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Ange Postecoglou’s Celtic side will look to continue their imperious start to the 2022/23 Scottish Premiership season when they travel to St Mirren on Sunday afternoon. 

With six wins from six Premiership games so far this this season, Sunday’s game will give Celtic the chance to make it seven, with all the stats, updates and live scores available via the Flashscore app and website. 

Winning the league title by four points last season, Celtic have picked up where they left off and started the campaign in stylish fashion. 

Netting four times against a hapless Ibrox side last time out in the league, Celtic enter the weekend as the side having scored the most goals in the league so far this season. 

That tally currently sits at 25 goals, an astonishing 11 more than the team with the second-most goals, while Celtic’s defensive efforts have also caught the eye. 

Just once in six games has the Celtic backline been breached, with Ross County’s Alex Iacovitti the only player to score past Joe Hart in the league this season. 

Such has been the impressive nature of Celtic’s performances so far this season, some are tipping the reigning champions to go the entire campaign unbeaten. 

Of course, it is a feat that has been achieved before, but should they wish to accomplish it once more, Celtic will need to get a result against a St Mirren side that have also began the campaign strongly. 

Granted, St Mirren’s return of nine points from their six matches so far isn’t comparable with Celtic’s, however, they do sit inside the top half of the table and will be keen to build on a recent run of form. 

A surprise 3-0 defeat to St Johnstone in their last Premiership game brought about an end to St Mirren’s three-match winning streak – a run that saw them take three points off all of Hibernian, Dundee United and Ross County. 

History suggests that St Mirren are unlikely to bounce back with three points on Sunday, given they’ve won just one of their last 22 meetings against Celtic. 

That victory for St Mirren came away from home in January 2021, with their home record over Celtic making for even tougher reading. 

It’s a remarkable nine years since Celtic last lost away from home against St Mirren, with Sunday’s fixture at the SMiSA Stadium unlikely to go the way of the hosts this time around.

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