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St Mirren V Celtic tips: History and form point to easy Hoops win

| 14.09.2018

The international break is over, and Ladbrokes Premiership football is back with a bang tonight as St Mirren host Celtic at the Simple Digital Arena.

The Hoops have dominated this fixture in recent times, winning all of the last seven meetings. With the Buddies enduring a difficult start to life back in the top-flight, this could be a long night for the hosts.

Match Odds

In the Match Betting, Celtic are hot favourites at 2/11. Meanwhile, a St Mirren victory is 18/1, with the Draw priced up at 6/1.

Two of the last three head-to-heads have ended in 4-1 victories for the Glasgow giants.

The Celtic -2 handicap is a 7/5 shot, with another 4-1 scoreline in their favour priced at 16/1.

Talking Tactics

The Hoops tend to employ a 4-2-3-1 system on their travels. Leigh Griffiths is likely to lead the line, with a trio of Callum McGregor, Tom Rogic and James Forrest behind him.

The Buddies have injury woes at the back, with Adam Eckersley and Gary Mackenzie sidelined – so expect a makeshift defence.

Up front, the lively Danny Mullen should partner Ross Stewart. St Mirren’s best results this season have come when they’ve played a 4-4-2 diamond.

Goalscorer Odds

Griffiths is favourite in the Anytime Goalscorer market. The prolific 28-year-old is 7/10 to find the net, and 21/10 to bag Two or More Goals.

Olivier Ntcham has begun the season in good form, netting in two of the Hoops’ last four games. He’s been First Goalscorer both times, and is 7/1 to break the deadlock.

Finally, there could be interest in Scott Brown. The Hoops midfielder boasts six career goals against the Buddies, and is 13/2 to cause them more misery with another.

The hosts’ best chance of finding the net lies in Mullen. The 23-year-old will be looking to add to his tally of three goals so far this term. He’s 9/2 Anytime.

Match Info

When: 7:45pm

Where: The Simple Digital Arena, Paisley

How to watch: BT Sport 1 / BT Sport 4K UHD

Click here for the latest St Mirren v Celtic odds.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.