FM Preview: St. Johnstone v Celtic 26 Jan 2013

Last updated : 25 January 2013 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the St. Johnstone v Celtic fixture

St. Johnstone prepare to entertain Celtic at McDiarmid Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to improve on a dire past record against their opponents. It does not make pleasant reading, winning 29.31 of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at McDiarmid Park was earlier this season, the Saints carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Scottish Premier match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sun 11 Nov Celtic 1 - 1 St. Johnstone Scottish Premier
2012/2013 Tue 30 Oct Celtic 5 - 0 St. Johnstone Scottish League Cup
2012/2013 Sat 15 Sep St. Johnstone 2-1 Celtic Scottish Premier
2011/2012 Thu 03 May Celtic 1 - 0 St. Johnstone Scottish Premier
2011/2012 Sun 01 Apr Celtic 2 - 0 St. Johnstone Scottish Premier
2011/2012 Sun 18 Dec St. Johnstone 0 - 2 Celtic Scottish Premier
2011/2012 Sun 21 Aug Celtic 0 - 1 St. Johnstone Scottish Premier

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Recent respective form guides

St. Johnstone have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 in the wrong end.

The away form of Celtic however, is much more impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. Those games have seen the Bhoys pummel 11 goals, and let in 4.

St. Johnstone lie just outside the playoff positions in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, picking up 30 points from their 23 games so far.

Celtic are leading the way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, with their 23 games giving them a return of 49 points.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
St. Johnstone 6 2 2 2 7 6 8
Celtic 6 5 0 1 15 2 15

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Saints at home recently, and we can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Bhoys come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
St. Johnstone Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Celtic 8 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 11 outings ago.

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