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St Mirren host guests Celtic at The SMISA Stadium in this Premiership fixture on Sunday.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for St Mirren v Celtic can be found here including the latest game odds.
St Mirren will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 3-0 Premiership loss in their previous game against St Johnstone.
In that game, St Mirren had 55% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 2 on target. On the other side, St Johnstone got 10 shots on goal with 4 on target. Nicky Clark (26'), Drey Wright (66') and Graham Carey (86') scored for St Johnstone.
A recurring characteristic of more recent St Mirren games is the high number of scores with a nil in them.
From their previous six matches leading up to this one, in 5 of them a bet on BTTS would have been a loser. We will find out if that trend will be continued on into this next match.
In their last game, Celtic drew 1-1 in the Champions League tie with Shakhtar Donetsk.
In that match, Celtic had 56% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 6 on target. At the other end, Shakhtar Donetsk got 5 shots at goal with 2 on target. Artem Bondarenko (10' Own goal) and Mykhaylo Mudryk (29') scored for Shakhtar Donetsk.
Indicating their penchant for fruitful matches, goals have been celebrated 25 times in the prior 6 matches in which Celtic have sent out their troops, making it a mean average of 4.17 goals per fixture. Opposing teams have managed 5 from this total.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head clashes stretching back to 16/09/2020 tells us that St Mirren have won 1 of them & Celtic 4, with the tally of drawn results being 1.
An aggregate of 18 goals were produced between them in this period, with 3 of them for The Buddies and 15 for The Bhoys. That’s an average goals per game of 3.
Team News: St Mirren
The St Mirren boss Stephen Robinson has zero fitness concerns at all ahead of this game thanks to a completely injury-free group to choose from.
It’s our opinion that The Buddies should employ a 3-5-2 formation for this game with Trevor Carson, Marcus Fraser, Declan Gallagher, Charles Dunne, Ryan Strain, Mark O'Hara, Ethan Erhahon, Keanu Baccus, Richard Tait, Jonah Ayunga and Curtis Main.
Team News: Celtic
Owing to a completely healthy squad available to select from, the Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou does not have any fitness concerns to report coming into this game.
We’re of the thinking that The Bhoys appear most likely to play in a 4-3-3 system with a starting lineup of Joe Hart, Josip Juranovic, C. Carter-Vickers, Moritz Jenz, Greg Taylor, Matt O'Riley, Callum McGregor, Reo Hatate, Liel Abada, Georgios Giakoumakis and Jota.
Our pre-match assessment is that Celtic will, in all probability, get a lot of shots on goal and make them count.
At the same time, St Mirren will not find it easy scoring goals but we think it’s quite likely that they will be scoring.
We’re therefore anticipating a decent 1-3 margin for Celtic when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The SMISA Stadium (8,032)
Captain: Joe Shaughnessy
Chairman: John Needham
Manager: Stephen Robinson
Competitions: Premiership position 6
⭐ Key Man: Curtis Main
Usually played in the Striker position, Curtis Main was born in South Shields, England. Having played his first senior match for Darlington in the 2007 - 2008 season, the goalscoring Forward has hit 2 league goals in this Premiership 2022 - 2023 season so far in a total of 6 appearances.