Celtic vs St JohnstoneScottish Premiership, KO: 15:00 Oct 23, 2021, Celtic Park
CELTIC will be looking to continue their mini-revival when they welcome St Johnstone to Parkhead on Saturday afternoon.
It has been a rollercoaster ride for Ange Postecoglou since taking the reins at Celtic Park, with his new-look side producing contrasting performances home and away during the early months of his tenure.
However, the Hoops appear to have found a cure for their travel sickness following back-to-back league wins at Aberdeen and Motherwell, reducing the deficit on fierce foes Rangers to four points in the process.
After recording a well-deserved 2-0 win over Ferencvaros on Tuesday, on an afternoon where my Bet Builder banked, the Bhoys will aim to make it four wins on the bounce when they square-off with St Johnstone on Saturday.
Callum Davidson's side never go down without a fight but they have yet to hit the lofty heights that led to a historic cup double and top-six finish last term.
St Johnstone's only league victories of the season thus far came against Aberdeen and Dundee and there was little to lift the mood for Saints fans during last weekend's 3-0 loss at home to Livingston.
Celtic have avoided defeat in each of their last 16 meetings with St Johnstone and the Hoops head into this clash as red-hot 3/13 favourites at SBK.
St Johnstone picked up a point at Parkhead last season but another stalemate on Saturday is an unfancied 5/1 (SBK) while a Saints triumph is trading at 12/1 with the same firm.
You won't get rich backing Celtic at the aforementioned price but combining a home win and over one St Johnstone card will bring about an enticing even-money (1/1) play at UniBet.
Postecoglou's side boast an almost perfect domestic record at their Parkhead base this season, winning five of their six home matches, with the only blemish being a draw with surprise package Dundee United
That batch of Bhoys' home games has seen the hosts notch up a lofty 22 strikes and they should have too much firepower for a shot-shy St Johnstone side who have managed just six league goals this season so far.
Callum Davidson's crew will aim to contain and counter where possible, and perhaps even deploy the dark arts in an attempt to tame the division's most potent attack.
The Saints are averaging 2.44 yellow cards per-game this term, with the Perth guests picking up two or more cautions in six of their opening eight league fixtures of the season.
With all that in mind, combining Celtic to win and over one St Johnstone card at evens (UniBet) makes plenty of appeal in Glasgow's east end this weekend.
I'll also dip back into the Bet Builder market and merge over one Celtic goal and over five Celtic corners, a nice looking 5/6 shot with Bet 365.
Postecoglou’s gung-ho brand of football has seen Celtic average a whopping 8.56 corners per-game in the Scottish Premiership this season and it's worth noting that the above-mentioned combination has clicked in each of the Hoops' recent trio of triumphs.
This Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and St Johnstone will be played on Oct 23, 2021 and kick off at 15:00. Check below for our tipsters best Celtic vs St Johnstone prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.