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Last updated : 23 January 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the St. Johnstone v Celtic fixture

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.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 22 AugCeltic5 - 2St. JohnstoneSPL
2006/2007Sat 14 AprSt. Johnstone1 - 2CelticSFAC
2002/2003Sun 23 FebCeltic3 - 0St. JohnstoneSFAC
2001/2002Sat 19 JanCeltic2 - 1St. JohnstoneSPL
2001/2002Sat 03 NovSt. Johnstone1-2CelticSPL
2001/2002Sat 28 JulCeltic3 - 0St. JohnstoneSPL
2000/2001Wed 14 MarSt. Johnstone1 - 2CelticSPL

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.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
St. Johnstone Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Celtic 5 games since last defeat.