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Saturday's Sport: Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic take centre stage

There are four Scottish Premiership matches to look forward to on Saturday, including leaders Celtic's home clash with St Johnstone.

In addition, there are two English Premiership rugby union games scheduled for Christmas Eve - Bath's visit to Exeter Chiefs and Leicester Tigers' home game against Gloucester.

Scottish Premiership: Celtic continue title charge

What: Celtic v St Johnstone
Where: Celtic Park, Glasgow
When: 12:30, Saturday 24th December 2022
How to watch: Celtic TV
Odds: Celtic 1/12, Draw 8/1, St Johnstone 22/1

Ange Postecoglou's imperious Bhoys side have won 16 of their 17 league matches so far this season and have emerged victorious in their last 10, including Wednesday’s 2-1 victory against Livingston.

They may not have it all their own way against an improving St Johnstone side though as Callum Davidson's team are unbeaten in six matches and recorded a 2-1 victory over Rangers in early November.

However, St Johnstone have lost their last seven games against Celtic, including a 7-0 thrashing at the end of last season. Another 7-0 victory for Celtic on Saturday can be backed at 40/1.

In the day’s other games, Aberdeen are 13/8 To Win at St Mirren, Dundee United are 2/1 to beat Hearts and Livingston are 13/5 To Draw with Hibs at Easter Road.

Rugby Union: Tigers to tame poor travellers Gloucester

What: Leicester Tigers v Gloucester
Where: Welford Road, Leicester
When: 15:00, Saturday 24th December 2022
How to watch: BT Sport 1
Odds: Leicester 4/7, Draw 20/1, Gloucester 6/4

In rugby union, fourth-placed Gloucester visit defending champions Leicester Tigers who are one place below them in the table while Exeter Chiefs entertain Bath in a mid-table encounter.

Leicester have only lost once at home in the Premiership in 18 months while Gloucester have recorded just two away victories since January so a Tigers win would appear to be the most likely outcome. 

In addition, Leicester’s only defeat to the Cherry and Whites in their last seven meetings was a 46-30 setback at Kingsholm in August 2020 while Gloucester are without a win on their last 14 visits to Welford Road.

Rugby Union: More glee for Grecians

What: Exeter Chiefs v Bath
Where: Sandy Lane, Exeter
When: 15:00, Saturday 24th December 2022
How to watch: PRTV
Odds: Exeter 1/5, Draw 33/1, Bath 7/2

Exeter have endured a mixed season to date but are currently enjoying a good run of form and have won their last four matches in all competitions, including two excellent victories against Castres and the Bulls in the Champions Cup.

However, they did lose their last match in the Premiership to Newcastle and have been defeated in four of their last five games in the league.

The Chiefs have only lost one home game in the Premiership so far this season though while Bath have lost their last four encounters in all competitions, including Challenge Cup setbacks against Toulon and Glasgow Warriors.

Bath have lost six of their nine Premiership matches to date this season and have been very poor on their travels so a routine victory for Exeter is expected on this occasion.

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