St Mirren vs Celtic Preview

Vedran Ostojic 23 Dec 2019
  • Celtic have been in fine form and confirmed against Aberdeen (2-1) over the weekend, despite a tough challenge

  • Can they keep it up as they travel to Paisley?

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Scottish Premiership
St Mirren vs Celtic
15:00 – 26 Dec 2019
Odds correct at the time of writing
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St Mirren vs Celtic Score Prediction

St Mirren vs Celtic Match Info

Match date: 26th December 2019

Kick-Off: 3:00 pm

Stadium: Simple Digital Arena, Paisley

St Mirren vs Celtic Head to Head Record

Last 3 meetings:

30 Oct 2019 Celtic 2 – 0 St Mirren
3 Apr 2019 St Mirren 0 – 2 Celtic
23 Jan 2019 Celtic 4 – 0 St Mirren

Matches played: 39

St Mirren wins: 3

Celtic wins: 33

Draws: 3

St Mirren vs Celtic Stats

  • St Mirren connected a three-match unbeaten streak since early December
  • Celtic beat Aberdeen (2-1) and earned their 15th win in 16 outings across competitions
  • Bhoys bagged nine wins and a draw (0-0 at this ground in September 2018) in the sides’ last ten head-to-head clashes

St Mirren vs Celtic Match Preview

Celtic travel to Simple Digital Arena for their Matchday 20 clash on Boxing Day in a great mood as they sit at the top of the table with a five-point gap to 2nd placed Rangers (who do have a game in hand), boasting a great run across competitions where they were denied points just once in 16 outings since mid-October.

Bhoys beat Hibernian (2-0), Hearts (0-2), and Aberdeen (2-1) in their last three outings and while they’ve had more trouble outclassing the Dons, we’ve seen them build on a fine goalscoring form. They’ve been led by in-form Odsonne Edouard, who bagged two on those three occasions and a total of 15 goals in 22 appearances this term.

St Mirren have capitalized on a somewhat more lenient schedule and bagged five points in their respective last three games, where they beat Hamilton (0-1) and held off both Livingston (3-3) and St Johnstone (0-0) since. They have been scoring goals quite regularly but struggled to cope with the big guns, which will be more worrying.

Buddies have certainly struggled to make an impact against Celtic and they’ve seen nine losses in their ten head-to-head clashes since 2014, only holding on to a point in a goalless draw at this ground in September last year. They will now hope for a similar upset but we don’t see them up to the task at this point.

We will thus back Celtic to secure the points and we’re going for a comfortable win for the visitors, backing them with Asian Handicap -2.5 at 27/20 with bet365. We’ve seen them convincing in the final third and we now hope for another such occasion here.

St Mirren haven’t been able to keep hold of such stability in the goalscoring department and with that in mind, we feel they could struggle to break down Celtic’s defensive line. We’re thus backing the visitors to keep a clean sheet too, which comes at 8/11 with VirginBet.

St Mirren vs Celtic Betting Tips

Celtic to win -2.5 @ 27/20 with bet365

Celtic to keep a clean sheet @ 8/11 with VirginBet

 

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    St Mirren vs Celtic Match Info Match date: 26th December 2019 Kick-Off: 3:00 pm Stadium: Simple Digital Arena, Paisley St Mirren vs Celtic Head to Head Record Last 3 meetings: 30 Oct 2019 Celtic 2 – 0 St Mirren 3 Apr 2019 St Mirren 0 – 2 Celtic 23 Jan 2019 Celtic 4 – 0…