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Probabilities for the match are Celtic 80%, St Mirren 6% and 14% for the draw.
Against Hearts at home last weekend St Mirren lined up with the following;
1 Trevor Carson
23 Ryan Strain, 22 Marcus Fraser, 4 Joe Shaughnessy, 5 Richard Taylor and 3 Scott Tanser
11 Greg Kiltie, 13 Alex Gogic and 6 Mark O’Hara
21 Alex Greive and 10 Curtis Main
Coming on as subs were centre back Charles Dunne, midfielder Keanu Baccus, left wing back Thierry Small, right winger Lewis Jamieson and midfielder Ryan Flynn. Unused subs were keeper Peter Urminsky, Declan Gallagher, Caolon Boyd-Munce and Kieran Offord.
Player rankings by season ratings so far (FotMob and WhoScored)
1. Ryan Strain
2. Mark O’Hara
3. Curtis Main
4. Keanu Baccus
5. Richard Taylor
6. Declan Gallagher
7. Marcus Fraser
8. Scott Tanser
9. Charles Dunne
10. Joe Shaughnessy
11. Greg Kiltie
12. Alex Gogic
13. Thierry Small
14. Trevor Carson
15. Ryan Flynn
16. Alex Greive
17. Lewis Jamieson
18. Kieran Offord
Peter Urminsky and Caolon Boyd-Munce haven’t played enough for a rating
In the corresponding fixture in January where Celtic won 4-0 St Mirren lined up with the following;
1 Trevor Carson
23 Ryan Strain, 4 Joe Shaughnessy, 31 Declan Gallagher, 18 Charles Dunne and 3 Scott Tanser
17 Keanu Baccus, 16 Ethan Erhahon and 13 Alex Gogic
10 Curtis Main and 7 Jonah Ayunga
In the four previous league fixtures this season (three league and one cup) St Mirren have won one and Celtic have won the other three by four goals. Celtic having the better xGD in all four games at 0.23 (the St Mirren win), 1.67, 1.69 and 2.48.
St Mirren’s xGD graph for their league season is below which shows a dip in their last four games.
In the previous four games against St Mirren this season (three league and one cup) the top Celtic players for xG have been Oh (1.9), Hatate (1.4), Abada (1.4), Kyogo (0.9), O’Riley (0.8) and Jota (0.7). For Post Shot xG it is Oh (1.77), Hatate (1.6), Jota (1.2), Kyogo (1.12), Abada (1.1) and O’Riley (1.1)
For xA it is O’Riley (1.2), Abada (1.1), Jota (1.0), Haksabanovic (0.9) and Mooy (0.9).
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