Match Betting Preview: St Mirren vs Celtic - 31 March 2013

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Football betting fans are presented with a potentially lucrative opportunity this weekend, as Scottish Premier League (SPL) strugglers St Mirren play host to runaway league leaders Celtic on Sunday.

St Mirren Hitting Stride

In their first clash since claiming the Scottish Communities League Cup with a 3-2 defeat of Hearts on 17th March, St Mirren shouldn't show any signs of fatigue when they return to domestic duties to welcome The Hoops. With Neil Lennon’s men having the SPL title all but wrapped up, they appear to have taken their foot off the pedal recently, making the St Mirren vs Celtic betting markets more interesting than usual.

Celtic's Recent Struggles

The SPL Champions are on a concerning run that has seen them lose two of their last three league matches, only scraping a narrow victory over Aberdeen in their last outing. You can never rule out the famous Parkhead club though, and they remain firm favourites for this clash, at 2/5 with Bet365 Sports. However, the Saints have looked strong against Celtic in recent months, knocking them out of the League Cup 3-2 in the semi-finals, and only losing out to them in the Scottish Cup quarters by a narrow 2-1 margin at the start of March. As a result, the Paisley club are hard to ignore at 13/2.

Available Markets

With this record in mind, football betting experts may well be tempted by St Mirren on a +1 'handicap' for this tie, available at an appealing 2/1 with Bet365 Sports at the time of publication.

With these teams racking up a total of ten goals in their previous three meetings, another smart bet could be the 'over 2.5 goals' market, offered by Bet365 Sports at 8/11. 'Both teams to score' also looks good value for money at 5/6, given that Celtic have conceded six goals in their past two league matches and have only failed to score in two SPL games this season, with striker Gary Hooper bagging 26 goals in all competitions so far this term. St Mirren, meanwhile, have their full range of attacking options available, while star defender Lee Mair remains a doubt.

To back any of these options and see the full selection of St Mirren vs Celtic betting markets, head to Bet365 Sports today.

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