A midweek 3-0 win over Livingston took it to 16 wins and a draw across their last 17 outings. Ange Postecoglou has restocked during the January transfer window with four additions, Alistair Johnston, Hyun-Gyu Oh, Tomoki Iwata and Yuki Kobayashi. All four could be involved.
As for St Johnstone, Callum Davidson’s men ended a run of seven losses to defeat Motherwell 2-0 during the week.
Who: St Johnstone v Celtic
What: Scottish Premiership, match day 25
Where: McDiarmid Park, Perth
When: Sunday, February 5. Kick-off 12pm
Referee: David Dickinson
How to watch
The game has been selected for live coverage for Sky Sports and can be viewed on Sky Go Extra, Sky Sports Main Event and Football channels and Sky Sports Ultra. Build-up begins at 11am on the Sky Sports Football channel. Highlights will be available on Sportscene which is shown from 7.15pm on Sportscene on BBC Scotland.
Callum Davison will continue to be without the services of injured duo Chris Kane and Murray Davidson. Adam Montgomery is ineligible due to being on loan from Sunday's opponents.
Ange Postecoglou should have a full squad to pick from, By kick-off Giorgos Giakoumakis’ move to MLS could have been confirmed, while James McCarthy may also miss out due to a hamstring issue.
Celtic ran out 4-1 winners on Christmas Eve at Celtic Park with doubles from Kyogo Furuhashi and Reo Hatate. Drey Wright managed to get a second-half consolation. There was drama in the previous clash between the sides at McDiarmid Park. Celtic appeared to be heading for a 1-0 win only for Alex Mitchell to grab a 93rd minute equaliser. That wasn’t the end of the scoring with Giakoumakis grabbing an even later winner for the visitors.
Since a 2-1 win over Celtic in May 2016, when St Johnstone came from behind through goals from Steven MacLean and Graham Cummins, the Perth Saints have lost the last 12 at McDiarmid Park. Meanwhile, Postecoglou’s men have not lost a domestic game for 140 days, a 2-0 loss to St Mirren in Paisley.