Celtic v St Johnstone Match Preview & Free Bets

Celtic should have few problems disposing of St Johnstone in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup on Sunday afternoon

This will the third meeting between these two sides in less than a fortnight, however familiarity certainly won’t be breeding contempt for the Hoops given that they have enjoyed complete dominance over their opponents. Indeed Celtic and St Johnstone have already met a total of four times since the start of the season with Brendan Rodgers’ men not only coming out on top each time but also managing four clean sheets along the way. To make matters worse for the visitors to Parkhead, they head into this tough match on the back of a dismal run which has seen them lose their last four Premiership outings, certainly not the best of times to be meeting the league leaders.

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The evidence strongly suggests that Brendan Rodgers’ men will utterly dominate this match and ease their way into the next round of the Scottish Cup with the minimum of effort. St Johnstone have thus far failed to find an answer to the Hoops this term and we don’t envisage them managing anything from this meeting at Parkhead. Indeed Celtic have managed four clean sheets in a row against the Perth side and we expect them to once again keep things very tight at the back, the indications being that the Hoops will put in another big defensive performance while dominating in attack.

In all honesty, this is looking set to be a thoroughly one-sided affair as Celtic continue in their hunt for a third domestic treble, the side having already secured for themselves the League Cup and closing in on the Premiership crown. The value here is to back the home side to win by a considerable margin and we’ll be backing the Hoops on the handicap market with Unibet Bookmakers going 28/17 on Celtic -2