Celtic are expected to seal their tenth league title in a row this season, by a significant margin, according to complex data.

Statistics site FiveThirtyEight uses an innovative algorithm to predict the outcome of various leagues and tournaments around the sporting world based around data from expected goals scored and conceded, transfer spend and results in the current season and previous campaign.

Neil Lennon's charges face rivals Rangers this weekend and could go one point ahead at the top of the Premiership table with a victory, holding a game in hand potentially making it four points.

The FiveThirtyEight predicts Hoops will win the league title by eight points, on 96 in front of Gers on 88. In its complexities, the algorithm even takes into account playing games this season behind closed doors and, as such, reflects a 60 percent reduction in home field advantage.

Celtic's goal difference has been predicted at +74 while Gers are +59, a sway of 15 goals.

St Mirren have been predicted to be at the foot of the table come the end of the season, with Jim Goodwin's men relegated.

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