Last chance saloon for Steven Gerrard and his Rangers team in their bid to lift the Scottish Premiership title. Celtic are 10-points clear of their rivals and a home win for Neill Lennon’s team will almost certainly see them secure an eighth consecutive title, barring complete capitulation! Tipster Form Labs return with their betting preview and tips for the game alongside former Celtic and Rangers players Rab Douglas and Charlie Miller who give their expert opinions for the much-anticipated Old Firm Derby. If you are looking to have a punt on the game then head over to our FanBoosts section as we have a comprehensive selection of enhanced odds available for the Derby!
Celtic Standards Dropped Under Lennon?
Neil Lennon has won three of his four unbeaten games across all competitions since returning to the Celtic dugout, but while he’s extended the lead at the top of the table by two points with Rangers drawing their last two league outings, they’ve been less convincing than the standards set under Brendan Rodgers.
Indeed, they’re yet to score more than twice in a single game under new management, while last time out they only achieved a 1-0 win over bottom-two outfit Dundee courtesy of a 96th-minute winner.
Rab Douglas And Charlie Miller Preview The Old Firm Derby
Last Chance Saloon For Rangers
This is very much last chance saloon for Rangers to mount a title bid, though they did pick up their first Old Firm derby win since March 2012 when the two met at Ibrox in December during their most recent clash.
Both fixtures between the two sides in the current campaign have seen just the solitary strike each, seemingly confirming that gap has narrowed with Celtic having won the previous three clashes by a combined score of 12-2 – which was 9-0 in the two fixtures at Celtic Park alone.
Aberdeen have consistently been challenging at the top end of the league with second-placed finishes in each of the past four seasons but looking at Celtic’s results against the Dons and the Gers this season alone, five of six clashes across all competitions have seen fewer than two strikes, with Celtic winning three of four home games 1-0 and producing a goalless stalemate in the other.
It’s been a similar story for Rangers, who have seen fewer than three goals in all but one of their eight matches versus Celtic or Aberdeen, with half of these games featuring the single successful effort on target.
Celtic v Rangers Betting Tips
The visitors have actually seen fewer than three goals in each of their past four matches against anyone, drawing three of four winless games, but while that isn’t the greatest of form to take into this clash, the international break will have given them time to recuperate.
Rangers left-back Borna Barisic hobbled off during Croatia’s defeat to Hungary over the international break, but his absence is hardly all-defining and he actually missed the win over Celtic in December.
We think Rangers can ensure this is a close affair, but the likelihood is a familiar outcome with their bitter rivals just edging the spoils.
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