St. Johnstone play host to Celtic at McDiarmid Park on Sunday afternoon, looking to improve on a dire past record against their opponents. It does not make pleasant reading, winning 29.17 of the games played between the two.
The last time the two teams met at St. Johnstone was back in November 2001, over five years ago, with Celtic inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Saints in a Scottish Premier match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2009/2010||Sat 22 Aug||Celtic||5 - 2||St. Johnstone||SPL|
|2006/2007||Sat 14 Apr||St. Johnstone||1 - 2||Celtic||SFAC|
|2002/2003||Sun 23 Feb||Celtic||3 - 0||St. Johnstone||SFAC|
|2001/2002||Sat 19 Jan||Celtic||2 - 1||St. Johnstone||SPL|
|2001/2002||Sat 03 Nov||St. Johnstone||1-2||Celtic||SPL|
|2001/2002||Sat 28 Jul||Celtic||3 - 0||St. Johnstone||SPL|
|2000/2001||Wed 14 Mar||St. Johnstone||1 - 2||Celtic||SPL|
Recent respective form guides
St. Johnstone have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 6.
Celtic have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. A generous 12 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
St. Johnstone see themselves just below half way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, showing a record of 19 points from their 17 games played so far, Celtic's total of 38 points from their 19 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
St. Johnstone are performing in fits and starts at home in recent games, and FootyMad doesn't see things getting any better, as the visitors squeak past and take all the points. Away win
|St. Johnstone||Won their latest 3 matches.|
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
|Celtic||5 games since last defeat.|