St. Mirren v Celtic – Betting Preview
St. Mirren won their last home league game against Celtic 2-0 in September, but surprisingly they have never in their history won back-to-back home league matches against the Glasgow club, with this their 125th such match!
On the other hand, Celtic have kept a clean sheet in five of their last six league meetings with St. Mirren. The exception being of course the 2-0 defeat in their last league visit to St. Mirren Park in September.
St Mirren Preview
Following a 1-1 draw in the Premiership encounter versus St Johnstone, St Mirren enters this contest.
Saint Mirren had a 52% possession rate and 4 goals on target in 20 shot attempts during that game. Alex Gogi was the lone scorer for St Mirren in the 86th minute. St. Johnstone, on the other hand, had six attempts at goal, with two of them succeeding. St. Johnstone scored thanks to Zak Rudden (75′).
Nowadays, St. Mirren hasn’t preserved a clean sheet in far too many of their games. In fact, St. Mirren has allowed goals in five of their last six games, scoring just once while allowing 10 goals to be scored against them.
Following their previous game, which saw them defeat Rangers 1-2 in the League Cup, Celtic enters this contest. Kyogo Furuhashi (44′, 56′) was the lone Celtic scorer. Rangers scored a goal through Alfredo Morelos (64′).
Goals have been celebrated 23 times in the last six games Celtic have played, which works out to an average of 3.83 goals per game and demonstrates their propensity for action-packed contests. The total number of hits by opposing teams is three. If that pattern continues into this next game, it will be interesting to see.
After playing St. Mirren away from home in the previous two league games, Celtic entered this one winless against them. They are also are unbeaten in their last 9 league matches away from home. What an impressive run of results!
1×2 Betting Odds
Let’s analyse the 1×2 betting market.
In our opinion, St Mirren will have enough chances to score against this Celtic team, but one goal definitely won’t be enough to avert a loss!
The home side are the underdogs in this @ 11.00.
We have opted for a very close game, with Celtic doing just enough for the victory after 90 minutes. They are the better side on paper and form, so if all goes well that should translate onto the pitch!
Celtic to win stands @ 1.29. They are the firm favourites.
The market odds of a stalemate and points shared between the two, stands @ 6.20.
Total goals over/under
Let’s analyse the over/under market.
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.58.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 2.50.
A combined total of 20 goals were scored between the two sides in their last 6 matches with each other, most being scored by Celtic.
That is an average goals per game value of 3.33.
So expect a similar scoring trend to follow… with Celtic dominating most statistics!