St. Johnstone vs Celtic prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 08/10/2022

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

St. Johnstone vs Celtic: Our top betting tips

As you'd probably suspect, Celtic arrive into this match as huge favourites. Who will win the match? Find out with our St. Johnstone vs Celtic match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.

Celtic to win and BTTS

Celtic are heavily fancied to win this game and whilst we agree with the sentiment, it's not exactly an excitement prospect from the angle of the bettor. Instead of steering clear of the match result altogether though, we've opted to back Celtic to win and combine that bet with them conceding too. Celtic have won four of their last five league games but have notably conceded goals in each of their last two. St Johnstone meanwhile have been in good form of late taking seven points from the last 12 available to them. So, whilst the step up in quality against the Bhoys will be too much, they should at least hit the net; that's what happened last time they hosted Celtic too.

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Going over 3.5 goals

Our next prediction for this match sees us backing the action to go over 3.5 goals. It's slightly ballsy but St Johnstone have seen four of their last five matches go over the 2.5 threshold with a total of 14 goals seen in that period; that gives them an average of 2.8 goals per match. Now, that is obviously light when talking about a 3.5 cut off but Celtic have gone over 3.5 goals in three of their last four league games but with a much higher game average of 4.5 goals. Finally, you can turn your attention to the head to head market; the last two meetings between these sides have served up a combined 11 goals!!

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Here are the key stats & form guide for St. Johnstone vs Celtic

Head to Head

09/04/22

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Celtic

St Johnstone

7

0

26/12/21

Scotland Premiership Scotland

St Johnstone

Celtic

1

3

20/11/21

Scotland League Cup SLC

Celtic

St Johnstone

1

0

23/10/21

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Celtic

St Johnstone

2

0

12/05/21

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Celtic

St Johnstone

4

0

Last Five - St JohnstoneSt Johnstone

12/11/22

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Motherwell

Motherwell

St Johnstone

St Johnstone

1

1

D

09/11/22

Scotland Premiership Scotland

St Mirren

St Mirren

St Johnstone

St Johnstone

2

2

D

06/11/22

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Rangers

Rangers

St Johnstone

St Johnstone

1

2

W

29/10/22

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock

St Johnstone

St Johnstone

0

1

W

21/10/22

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Hibernian

Hibernian

St Johnstone

St Johnstone

1

2

W

Last Five - CelticCeltic

20/11/22

Elite Club Friendlies Elite

Everton

Everton

Celtic

Celtic

0 (4)

0 (2)

L

17/11/22

World Club Friendlies World

Sydney FC

Sydney FC

Celtic

Celtic

2

1

L

12/11/22

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Ross County

Ross County

Celtic

Celtic

1

2

W

09/11/22

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Motherwell

Motherwell

Celtic

Celtic

1

2

W

05/11/22

Scotland Premiership Scotland

Dundee Utd

Dundee Utd

Celtic

Celtic

2

4

W

Will Celtic rebound from midweek disappointment?

Celtic are expected to win this game but there are a couple of things that cause a slight element of doubt. Firstly, St Johnstone have been in reasonably good shape of late meaning they'll hold a reasonable level of confidence in this match. Secondly, Celtic faced an energy and morale sapping defeat in Germany on Wednesday; that could take far more out of them than a run of the mill league game. It will be interesting to see if they're bang at it here given the quick turnaround.

St Johnstone have a few injury worries ahead of this game. David Wotherspoon is definitely out whilst time looks to be against Chris Kane and Callum Booth, both of whom are nearing returns. That leaves Cameron Macpherson; a late call will be made on his fitness.

St. Johnstone Predicted lineup – Matthews, Brown, Gordon, Mitchell, Wright, Considine, Crawford, McGowan, Hallberg, May, Clark

The main team news around Celtic at the moment is that Callum McGregor is unavailable for selection due to suspension. Aaron Mooy, who faces a late fitness test, is most likely to come in to replace him. Liel Abada remains absent.

Celtic Predicted lineup – Hart, Juranovic, Welsh, Jenz, Taylor, O'Riley, Hatate, Mooy, Maeda, Furuhashi, Jota

A quickfire FAQ on St. Johnstone vs Celtic

St. Johnstone vs Celtic prediction

  • Where is the match being hosted? – McDiarmid Park
  • Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Celtic
  • What time does the match kick off?  12:30 GMT