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Celtic vs St Mirren Live Stream, Predictions
The Premiership match at Celtic Park on Saturday will see home side Celtic do battle with St Mirren.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Celtic v St Mirren match are shown here - along with the latest match odds.
📏 Form Guide
Celtic will be wanting a better result here following a 3-0 Premiership loss in their previous game against Rangers.
In that game, Celtic managed 68% possession and 8 shots on goal with 1 on target. Rangers had 16 shots at goal with 8 on target. Todd Cantwell (5'), John Souttar (34') and Fashion Sakala (70') scored for Rangers.
Ange Postecoglou's Celtic have netted 11 times over their preceding six outings. The number of goals that have been scored against them in that same time amounts to 7.
Their prior results show that Celtic:
- are unbeaten in the league by St Mirren in their previous 2 matches.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 42 home league matches. What a fortress.
In their previous game, St Mirren drew 2-2 in the Premiership tie with Hearts.
In that match, St Mirren managed 37% possession and 12 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. For St Mirren, goals were scored by Joe Shaughnessy (36') and Ryan Strain (45'). Hearts had 11 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Josh Ginnelly (73') and Lawrence Shankland (96') scored for Hearts.
Proving their involvement in productive matches, we’ve had goals 21 times in the previous six games in which St Mirren have sent out their troops, giving an average of 3.5 goals each clash. Their opponents have managed 11 of these goals.
Leading up to this clash, St Mirren:
- haven't won against Celtic when having played them away from home in the previous 3 league games.
- are without an away win for the past 2 matches in the league.
👥 Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 22/12/2021 shows us that Celtic have won 4 of these games and St Mirren 1, with the number of drawn matches standing at 1.
A combined total of 20 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 16 of them from The Bhoys and 4 coming from The Buddies. That is an average goals per game value of 3.33.
The previous league meeting between these sides was Premiership match day 28 on 05/03/2023 and the score finished St Mirren 1-5 Celtic.
That day, St Mirren had 17% possession and 1 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Mark O'Hara (6').
Celtic had 16 shots at goal with 8 on target. Jota (56'), Alistair Johnston (61'), Liel Abada (70'), Matt O'Riley (72') and Hyeon-gyu Oh (81') scored.
The match was refereed by David Dickinson.
ℹ️ Team News: Celtic
There’s just a single fitness concern for the Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou to be concerned about thanks to an almost full-strength group. Cameron Carter-Vickers (Knee Surgery) misses out.
We are thinking that The Bhoys may well use a 4-3-3 system and select Joe Hart, Anthony Ralston, Carl Starfelt, Tomoki Iwata, Greg Taylor, Matthew O'Riley, Callum McGregor, Reo Hatate, Kyogo Furuhashi, Daizen Maeda and Jota.
🗞️ Team News: St Mirren
With a completely injury-free group to choose from, the St Mirren boss Stephen Robinson does not have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this game.
We are inclined to think that The Buddies could decide to utilise a 5-3-2 formation using Trevor Carson, Marcus Fraser, Richard Taylor, Joe Shaughnessy, Ryan Strain, Thierry Small, Greg Kiltie, Alexandros Gogic, Mark O'Hara, Keanu Baccus and Curtis Main.
St Mirren should have enough to put one past this Celtic lineup, although it is unlikely to be as many as they will have scored against them.
We’re going for a very close game with a 2-1 winning score for Celtic by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. Let’s see what happens here.
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Andre Moura, 00:50 16/05/2023
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Celtic Park (60,411)
Captain: Callum McGregor
Chairman: Ian Bankier
Manager: Ange Postecoglou
Competitions: Premiership position 1, League Cup (Final), Scottish Cup (Final)
🔑 Key Man: Kyogo Furuhashi
Typically taking to the field in the Striker position, Kyogo Furuhashi was born in Nara, Japan. Having played his first senior match for FC Gifu in the 2017 season, the talented Forward has managed to score 24 league goals in the Premiership 2022 - 2023 campaign so far in a total of 33 appearances.
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