FM Preview: Celtic v St. Johnstone 26 Dec 2010
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Saturday, 25th December 2010
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Celtic and St. Johnstone at 15:00 on Sunday, 26th December 2010 in the Scottish Premier.
Celtic prepare to entertain St. Johnstone at Celtic Park on Sunday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having taken all the points from 39 of the 51 contests.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Celtic Park was less than a year ago, in March 2010, with Celtic running out comfortable 3-0 winners 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:|
|2010/2011||Sat 30 Oct||St. Johnstone||0 - 3||Celtic||SPL|
|2010/2011||Wed 27 Oct||St. Johnstone||2 - 3||Celtic||SLGC|
|2009/2010||Sat 20 Mar||Celtic||3-0||St. Johnstone||SPL|
|2009/2010||Sun 24 Jan||St. Johnstone||1 - 4||Celtic||SPL|
|2009/2010||Sat 22 Aug||Celtic||5 - 2||St. Johnstone||SPL|
|2006/2007||Sat 14 Apr||St. Johnstone||1 - 2||Celtic||SFAC|
|2002/2003||Sun 23 Feb||Celtic||3 - 0||St. Johnstone||SFAC|
Recent respective form guides
Celtic have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 17 goals for the The Bhoys, with 8 goals against.
The away form of St. Johnstone however, is much more impressive, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The Saints's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 7.
Celtic's total of 36 points from their 16 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier. St. Johnstone see themselves just below half way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, showing a record of 18 points from their 16 games played so far,
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Your number one FootyMad panel have studied this game long and hard, and cannot separate the two. A draw for the The Bhoys. Score draw
|Celtic||Drawn last 3 games at home.|
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 3 games.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
|St. Johnstone||Undefeated in last 3 away games.|
4 games since last defeat.