Scottish Premiership Scottish Premiership

St Mirren vs Celtic

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Thursday, 26 Dec 2019 15:00

Our Predictions

St Mirren vs Celtic Prediction Verdict

After a thorough analysis of stats, recent form and H2H through Bettingsuretips's algorithm, as well as, tipsters advice for the match St Mirren vs Celtic this is our Prediction:

Celtic for the Winner of the match, with a probability of 85%

No for Both Teams to Score, with a percentage of 63%.

For Total Goals, we predict Over 2.5, that have a probability of 56%

On the risky side, you can try the Correct Score of 0-3 which has a percentage of 15%.

Reason For St Mirren vs Celtic Betting Tips

  • Celtic have won each of their last 10 Scottish Premiership fixtures. 
  • St Mirren have lost six of their last 10 Scottish Premiership fixtures. 
  • Celtic have kept a clean sheet in seven of their last 10 Scottish Premiership games. 
  • Celtic have scored exactly two goals in five of their last seven Scottish Premiership games. 

Celtic’s impressive form of late

Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic will visit St Mirren this Thursday in Scottish Premiership action. Celtic will go into the Boxing Day game coming off the back of an impressive run of Scottish Premiership form. We don’t feel St Mirren will be looking forward to the visit of Neil Lennon’s side. 

Celtic have won each of their last 10 Scottish Premiership fixtures. They will hope to extend this impressive win streak versus St Mirren in Thursday’s fixture. Celtic have earned at least four more points than any other Scottish Premiership side over the past 10 games. 

In that same time, St Mirren have won just two of their 10 Scottish Premiership games, losing six. We expect them to struggle against Celtic this Thursday. 

Celtic have been winning by modest scorelines recently

While Celtic have been very difficult to beat in recent weeks, the Hoops haven’t been hammering most of their opponents. Celtic have scored exactly two goals in five of their last seven Scottish Premiership games. This includes their most recent fixture versus their upcoming opponents, St Mirren. 

Furthermore, Celtic have scored under 2.5 goals in five of their last seven Scottish Premiership away games. We don’t expect a lot of goals to be scored in this game. 

St Mirren’s impressive defensive record

St Mirren’s defensive record has also been relatively impressive this season. They will make it difficult for Celtic to open the floodgates in Thursday’s game. St Mirren have conceded a respectable 10 goals in their nine Scottish Premiership home games this season. This gives St Mirren the Scottish Premiership’s fifth-best home defensive record. Furthermore, this gives St Mirren the best home defensive record in the bottom half of the Scottish Premiership table. 

St Mirren have conceded over 2.5 goals in just three of their 19 Scottish Premiership games this season. We feel they may be good enough at the back to at least keep the scoreline down in Thursday’s game, so we are backing Celtic to score under 2.5 goals in this game. 

Celtic have kept a clean sheet in seven of their last 10 Scottish Premiership games. Meanwhile, St Mirren have failed to score in seven of their last 14 Scottish Premiership games. We feel Celtic may score exactly two goals yet again in this game. We also feel they have a good chance of keeping a clean sheet in this fixture. We are therefore backing Celtic to win this game 2-0.

Match Odds

Home win: 15.00

Away win: 1.17

Draw: 6.65

Over 2.5 goals: 1.54

Under 2.5 goals: 2.44