Celtic will look to continue hoodoo over St Johnstone on Sunday
Celtic host St Johnstone on Sunday in the Scottish Cup in the last leg of an 11 day trilogy.
The Bhoys have defeated the Perth club home and away in the last week and will be hoping to complete the hat-trick.
Having recorded 2-0 wins on both previous fixtures, Celtic are in good shape to knock off St Johnstone again.
With such a short period of time between the games, both sides will be understandably sick of each other after Sunday.
Celtic have endured multiple games against the same opposition in a short space of time before.
Last season, Celtic faced Motherwell three times in close proximity. Celtic won two of the three games, drawing one at Fir Park.
One of Celtic’s victories over the Steelmen was in the Befred Cup final, winning 2-0 at Hampden.
Celtic then needed a late Scott Sinclair penalty to preserve their historic unbeaten run, salvaging a 1-1 draw.
The third game of the trilogy saw Celtic blew Motherwell at Celtic Park with a dominant display. The Bhoys ran out 5-1 winners including an Odsonne Edouard hat-trick.
In 2015, Celtic and Dundee United endured a mammoth four game series in the space of a few weeks. Celtic defeated United in each of Scotland’s three domestic competitions.
Ronny Deila clinched his first trophy in the League Cup, extended his lead at the top of the Premiership and clinched his place in the Scottish Cup semi final after a replay.
St Johnstone will head into Sunday’s game hoping they don’t suffer the same fate their contemporaries did at the hands of the Bhoys.
The final meeting?
Sunday’s Scottish Cup fifth round tie could potentially be the final meeting between the sides this season.
There will be another meeting at Celtic Park if St Johnstone cling on to their top six status by the end of the season.
Although Tommy Wright’s men will want to finish as highly as possible, they may not want another meeting with the Bhoys.
Celtic have a 10-0 aggregate score over the Perth side already this season. You’d forgive any St Johnstone fan who doesn’t want to see their side face Celtic ever again.