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Thursday, 13 December, 2018

St Johnstone unlikely to get blown away by struggling Celtic

Bhoys can edge a close contest

Celtic will be hoping for more to smile about
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Betfred Cup quarter-final
BT Sport 1, 7.45pm Wednesday

Creaking Celtic might just manage to get back to winning ways in Perth, but St Johnstone should keep it tight.

Brendan Rodgers is experiencing his first blip as Hoops manager and it's a major one after an appalling start to the season by their standards was topped off by losing to a last-minute goal at Kilmarnock on Sunday.

Saints were roundly thrashed by resurgent Rangers, but manager Tommy Wright is liable to tighten them up for this test.

With the squad Celtic have, it's safe to assume their slump won't last forever, but they are far too short to back on this form and preference is for them to edge a narrow win.

Recommendation
Celtic to win & under 3.5 goals
1pt 5-4 Betway

Bet on this match at Soccerbase.com

Team news

St Johnstone
Murray Davidson and Brian Easton are injured for the hosts.

Celtic
The Hoops are waiting to Kristoffer Ajer to return to fitness. Nir Bitton and Jozo Simunovic are out.

Key stat
Saints are unbeaten at McDiarmid Park this season, but have yet to score more than one goal at home.


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With the squad Celtic have, it's safe to assume their slump won't last forever, but they are far too short to back on this form
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