St Mirren - Celtic Betting Preview: Buoyant Bhoys can march on against Saints

Neil Lennon's side are unbeaten in the Scottish Premiership this season and our tipster expects a comfortable win for the Hoops against Danny Lennon's side this weekend
Celtic claimed an eighth successive Scottish Premiership victory when they edged to a 1-0 triumph over city rivals Partick Thistle on New Year's Day and Neil Lennon’s men will be looking for another three points when they travel to Paisley to face St Mirren on Sunday afternoon.

The Hoops are warm favourites to claim maximum points from their tussle with Danny Lennon’s side, with bet365 offering just 2/7 (1.29) on an away victory this weekend.

St Mirren have won just one of their last five matches and are chalked up at a chunky 11/1 (12.0) with bet365 to stun the defending champions here while the same firm go 4/1 (5.0) that the match ends in stalemate.

It is worth noting that Celtic have kept six successive clean sheets in the Scottish Premiership and, with that in mind, there may well be value in backing Neil Lennon’s side at an appealing even money (2.0) quote from bet365 for the Hoops to win to nil again this weekend.

Celtic may have been defensively solid this term, but the Hoops have hardly been free-scoring in recent weeks, scoring just six times in their last five league matches.

Should the Saints keep it tight against Neil Lennon’s men, then the 6/5 (2.20) quote on offer from bet365 for fewer than three goals to be scored this weekend would appear to represent value for punters here.

Celtic, though, have often produced their best form on the road thus far this term, with Neil Lennon’s men having dropped just two points in 10 league matches away from home.

Indeed, the Hoops have led by half-time in no fewer than eight away league matches already this term and the 4/5 (1.80) quote from bet365 for Celtic to lead at both half-time and full-time is sure to prove popular with punters.

Neil Lennon’s side have won eight of the last nine league meetings between these two clubs and can justify favouritism once again this weekend.

The 2/7 (1.29) quote for an away win, though, is too short and, therefore, punters are advised to snap up the generous 4/5 (1.80) quote from bet365 for the Hoops to lead at both half-time and full-time on Sunday afternoon.

Celtic to win half-time and full-time at 4/5 (1.80) 2pts stake with bet365

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