Return to this page a few days before the scheduled game when this expired prediction will be updated with our full preview and tips for the next match between these teams.
The Premiership clash at Ibrox Stadium on Sunday sees home side Rangers playing Celtic.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Rangers v Celtic can be found here - along with the latest match odds.
Rangers go into this fixture following on from a 1-1 Scottish Cup tied result against St Johnstone.
The only name on the scoresheet from Rangers was James Tavernier (117'). Chris Kane (122') was the scorer for St Johnstone. The game was won 2-4 by St Johnstone on penalties.
Their more recent scorelines really do illustrate the point that things are going according to plan in the Rangers defence. The Gers have given the opposition little, seeing the total number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper during their past 6 clashes standing at 4.
Their previous form shows that Rangers:
- have not lost a league tie with Celtic in their last 4 games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 17 league matches at home. So impressive.
In their previous game, Celtic drew 1-1 in the Premiership tie with Aberdeen.
In that game, Celtic had 72% possession and 23 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. The only player to score for Celtic was Leigh Griffiths (93'). For their opponents, Aberdeen got 9 shots at goal with 4 on target. Lewis Ferguson (18') scored for Aberdeen.
A sequence of effective performances from the Celtic defensive players has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 4 from their last 6 fixtures in total. In that period of time, their own attack force has managed to score 11. Nevertheless, it remains to be seen whether that trend will be maintained in this match.
Analysis of their past results shows that Celtic:
- are unbeaten in their last 2 away league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 08/12/2019 shows us that Rangers have won 4 of these games and Celtic 1, with the tally of draws standing at 1.
A sum of 11 goals were produced between them in these games, with 8 from The Gers and 3 being from The Bhoys. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.83.
Team News: Rangers
Nikola Katic (Unknown Injury) and Ryan Jack (Calf Injury) are not available for Rangers boss Steven Gerrard.
Team News: Celtic
Owing to an otherwise full-strength group, there’s just the one fitness problem for the Celtic gaffer John Kennedy to be concerned about. Christopher Jullien (Knee Injury) won’t be in action.
Our thinking is that Celtic and Rangers could both well score here although it’s hard to see a clear-cut winner.
It’s looking like it could well end up as a draw. We’re therefore expecting a very even match with a 1-1 score at the end of this game.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ibrox Stadium (50,817)
Captain: James Tavernier
Chairman: Douglas Park
Manager: Steven Gerrard
Competitions: Premiership position 1, Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
⭐ Star Man: Kemar Roofe
Customarily deployed in the Striker position, Kemar Roofe was born in Walsall, England. After making a first senior appearance for Northampton Town in the 2012 - 2013 season, the gifted Forward has hit 10 league goals in this Premiership 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 21 appearances.