Rangers vs Celtic: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

Rangers vs Celtic: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

Celtic will be looking to extend their lead atop the Scottish Premiership when they travel to face rivals Rangers on Monday at 12:30pm (UK time).

Rangers vs Celtic: Betting tips

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Rangers vs Celtic: Predictions

Rangers vs Celtic: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 8/13 with William Hill
Correct score Rangers 1-3 Celtic 14/1 with 888sport
First Goalscorer Kyogo Furuhashi 5/1 with Sky Bet

The Scottish Premiership usually sees a two-horse race for the title between Celtic and Rangers but this season it feels as though the latter have been a non-runner. Celtic enter 2023 with a commanding nine-point lead at the top of the table having won 18 of their 19 games so far, only dropping points in a shock defeat to St Mirren.

Since the St Mirren defeat in mid-September, Celtic have won 12 straight games including four in a row post-World Cup. The Scottish Premiership returned on the weekend of the World Cup final, and Celtic prepared for the showcase by beating Aberdeen 1-0. They have since followed that up with wins against Livingston, St Johnstone and Hibernian, but those victories will mean very little if they let their run fall on Monday.

Rangers are also perfect since the Scottish Premiership returned from its World Cup break, beating Hibs, Aberdeen, Ross County and Motherwell, but it’s been a different tale to Celtic. First of all, Rangers are under new management, with Michael Beale replacing Giovanni van Bronckhorst who was sacked before the World Cup break.

It’s because of Rangers’ poor form under Van Bronckhorst that this game could already make or break their season, with a 12-point gap surely too far for the club to chase were they to lose to their rivals. But Beale has experience in this fixture, having been right-hand man to Steven Gerrard and getting sent off in a 2-1 win back in December 2019 for clashing with Celtic’s assistant manager John Kennedy.

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Rangers vs Celtic match stats

Kyogo Furuhashi is the man in form for Celtic this season and opposition defences are finding it hard to stop him. The Japanese superstar is the top scorer in the Scottish Premiership with 14 goals, averaging 1.3 shots on target per game.

Old Firm Derbies are usually full of emotion, and therefore cards. Neither Celtic nor Rangers are too bad when it comes to discipline this season, but it is the blue half of Glasgow that have been worse, with 37 yellows and two reds so far this season, compared to Celtic’s 28 and two.

Rangers vs Celtic: Squawka Says

Scoreline prediction: Rangers 1-3 Celtic

Rangers vs Celtic odds

Rangers vs Celtic head-to-head

3 September 2022 – Celtic 4-0 Rangers – Scottish Premiership

1 May 2022 – Celtic 1-1 Rangers – Scottish Premiership

17 April 2022 – Celtic 1-2 Rangers – Scottish FA Cup

3 April 2022 – Rangers 1-2 Celtic – Scottish Premiership

2 February 2022 – Celtic 3-0 Rangers – Scottish Premiership

There were five Old Firm Derbies in 2022 with Celtic winning three across all competitions, including a 4-0 win in the Scottish Premiership earlier this season. They also won on their last visit to Ibrox, claiming a 2-1 victory in April en route to winning the title.


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