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After a slow start to the season, Celtic managed to get a great run of form going in October and early November in order to get back on track.
The Hoops have gone eight matches without a loss in all competitions, with only one draw in that period, showcasing the confidence that the team has at the moment.
Celtic have been the strongest attacking outfit in the Scottish Premier League this season, having scored 30 goals already in the opening 13 fixtures, which is more than anybody else.
Both Jota and Kyogo Furuhashi have been a big part of that, and they each got a brace in their most recent outing against Dundee, which resulted in a 4-2 victory.
The club have already made a massive improvement on their performance in the Scottish League Cup from last season where they were knocked out in the second round.
However, with a place in the final on the line and a potential Old Firm derby to take place in that game, the Hoops will be heading into this one fully focused.
Their opponents had to work a little harder to get there, beating Arbroath on penalties in the second round after a 2-2 draw, before defeating Dundee 2-0.
For St Johnstone, the season has proven to be hard, having won just three games in the league, they now sit just four points above the relegation zone, which is why the cup distraction is so important.
It was only at the end of October when they last played Celtic, but they suffered a 2-0 defeat on that day, with Giorgos Giakoumakis and Josip Juranovic on target.
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However, following that loss the performances have improved with the Saints being undefeated since that stage, which they shall be hoping to continue on Saturday.
Callum Davidson has seen his squad keep two clean sheets in their previous games and those type of defensive capabilities will be needed heading into this match.
Last season the Saints went all the way and won the Scottish League Cup, defeating Livingston in the final, and once again the club has the opportunity to achieve that goal.