Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Celtic look to maintain top spot in the SPL when the second-half of the season resumes with the home match against St Mirren in the midweek. Celtic are level on points with Rangers but Brendan Rodgers’ men have played a game less. St Mirren remain deep in relegation trouble with only two points separating them from the bottom. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Celtic lost a crucial advantage in the title race after a 1-0 defeat against Rangers to conclude 2018 on a disappointing note. The defending Scottish champions started off 2019 with a 3-0 victory over Airdrieonians in the FA Cup.
St Mirren lost back-to-back league matches to conclude 2018 with the latest being a 2-1 loss against Kilmarnock. St Mirren, though, had a positive 3-2 victory over Alloa Athletic.
The recent meeting between St Mirren and Celtic produced a shock goalless draw at the Simple Digital Arena back in September. St Mirren, though, fell to a 4-1 loss in their recent trip to Celtic Park. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a win for Celtic.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Celtic win at 1.10[/bet_tip_now]
St Mirren have been active in the January transfer market with a remarkable six players – including Kyle McAllister – making the switch to the club. Manager Oran Kearney is still eyeing more signings in the coming weeks with at least three players expected before deadline day. Celtic’s approach in the market has been measured with players like Oliver Burke and Timothy Weah making the switch. Even though the additions did make St Mirren quite strong in the recent FA Cup match, Celtic are a different proposition. Our preview would go with a win for Celtic.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Celtic win at 1.10[/bet_tip_now]
Celtic vs St Mirren draw odds: 9.00
St Mirren win odds: 21.00
Correct Score odds
Celtic have been able to come up with a remarkable 19 goals in the last six home matches against St Mirren going back to 2011. The Hoops have had an inconsistent first half to the season but the recent additions to the squad should make Brendan Rodgers feel more confident about his setup. St Mirren will have the element of unpredictability that could help them get a goal or two. Our correct score prediction would go with a Celtic 2-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Celtic 2-1 win at 13.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
All of the last three home matches between Celtic and St Mirren at the Celtic Park have ended up with over 2.5 goals with ease. Celtic already have a potent offence that has been able to score more than two goals per game on an average this season. Crucially, St Mirren’s recent additions have made them stronger going forward. Our total goals prediction would back over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.40[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Odsonne Edouard has been Celtic’s top scorer this season with nine goals. He has been able to score a goal every other game for Celtic. Even with James Forrest and Scott Sinclair also offering significant scoring threat for the Hoops, our first goalscorer prediction would go with Odsonne Edouard.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Odsonne Edouard at 3.80[/bet_tip_now]
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