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Celtic vs Rangers Scottish FA Cup Final Predictions, Tips and Odds: Old Firm Rivals Seeking a Double

Celtic and Rangers go head-to-head in the Scottish FA Cup final on Saturday at 3pm. 

The 2024 final will mark Scottish champions Celtic’s 61st appearance in a Scottish Cup final, a national record. It will also be Rangers’ 54th final appearance. It’s the 441st time the Old Firm rivals have met in a final and the first Scottish Cup final matchup since 2002. Celtic, targeting back-to-back wins, have won the most Scottish Cups, with 41, while Rangers trail with 34.

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Celtic vs Rangers predictions

Celtic vs Rangers: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 8/13 with SkyBet
Correct Score Celtic 3-1 Rangers 14/1 with Bet365
First Goalscorer John Lundstram 33/1 with Bet Goodwin

The stats behind our Celtic vs Rangers predictions:

  • Both teams have scored in six of the last nine Scottish Cup finals.
  • Celtic have won their last 10 Scottish Cup finals with five by more than 1.5 goals.
  • John Lundstram opened the scoring in two of Rangers’ previous four Scottish FA Cup matches.

Celtic vs Rangers match tip

Kyogo Furuhashi to score anytime @ 6/5  with Unibet

When it comes to Old Firm derbies, you need your big players to step up. And Kyogo Furuhashi loves to play Rangers. The Japanese star has scored seven goals against Rangers, and Celtic have won four of the five derbies in which Furuhashi has found the net.

Celtic vs Rangers odds


*Odds correct as of 07:30 on May 24. 18+ only. GambleAware.

Celtic are favoured to win. The teams have played four times this season in the league, with Rangers only managing to collect one point, and that was with an injury-time equaliser. Rangers have only won once in their last 11 meetings, in a game without any stakes last season as Celtic had already taken the title.

Who claims a double?

The upcoming Scottish Cup final will feature an Old Firm matchup for the first time since 2002. Defending champions Celtic advanced to the final by narrowly defeating Aberdeen on penalties, while Rangers secured their spot with a 2-0 victory over Hearts in the other semi-final.

Celtic, led by manager Brendan Rodgers, recently clinched their 54th Scottish championship, marking their 12th title in the last 13 seasons. This sets the stage for a potential league and cup double. Meanwhile, Rangers, who finished second in the league, have already claimed the Scottish League Cup and are in contention for a double of their own.

Celtic vs Rangers team news

Celtic team news

In  Out Doubtful
Yang Hyun-Jun

Celtic are in good health, although Yang Hyun-Jun is still a doubt having missed the final few matches of the league season.

Top Scorer: Daizen Maeda (4)

Card Magnet: Nicolas Kuhn, Luis Palma, Rocco Vata, Alexander Bernabei (1)

Assist Ace: Matt O’Riley, Alistair Johnston (2)

Rangers team news

In  Out Doubtful
Tom Lawrence, Oscar Cortes, Danilo Leon Balogun, John Souttar, Borna Barisic, Connor Goldson

No fewer than seven players are missing for Rangers here, including Tom Lawrence and Danilo. However, Philippe Clement has revealed that he is prepared to take some risks with those who may not be 100% fit.

Top Scorer: Cyriel Dessers (3)

Card Magnet: John Souttar, Nicolas Raskin, Fabio Silva, Kemar Roofe (1)

Assist Ace: James Tavernier, John Lundstram, John Souttar, Rabbi Matondo, Ross McCausland, Todd Cantwell, Oscar Cortes (1)

Celtic vs Rangers head-to-head

  • 11 May 2024 – Celtic 2-1 Rangers – Premiership
  • 7 April 2024 – Rangers 3-3 Celtic – Premiership
  • 30 December 2023 – Celtic 2-1 Rangers – Premiership
  • 3 September 2023 – Rangers 0-1 Celtic – Premiership
  • 13 May 2023 – Rangers 3-0 Celtic – Premiership

Celtic are unbeaten in their past four games against Rangers since a 3-0 defeat at the end of the 2022/23 campaign. Just a few weeks ago, a 2-1 win at Celtic Park put Brendan Rodgers’ side on the brink of the Scottish Premiership title.

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