Celtic will take on St Johnstone for a place in the Scottish League Cup final from Hampden Park, looking to dethrone the Saints.
Celtic are no strangers to Hampden Park as a powerhouse of Scottish football. Ange Postecoglou will look to take his side to a final at the first time of asking; potentially setting up a showdown with fierce rivals Rangers who are in the other semi.
The hype has been building up around the game and Celtic fans are confident despite some key injuries. They feel their style of football will be too good on the day and they’ll comfortably make the final.
Jim Orr on the A Celtic State of Mind Podcast was extremely confident in Celtic’s chances of reaching the final, “I’m assuming the pitch will be in decent nick, it’s good to be playing first. Because there has been a number of semi-finals during the years and we play second and the parts of it you know, are not that clever for our passing game, but I think the big wide open spaces will suit our football and if we turn up we win the game, but it’s a cup tie.”
It’s safe to say that the Celtic supporters on the A Celtic State of Mind Podcast are confident, but St Johnstone are no pushovers. They managed the cup double last season and they will not want to relinquish their titles.
The fans being back this year could be a difference though. The pressure and intensity could be different to last year, potentially making it harder to win for either side. One things for sure, that having the fans back for the showpiece fixtures in Scottish football is long overdue and something we love to see.