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Rupert Wyman 25th Aug 2011 - 13:20

Scottish Premier League weekend preview

Celtic suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to St Johnstone at Parkhead on Sunday. Lennon will be distraught that a crucial three points were lost to a side that they should take apart on home soil.

Celtic play St Mirren this Sunday and nothing less than a win is acceptable, a win for the Hoops is 4/11, the draw is 3/1 and the home win is 6/1.

Celtic need to show that they have the hunger to win, Lennon called his players 'wasteful', 'immature' and 'complacent' after the result. It was St Johnstone's first win at Celtic Park for thirteen years.

There is less than two weeks of the transfer window remaining and Celtic still have time to get rid of some of the deadwood and bring in more quality. They are still sniffing around Craig Bellamy and they should try and convince Wayne Bridge to move across the border and help the Celtic cause.

Rangers are chasing their fourth title in a row and they are 5/4 to win the league and that looks a big price if Celtic fail to take their chances and finish off the inferior sides. Celtic are 8/13 and they have made no big-name acquisitions this summer.

As Official Betting Partner of the SPL, we have a Match Winner on the Celtic game and we have enhanced the price of Anthony Stokes to score a goal in the first ten minutes of the game from 16/1 to 20/1. He looks to be their main weapon up-front and if they are going to banish away the memories of St Johnstone, he can get the early goal.

St Johnstone looked hungry and the Perth side could go on and look at ending the season in a Europa League spot.  Against a flurry of Celtic attacks the defence held strong and they kept a clean-sheet. They face Dundee United on Saturday and they are 8/5 to keep a clean sheet.

The Arabs supporters have struggled so far this season after finishing fourth last year and St Johnstone should be buoyed by the result last weekend. Under Jody Morris' captaincy, they can win the clash at 13/10.

Rangers' under-fire boss McCoist has had a wave of criticism come his direction but his side won last weekend 3-0 at Motherwell. The gaffer is still learning the trade and he is trying to prove that he is the right man for the job.

They have Aberdeen at home on Sunday and Craig Brown, the boss of Aberdeen will definitely have no trouble getting his players up for the clash. However, they have only won once in the league this season, Rangers are 1/5 to win the clash and a clean sheet looks likely at 4/6.

The big game of the weekend is the Tynecastle Derby, Paulo Sergio should have his best team on display as he is playing a younger second team, against Tottenham in the Europa League on Thursday.  Hois could start with the former Notts Forest player Junior Agogo and Gary O'Connor leading the line.

O'Connor may have struggled for fitness and form in the past two or three years but he has valuable experience and he can help Hibs improve on a slow start to the season. He is back where he played his best football and he is 8/1 to score the first goal. If you fancy a punt on the ninety minutes market, Hearts are 5/6, the draw is 11/5 and the away win is 11/4.




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