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The Premiership game at The Simple Digital Arena on Wednesday sees hosts St Mirren lock horns with Celtic.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for St Mirren v Celtic can be seen below (including the best match odds).
St Mirren will be looking for an improved result here following the 0-3 Premiership defeat in their last game at the hands of Hibernian.
In that game, St Mirren had 52% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Hibernian got 15 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Kevin Nisbet (14'), Joe Newell (17') and Martin Boyle (59') scored for Hibernian.
An interesting aspect of recent St Mirren games is seeing a zero in the scoreline.
From their previous six clashes before this one, in 5 of them a bet on BTTS would have lost. That kind of trend won’t necessarily follow through here, however.
Analysis of their past results shows that St Mirren:
- are winless against Celtic in their last 21 matches in the league. That has got to hurt.
- are without a home win in the past 2 league games.
Celtic head into the meeting after a 0-5 Premiership win with the eclipse of Ross County in their previous fixture.
In that game, Celtic had 59% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 10 on target. For Celtic, the goalscorers were Odsonne Édouard (4'), Albian Ajeti (20'), Shane Duffy (59'), Kristoffer Ajer (64') and Patryk Klimala (75'). On the other side, Ross County had 10 shots at goal with 5 on target.
A series of hard-working displays by the Celtic defensive players has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 3 from their past 6 outings in total. During the same time, their own attack force has managed to score 17.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Celtic:
- are undefeated by St Mirren in games played away from home for the previous 11 matches in the league. A fantastic record for the visitors.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 13 away league matches. Amazing.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head results stretching back to 14/09/2018 shows that these encounters have not been kind to St Mirren. They have not been able to come away with any victories whatsoever while Celtic have just been stronger than them, winning in 83% of those ties.
A combined total of 16 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 1 from The Buddies and 15 coming from The Bhoys. That’s an average goals per game of 2.67.
The last league match featuring these sides was Premiership match day 30 on 07/03/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Celtic 5-0 St Mirren.
The referee was Gavin Duncan.
Team News: St Mirren
St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin has zero fitness worries whatsoever coming into this clash thanks to a fully healthy group available to select from.
It seems likely that The Buddies could use a 4-4-2 system for this one, handing starts to Zdenek Zlamal, Richard Tait, Sam Foley, Conor McCarthy, Marcus Fraser, Ilkay Durmus, Ethan Erhahon, Nathan Sheron, Jamie McGrath, Kristian Dennis and Jonathan Obika.
Team News: Celtic
With a fully healthy group to choose from, Celtic boss Neil Lennon does not have any fitness worries whatsoever before this match.
It’s our belief that The Bhoys might make use of a 4-3-3 system, starting the game with Vasilios Barkas, Jeremie Frimpong, Kristoffer Ajer, Christopher Jullien, Shane Duffy, Scott Brown, Callum McGregor, James Forrest, Jules Olivier Ntcham, Odsonne Edouard and Albian Ajeti.
We’ve got the feeling that Celtic will most probably convert a lot of goal-scoring opportunities.
However, St Mirren might well find it difficult to make a breakthrough although we reckon that they could well end up pulling one back during this clash.
We reckon that it will be a fairly comfortable 1-3 margin for Celtic at full-time.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Simple Digital Arena (7,937)
Captain: Kyle Magennis
Chairman: Gordon Scott
Manager: Jim Goodwin
Competitions: Premiership position 6, League Cup (Group G)
⭐ Key Player: Jonathan Obika
Generally taking up the Striker position, Jonathan Obika was born in Enfield, England. After making a first senior appearance for Yeovil Town in the 2008 - 2009 season, the skilful Forward has scored a sum of 2 league goals in this Premiership 2020 - 2021 season so far coming from a total of 6 appearances.