A week ago we were told that there was a title race, by tea time on Sunday that notion had been demolished.
With a nine point lead, a game in hand and superior goal difference it is now a question or where and when rather than if Celtic will win the title.
It isn’t an easy calculation but it looks likely that title number seven will be won in the first post split fixture or the final match before the split.
Should Sevco win their three matches before the break they will draw level with Celtic- who have nine matches left to play!
Brendan Rodgers’ side face Motherwell and Hamilton away from home before the split plus home matches against Ross County and Dundee.
Full points from that schedule will put the hoops 12 ahead with five matches left to play meaning that the first post split fixture would be a likely title clincher.
Should Sevco drop any points- they face Kilmarnock and Dundee at home, Motherwell away- then the title could be clinched before the split.
It seems that the SPFL have pencilled in the final Glasgow derby for the first post split fixture, after this weekend’s fixtures the outcome should be a little clearer.
Kilmarnock are very capable of taking at least a draw from Ibrox, Motherwell will feel the same about the visit of Graeme Murty’s side on March 31.
I suspect that Celtic will have the chance to win the title at Hamilton on April 8 in front of the BT Sport cameras.
That celebration will then be followed by two Glasgow derbies, the first one at Hampden in the Scottish Cup with a Premiership clash a week later.