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Monday, 17 December, 2018

Celtic should have little to fear on trip to McDiarmid Park

St Johnstone have won just one of last nine league games

Callum McGregor netted in Celtic defeat to Bayern Munich in midweek
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The Celtic juggernaut rolls into Perth on Saturday and St Johnstone are unlikely to put up much resistance.

The Bhoys have shown this season that, far from putting in a lethargic performance after a big Champions League match, they usually raise their game.

After defeats to PSG and Bayern, they responded with thumping wins in their next Ladbrokes Premiership game.

They were supposed to be on their knees when they went to Aberdeen and promptly played them off the park.

Saints must be lacking confidence after a dismal run of results and have injury doubts to key players. Brendan Rodgers' men will relish facing their fragile defence at McDiarmid Park.

Celtic to score three or more goals
1pt 11-10 Coral

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Team news
St Johnstone
St Johnstone are without Brian Easton and have serious doubts over Murray Davidson, Michael O'Halloran and Stefan Scougall.

Brendan Rodgers is likely to be without defenders Jozo Simunovic, Erik Sviatchenko and Anthony Ralston.

Key stat
Saints have won just one of their last nine Ladbrokes Premiership games.

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