Here is the confirmed Celtic team to play St Johnstone this evening.
Celtic: Gordon Matthews Denayer van Dijk Ambrose Brown Armstrong Mackay-Steven Johansen Stokes Griffiths
Subs: Zaluska Bitton Scepovic Wakaso Fisher Forrest Henderson
Celtic manager Ronny Deila will be pleased with the way his side responded positively to defeat in the Europa League against Inter Milan last week.
The Bhoys had too much attacking power for Aberdeen last weekend, which has given them momentum heading into the game against St Johnstone this evening.
The incentive for the side to put on an impressive display in front of their own supporters is that a victory takes the team nine points clear in the title race.
Deila could use the match to make one or two changes to his side to keep everyone fit and fresh ahead of the cup game this weekend, but Deila will be keen to develop consistency with a similar side over the rest of the season.
St Johnstone are currently lingering in mid-table though the occasion and emotion involved in this game at Parkhead should fire them up to put on a determined display.
However, Deila will back his players to win the key man for man battles all over the pitch which will make a telling difference to the score line.