It has been 38 years since a club other than Celtic or Rangers won the Scottish top flight, and it’s unlikely that will change in the 2022/23 season. It’ll be another tussle at the top but who will come out on top?
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Who is in the box seat to win the Scottish Premiership?
Celtic emerged victorious in the race for the Scottish Premiership last season, finishing four points ahead of their biggest rivals, Rangers.
The arrival of Ange Postecoglou at Celtic Park proved to be the spark the side needed to regain the title but Gio van Bronckhorst will be more determined than ever to bring the championship back to Ibrox after their heartbreaking defeat in the Europa League final in May.
It remains to be seen who will claim the title but another exciting race should be anticipated between the two Glasgow giants, particularly after the first Old Firm of the campaign, in which Celtic shellshocked Rangers with a 4-0 win at Parkhead.
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How do the immediate schedules look?
Celtic began their title defence at home to Aberdeen and had no issues seeing off the Grey City club, winning 2-0. From there the Glaswegians have been in fine form, securing triumphs in their proceeding six games, including that 9-0 win over Hearts and a recent 4-0 drubbing of their bitter Old Firm rivals.
That flawless start has naturally seen Celtic move up and consolidate a place in first, generating some blistering momentum heading into Sunday’s showdown against St. Mirren.
The Gers haven’t had much time to settle into the new domestic campaign. Van Bronckhorst has once again been working miracles in Europe to end Rangers’ protracted exile from the Champions League, seeing off Union Saint-Gilloise and PSV in the competition’s qualifiers, which may have just affected their home form.
A 2-2 away draw to Hibernian in the capital was the only major blemish on their pre-Old Firm results list. However, that 4-0 capitulation at Celtic Park earlier this month was like a flashbang in close proximity, stunning the travelling Glaswegians, though they bounced back on Saturday with a 2-1 win over Dundee United.