St Johnstone v Celtic Betting Tips And Predictions
Location: Mc Diarmid Park
Date: 20th August 2016
Live on BT Sport 1
St Johnstone are in fine form and are joint top after two games.
They have gone fifteen games without defeat if you count three pre-season friendlies. They have beaten all of last season’s top six in that time, Celtic included. Already this season they have replicated a trend from last season by coming from behind to beat Motherwell and Hearts.
But they will need every bit of their good form to contain a Celtic side who have gone to another level. Brendan Rodgers has reformed Celtic in a short space of time. James Forrest has found a new lease of life under the Irish man.
However, the most impressive of all Celtic’s players has been Scott Brown. The midfield enforcer has been at his best in the three games since the league started. He was reported as having a 99% passing accuracy against Hapoel Be’er Sheva.
That stat is phenomenal and he is back to getting amongst the goals, too. Scott Sinclair looks like a snip at less than four million pounds and Leigh Griffiths continues to do what he does best. Celtic as a team and a unit look to be on fire.
But the most impressive aspect to their play has been their response to adversity. Last season’s side would have crumbled on a couple of occasions already. This season they are responding with drive, commitment and, perhaps most importantly, belief.
That has been Rodgers most impressive trick. Despite The Perth Saints good form it is hard to see past a Celtic win. Perhaps even a comfortable one.
St Johnstone v Celtic Betting Tips And Predictions – Best Betting Odds
Backing Celtic with a -1 Asian Handicap returns at 2.18 (13/11) with 888Sport. But be aware that Celtic have covered a handicap in just seven of their last twenty-five league away games.
Both teams to score has potential at 1.88 (22/25) with Marathon Bet. Marathon Bet also have the best price for +2.5 goals at 1.86 (6/7).
St Johnstone v Celtic Betting Tips And Predictions – Free Football Tips
Celtic -1 Asian Handicap @ 2.18 with 888Sport