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07/10/2018 Kick Off:  3:30 pm McDiarmid Park V Predicted Score:0 - 2

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Match Summary

1 Look out for:

Celtic need to get back on track in the league and this game should offer them a good opportunity to start their climb back up the table, they are 3/1 with bet365 to win this game by two goals and that is a decent offering for anyone looking for football predictions for today.  

3/1 Celtic to win by two goals
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One to Watch: Leigh Griffiths

The 28-year-old Scotland international has scored in three of his last four games in all competitions for the champions, including the winner in a 1-0 win at St Johnstone in the League Cup last week.

Griffiths has five goals in total this season, three in Europe one in the League Cup and just one in the Premiership and has scored nine career goals against the Saints. He is 20/21 with bet365 to score anytime during this game and that is probably the best of the free football betting tips regarding this tie. 

20/21 Leigh Griffiths to score anytime
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Team News

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Defenders Liam Gordan and Brian Easton have returned to training after their injury setbacks, while goalkeeper Conor Mitchell is still out with an ankle problem. Murray Davidson and Tony Watt will face late fitness tests ahead of this game. 

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Israeli midfielder Nir Bitton is still out with a knee injury while Norwegian defender Kristoffer Ajer has a hamstring problem. German defender Marvin Compper has returned to training after his lay off. French striker Odsonne Edouard is joined on the treatment table by defenders Jozo Simunovic and Filip Benkovic who are all carrying knocks. 

St Johnstone vs Celtic Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

St Johnstone play Celtic this weekend at McDiarmid Park, in the latest round of Scottish Premiership fixtures

St Johnstone sit in eighth place in the table and lost their last league match 2-1 at Hearts and that came off the back of a 5-1 thumping away to Rangers. The Saints have now gone four games in a row in all competitions without a win including a 1-0 loss at home to Celtic in the League Cup last week. Something worth pointing out in this Scottish Premiership preview is the fact that the Hoops are unbeaten in their last eight games against the Saints, winning six of them. 

Celtic are in fifth place sitting six points behind leaders Hearts and won their last outing 1-0 at home to Aberdeen. That win followed a shock 2-1 loss away to Kilmarnock and a goalless draw away to St Mirren which gives manager Brendan Rodgers an early season headache after his side also crashed out of the Champions League playoffs. 

St Johnstone are 8/1 to win the game and last beat Celtic at home 2-1 in May 2016 but have lost all four of their home games since against the Hoops. You will find odds of 28/1 for another unlikely 2-1 win here for the home side. 

Celtic are 2/7 to take the three points home with them and have lost just four times in their last 36 games both home and away, and in all competitions against the Saints and that is worth bearing in mind for anyone looking to make Scottish Premiership predictions in this match. Their last game at McDiarmid Park finished 4-0 last season and you will get odds of around 12/1 for a similar scoreline in this game. 

The draw is 19/4 and there has been just one draw in the last nine games between the sides at McDiarmid Park, a goalless draw in 2015. It is 14/1 for another stalemate here and that is a hefty price for anyone looking to make football score predictions in this match.

St Johnstone’s David McMillan has two goals to his name so far this season and is 14/1 to open the scoring here. 

Celtic’s Scott Sinclair fired in the winner against Aberdeen last week and is 9/2 to score the first goal of this one and that is a decent price for anyone interested in a football prediction in this game. 

Predicted Score: St Johnstone 0 - 2 Celtic

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Written by Ciro Di Brita

Ciro Di Brita is a football fan and fanatic of all things Naples – not least Napoli. A published author and novelist based in Ireland, Ciro will happily turn his hand to writing on any topic but will always try to work in a reference to Napoli wherever possible.