Thursday, Parkhead, 7.45pm
CELTIC may have wrapped up the title but looked in clinical mood with a 3-0 demolition of Rangers at the weekend.
A visit from St Johnstone is likely to produce a less fervoured atmosphere and it will be interesting to see what side of the champions we get on the park.
Will it be the one that put on a super show to see off Rangers at the weekend or the one that lost to Hearts in the Scottish Cup semi-final? Don't expect a display as good as the last but in the end 50,000 fans will turn up looking to enjoy the night and continue to mock rivals Rangers' fall from grace.
I reckon Celtic will notch a comfortable if not spectacular win, maybe 2-0 or 3-0. They are a best 4-11 at Ladbrokes to pick up the points with Saints as big as 9-1 at Coral.
Gary Hooper hit a belter in the Old Firm derby but is rested with Mo Bangura given a rare start.
For me it's between him and Kris Commons for the deadlock breaker. Commons' confidence should be back after his fine strike against Rangers and he is 7-1 at Ladbrokes and Betfred to score first and 2-1 with Ladbrokes at any time.
Saints will be again without top scorer Fran Sandaza and that's bad news against a side who have only conceded six goals in 17 home games this season – winning 15 of them.
Celtic on 2-0 at Parkhead last month and in the last five meetings only side has scored – Celtic in four of them.
Commons to score first
Commons to score
Celtic to win to nil