It’s one of the biggest games of the weekend in European football and it takes place in Glasgow as Old Firm rivals Rangers and Celtic renew rivalries at Ibrox Stadium. Steven Gerrard takes on Neil Lennon for 90 minutes in front of a stadium that will return to capacity following an enforced closure of 3000 seats as punishment for singing sectarian songs. Here are our top Rangers v Celtic betting tips.
A Closer Look
This game takes place from 12.00pm on Sunday afternoon and can be followed live on Sky Sports. Tensions will be running high as both sides go in with a 100 per cent record. The winner of this derby match will move to the top of the league, while delivering a body blow to their opponents. Rangers are desperate to make home advantage count and lay down a marker, Celtic would be happy enough with a draw in Govan but would dearly love hush their bitter rivals up.
Can Rangers Edge It?
Both sides were in Europa League action on Thursday night, but Rangers played Legia Warsaw at this venue, limiting the impact on the squad, while Celtic was forced to travel to AIK on the same evening. Lennon has a sizeable squad but two big games in less than four days will push them to breaking point. Will that swing things in Rangers’ favour? We believe so.
The home win is favourite with bookmakers and you can back Steven Gerrard’s Gers at 29/20 with William Hill. That has them better than the 2/1 about Celtic or, for those that can’t split them, there’s a chunky 11/5 about a draw – both prices are taken from the Bet365 site. We expect a tight match, as these ones always are, but will put our trust in the home side to squeeze through.