FM Preview: St. Johnstone v Celtic 18 Dec 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Saturday, 17th December 2011
The game between St. Johnstone and Celtic in the Scottish Premier on 18th December 2011 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
History of the St. Johnstone v Celtic fixture
Celtic face a trip to St. Johnstone at McDiarmid Park on Sunday afternoon, looking to further improve upon a decent past record there. So far, the Bhoys have winning 55.77% of the games played between the two.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2011, with Celtic inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Saints in a Scottish Premier match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Sun 21 Aug||Celtic||0 - 1||St. Johnstone||Scottish Premier|
|2010/2011||Tue 12 Apr||St. Johnstone||0-1||Celtic||Scottish Premier|
|2010/2011||Sun 26 Dec||Celtic||2 - 0||St. Johnstone||Scottish Premier|
|2010/2011||Sat 30 Oct||St. Johnstone||0 - 3||Celtic||Scottish Premier|
|2010/2011||Wed 27 Oct||St. Johnstone||2 - 3||Celtic||Scottish League Cup|
|2009/2010||Sat 20 Mar||Celtic||3 - 0||St. Johnstone||Scottish Premier|
|2009/2010||Sun 24 Jan||St. Johnstone||1 - 4||Celtic||Scottish Premier|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
St. Johnstone have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 7.
The away form of Celtic however, is much more impressive, with an unbeaten run in the last six, four of them victories. Those games have seen the Bhoys pummel 11 goals, and let in 4.
St. Johnstone's total of 26 points from their 18 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier.
Celtic's total of 41 points from their 18 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier.
Current overall team form
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
Celtic are in smashing form away from home at present, and Footymad sees this carrying them to a narrow victory at St. Johnstone. Away win
|St. Johnstone||Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Celtic||Undefeated in last 7 away games.
4 games since last defeat.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here
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