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The excitement is building for the huge League Cup semi-final contest between Celtic and St Johnstone on Saturday. As they’ve both progressed this far, and with the reward for the team that gets through the clash being a date with the final, it really does promise to be a beauty.
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Celtic will be looking for another win after the 2-4 Premiership triumph vs Dundee.
In that match, Celtic managed 81% possession and 24 shots on goal with 7 on target. For Celtic, the scorers were Jota (8', 47') and Kyogo Furuhashi (19', 50'). Dundee had 5 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Danny Mullen (23') and Lee Ashcroft (67') scored for Dundee.
Over their preceding 6 fixtures, Ange Postecoglou's Celtic have found the net a combined total of 14 times which gives them an average number of goals per match of 2.33.
In their previous fixture, St Johnstone drew 0-0 in the Premiership tie with St Mirren.
In that match, St Johnstone managed 46% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. St Mirren had 15 shots on goal with 3 on target.
Callum Davidson's St Johnstone have found the back of the net a total of 5 times throughout their previous 6 matches. The aggregate of goals that they have conceded during the equivalent period equals 7.
Head to head
Looking at past results between these clubs stretching back to 01/03/2020 shows that these encounters have not been good ones for St Johnstone. They’ve not managed to get any victories at all while Celtic have managed to find a way, running out winners in 83% of those matches.
A sum of 14 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 12 for The Bhoys and 2 created by The Saints. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.33.
Team News: Celtic
The Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou will be grateful not to have any fitness worries whatsoever before this clash with a completely injury-free group available for selection.
Team News: St Johnstone
With a fully healthy squad available to select from, the St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson has zero fitness worries at all coming into this clash.
It seems to us that St Johnstone will do really well to get a goal against a Celtic lineup who will likely dominate this game and keep it tight in defence.
We think that it’s going to be a convincing 3-0 winning scoreline for Celtic at the end of the game.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Celtic Park (60,411)
Captain: Callum McGregor
Chairman: Ian Bankier
Manager: Ange Postecoglou
Competitions: Premiership position 2, League Cup (Semi-Finals), Europa League (Group G), Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
⭐ Key Player: Kyogo Furuhashi
Generally playing in the Striker position, Kyogo Furuhashi was born in Nara, Japan. After making a first senior appearance for FC Gifu in the 2017 season, the skilful Forward has netted 7 league goals in the Premiership 2021 - 2022 campaign so far coming from a total of 10 appearances.