correct at the time of writing, but are subject to change.

Celtic are aiming for a return to winning ways and another unbeaten game in the midst of their stroll to another Scottish Premiership title when they head to St Johnstone.

Our latest St Johnstone vs Celtic prediction and picks

Celtic to win

  • Celtic are unbeaten once again in Scotland’s top flight and head into this game having dropped just six points (3 draws).
  • St Johnstone are down in 11th and scored only eight goals – this is the worst record in the league.
  • The home team lost to Hearts last time out to keep up their woeful run of just two victories in 2023/24.

Over 2.5 goals

  • Celtic could end up smashing St Johnstone, given how the latter have let in 19 goals and lost six times in only 13 games.
  • Nine of Celtic’s 13 league matches have seen over 2.5 goals.
  • The Hoops also have the best goalscoring record in the Scottish Premiership, with 35 netted so far.

Latest stats and odds for St Johnstone vs Celtic prediction

These are the latest St Johnstone vs Celtic odds according to the bookmakers:

Head to Head

26/08/23

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Celtic

Celtic

St Johnstone

St Johnstone

0

0

05/02/23

Scotland Premiership Scotland

St Johnstone

St Johnstone

Celtic

Celtic

1

4

24/12/22

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Celtic

Celtic

St Johnstone

St Johnstone

4

1

08/10/22

Scotland Premiership Scotland

St Johnstone

St Johnstone

Celtic

Celtic

1

2

09/04/22

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Celtic

Celtic

St Johnstone

St Johnstone

7

0

Last Five - St Johnstone

18/02/24

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Rangers

Rangers

St Johnstone

St Johnstone

3

0

L

11/02/24

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Dundee

Dundee

St Johnstone

St Johnstone

2

1

L

07/02/24

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Hearts

Hearts

St Johnstone

St Johnstone

1

0

L

03/02/24

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Ross County

Ross County

St Johnstone

St Johnstone

0

1

W

27/01/24

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Motherwell

Motherwell

St Johnstone

St Johnstone

1

1

D

Last Five - Celtic

17/02/24

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock

Celtic

Celtic

1

1

D

11/02/24

Scotland FA Cup Scotland

St Mirren

St Mirren

Celtic

Celtic

0

2

W

07/02/24

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Hibernian

Hibernian

Celtic

Celtic

1

2

W

03/02/24

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Aberdeen

Aberdeen

Celtic

Celtic

1

1

D

27/01/24

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Ross County

Ross County

Celtic

Celtic

0

1

W

Let's take a closer look at some other markets and odds for this match now:

St Johnstone odds: 11/1 (12) – 8.3% probability

Draw: 21/4 (6.25) – 16% probability

Celtic odds: 1/5 (1.2) – 83.3% probability

As St Johnstone is at an implied probability win percentage of just 8.3% on home soil, you can see where this game is heading. Throw into the equation that Celtic are yet to lose a league game this season, and we are facing one of the upsets of the season if the home side wins.

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St Johnstone vs Celtic prediction

St Johnstone vs Celtic lineups, team news, and match preview

St Johnstone

St Johnstone have lost once again last weekend to Hearts, and by winning their only two league games within the past month, this means they went the first eight games without a win. Drey Wright, Nicky Clark, and Ross Sinclair are three key players who are all out injured for the home side.

Probable lineup: Mitov (GK), Considine, Gordon, McGowan, Robinson, Kucheriavyi, Phillips, Costelloe, Smith, May, Kane

Celtic

The Hoops have slipped up in recent games, drawing with Motherwell alongside two losses in the Champions League.

Nevertheless, they battered Aberdeen 6-0 just before the international break and saw 10 shots on target alongside 78% of ball possession. Daizen Maeda, James McCarthy, Reo Hatate and Liel Abada are all sidelined for the league leaders on Sunday.

Probable lineup: Hart (GK), Ralston, Carter-Vickers, Scales, Taylor, O'Riley, McGregor, Holm, Yang, Furuhashi, Palma

Starting lineups

Confirmed Rangers vs St Mirren lineups will appear here around 60 minutes before kickoff.

Player to Watch: Kyogo Furuhashi

Ever since making the switch from his homeland of Japan to the Scottish Premiership, Kyogo Furuhashi has been absolutely dynamite for Celtic.

The striker sealed the top scorer award last year with 27 goals and also claimed a bunch of individual awards from the PFA and SFWA. He’s continued to shine this year with eight goals already putting him as Celtic’s top scorer, and with six of those coming in the league, he is only one adrift of top spot in the goalscoring charts.


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Grant is a British sports writer based in America and was previously content head for Footy Accumulators. He has been covering football, boxing and MMA since leaving university in 2019 with a degree in Multimedia Sports Journalism.