St Mirren vs CelticScottish Premiership, KO: 20:00 Feb 10, 2021, Simple Digital Arena
ST MIRREN will be confident of doing the double over Celtic in Paisley after claiming a deserved 2-1 win at Parkhead a few weeks ago.
And Jim Goodwin's men will also be chasing a second Old Firm scalp after dumping Rangers out of the Betfred Cup at the Simple Digital Arena, which is still the only defeat suffered by Steven Gerrard's men all season.
The Buddies failed to capitalise on that epic cup victory as they crashed out to Livingston in the semis but the response since that setback has been superb, with three wins in four games.
Celtic have also recovered well from that loss to St Mirren in Glasgow, winning back-to-back games against Kilmarnock and Motherwell, but their season is a lost cause with Rangers so far ahead in the Premiership.
Neil Lennon's men still look fragile at the back whenever a side puts them under pressure so Saints will fancy their chances of piling on the misery.
However, the Hoops are looking more potent in attack and should have enough in their locker to win if they can replicate their last two displays.
How the bookies view it
I'm surprised to see St Mirren as big as 31/5 with SBK given their recent form and that win at Parkhead. Celtic are a best 18/35 with the same firm while the stalemate pays 37/10.
Recent head to head
That 2-1 triumph at Parkhead (below) ended a run of six successive wins for Celtic in the fixture since a 0-0 draw in Paisley in September 2018.
The Hoops have won 2-1 on their last two trips to Paisley so you could do a lot worse than take a punt on the same score here at 71/10 with TonyBet.
Players to watch
Odsonne Edouard (below) has come under fire for his displays this season but the Frenchman has still netted 17 times. He has hit form after getting a run of games under his belt and has scored five times in his last four games. He's 11/10 with Paddy Power to score here which looks good value.
Jamie McGrath has drawn a blank in his last three games for St Mirren, including when I tipped him to score against Hibs. But he is always worth an anytime scorer bet as he takes their penalties and the Irishman is 11/2 with Bet365 to score here.
Anything else catch the eye?
I fancied both teams to score when St Mirren came to Parkhead and it could come up again here at a best 10/11 with RedZone, which is good value for an accumulator. There have been exactly three goals in three of the last four meetings and a repeat here pays 29/10 at TonyBet.
The same firm are offering 29/10 on Celtic winning by either 2-1, 3-1 or 4-1 which is worth a punt as the Hoops are looking better going forward but still suspect at the back.
Buddies defender Marcus Fraser is up against his old club and looks a little overpriced at 4/1 with Bet365 to pick up his fourth card of the season.
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