St Johnstone looks an ideal fixture for Celtic to return to winning ways

By John Reid

February 29, 2020

There are no guarantees in football. You only need to look at Celtic’s recent 3-1 loss to Copenhagen in the Europa League for an example of that.

The Hoops were favoured to qualify for the last 16 of the Europa League. However, the Danish side took their chances and pulled off a famous win.

After that setback, Neil Lennon will want Celtic to return to winning ways as soon as possible. With that being said, he couldn’t have picked an ideal fixture than the Hoops’ next one, a trip to St Johnstone on Scottish Cup duty.

Record is nothing short of spectacular

The Hoops’ recent record at McDiarmid Park is nothing short of spectacular. In Celtic’s last seven visits to Perth, we have scored 25 goals and conceded only four. That is an average of 3.57 goals per game.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon / (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

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Indeed, when Celtic travelled to St Johnstone on league duty recently, the Hoops cruised to a 3-0 victory.

Sometimes stadiums just suit a team, and that seems to be the case with Celtic and McDiarmid Park. Neil Lennon and his players will be determined to make sure the winning run in Perth stretches to eight games following the loss to Copenhagen.

Celtic have bounced back from poor results excellently this season, going on lengthy winning runs on the back of any setbacks the team have suffered.

On a 1o game winning run

Indeed, the Hoops are currently on a winning run of 10 domestic games in a row. You wouldn’t bet against that continuing at McDiarmid Park.

Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

With Rangers crashing out of the Scottish Cup, one of the biggest obstacles, perhaps even the biggest, has been removed from Celtic’s chances of lifting the trophy for the fourth season in a row.

That should have Neil Lennon’s side even more fired up to book a place in the last four of the competition. Hopefully lessons have been learned from the Copenhagen defeat, and Celtic return to victory in style.

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