St Mirren vs Celtic Odds and Preview – Scottish Premiership December 26

Celtic should achieve a shut-out at St Mirren

Sam Foley /St Mirren ©imago images / Action Plus 24.12.2019

Celtic had to work hard to see of 10-man Aberdeen on Saturday but the Premiership leaders should have an easier time of it against struggling St Mirren at Love Street.

St Mirren Form and Team News

With just one in their last six games, the Buddies will not be looking forward to a visit from the champions.
St Mirren have only won four of the 19 Premiership matches so far this season. Apart from a narrow victory over Aberdeen in August, all of those victories have come against teams currently occupying lower positions in the league.
Club legend Jim Goodwin has managed to stabilise the club to a degree this term, however, and they are normally competitive in their fixtures.
One of Goodwin’s priorities in the transfer window will be to persuade highly-rated Czech goalkeeper Vaclav Hladky to remain at Love Street. He’s been instrumental as his side have climbed away from the bottom of the table with a three-match unbeaten run which has included two shut-outs.
The Paisley side struggle to build up a head of steam in their opponents’ half at times, however, with more support needed for strikers Jonathan Obika and Junior Morais. Sam Foley returned to action in the draw at St Johnstone on Saturday, however, and came through 90 minutes with no ill-effects. Paul McGinn is also fit again and the manager is hoping that pair will help his side kick on in the New Year.
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Celtic Form and Team News

There is little doubt that Celtic and Rangers are operating at an entirely different level to the rest of the Premiership, the results of the two Glasgow giants seemingly spurring each other on.
All attention is already focused on the second Old Firm derby at Celtic Park on Sunday but neither team can afford to take their eye of the ball in the Boxing Day fixtures as a bad result could nullify whatever is achieved in the big one next weekend.
The Hoops are striving to make it 11 consecutive league wins at Love Street. It’s a compact little ground and the locals like to give visiting teams a warm welcome.
Neil Lennon has been trying to rotate his squad throughout the month but is aware there are a few big days coming up so will desperate to get more minutes into top scorer Odsonne Eduoard. The French striker hasn’t started a Premiership game since November 10 and rarely last a full game if he does figure in the starting line-up, though still heads the scoring charts in the Premiership.
Mikey Johnston could return against St Mirren and that would allow James Forrest and Ryan Christie return to their more natural positions.
Eduoard’s return would surely boost their conversion rate with chances going begging lately, though the visit of Rangers will be the priority.

St Mirren vs Celtic Live Stats & Betting Odds

St Mirren vs Celtic Head-to-Heads

St Mirren have not beaten Celtic in 13 attempts across all competitions and have only manage two draws in that time. Celtic have kept clean sheets in their last four meetings and conceded only once in the last six.

St Mirren vs Celtic Current Best Odds

St Mirren 20/1, Draw 13/2, Celtic 2/11 (Odds correct at 5.00pm December 23)

St Mirren vs Celtic Current Predictions

Celtic are doing just enough to keep the points tally ticking over at present and maintain their advantage over Rangers.
They are unlikely to run away with matters against a more resilient St Mirren but it’s unlikely that their hosts will have enough in attack to worry them.
The away side are 41/50 with Unibet to Win To Nil and 3/1 with Bet365 to win by two goals.



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