Celtic sell out another game weeks in advance as supporters gear up for title battle

By Euan Davidson

March 11, 2022

Celtic have announced another Paradise sell-out, with tickets for the game against St Johnstone in early April already snapped up by eager supporters.

The Hoops face the Saints on Saturday, 9th April, and the club announced to day that supporters are continuing to give their passionate backing in their tens of thousands, as the title race hots up.

It’ll be Celtic’s last fixture before the SPFL Premiership split. The Hoops currently sit top of the Scottish Premiership, with a 3-point lead on Rangers in second.

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The club announced [Celtic FC]: “Another sell-out crowd awaits the Celts when they welcome St Johnstone to Celtic Park on Saturday, April 9 with match tickets for the final pre-split fixture now sold-out.

“With next weekend’s Ross County match also a sell-out, Glasgow’s green and white will be in full voice for the next two home games as the Bhoys head into the business end of the season with every point crucial at this stage of the campaign.”

Celtic have beaten Callum Davidson’s team 3 times from 3 meetings in the 21-22 campaign. Twice in the league, and once at Hampden, in the Premier Sports Cup semi-final. A goal from James Forrest was enough to secure a place in the final.

After securing a cup double last season, Davidson’s side are finding things tricker this year. The Saints currently sit second from bottom in the Premiership [Sky Sports], scoring just 18 goals in 30 games.

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Celtic supporters continue to make themselves heard; St Johnstone sell out is just the latest

Celtic have sold out Paradise on a consistent basis this season. It’s no surprise, especially not with so much at stake, and a fantastic brand of football being played.

There is a twist in the tale though; it’s going to be harder for a lot of supporters to actually get to games.

Those that use Dalmarnock Station will be heavily affected by Scotrail engineering works that’ll start on the 13th of March, and go on for 8 weeks. Scotrail issued a grim update on that front yesterday.

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We’ll all find a way, though. And with Celtic battling to be champions once more, it’s so important that Celtic Park is packed to the rafters.

The impact of supporters, especially after last season’s lock-out, has been massive. There’s no question it’s boosted Ange Postecoglou’s team throughout 21-22, especially when there’s a packed Paradise making noise for the Bhoys.

Celtic v St Johnstone games have had an important say in title races before. If Celtic can amass another three points before the split, we’ll be looking very good indeed.

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