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Celtic v Rangers Prediction, Preview & Odds – SPL Old Firm

We have a Celtic v Rangers prediction for you plus a breakdown of the betting odds, team news and matchups ahead of this SPL match.

It’s all to play for going into this Saturday’s Old Firm derby. Celtic sit top of the table, 5 points ahead of Rangers in 2nd. However, The Gers have two games in hand over their Glasgow rivals and would be in the driver’s seat if they can secure a victory at Celtic Park.

Find out everything you need to know about the next Old Firm below.

How To Watch Celtic v Rangers 

When is Celtic v Rangers? 

Celtic v Rangers is scheduled to kick-off at 12.30 pm on Saturday, December 30th.

TV Channel 

The Old Firm will be broadcast on Sky Sports Football with coverage from 11.30 am.

Live Stream 

You can live stream Celtic v Rangers on Sky Sports and on NOWTv. Subscription required.

Where is Celtic v Rangers Being Played?

Celtic are the home team for this game which means the match will be played at Celtic Park.

Celtic v Rangers Odds 

Celtic v Rangers Betting Odds – SPL 
Team Odds Chance
Celtic  23/20  46.5%
Rangers  11/5 31.3%
The Draw  12/5 29.4%

Celtic are the favourites going into this game at odds of 23/20. 

Rangers are the underdogs at 11/5 in the betting odds. 

The draw is priced up at slightly longer odds of 12/5. 

Handicap Betting 

Celtic: -1 @ 16/5

Rangers: +1 @ 4/6

Handicap Draw: -1 @ 14/5

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Celtic v Rangers Preview 

Celtic’s Form

Celtic’s most recent outing came on Boxing Day when they played Dundee in the SPL. The Bhoys were dominant in that game with 74% of possession and 38 shots as they secured a 0-3 away win to put themselves in high spirits ahead of this Old Firm derby.

Prior to that game, Celtic faced Livingston at home on the 23rd of this month and enjoyed a similar level of dominance with 78% of possession, 22 shots en route to a 2-0 victory.

The Hoops’ last loss in the SPL came against Hearts on the 16th of December. Despite dominating the ball with 77% possession, Celtic could not convert any of their 22 shots into a goal. Hearts on the other hand only managed 2 shots on target but were fortunate that both of those attempts ended up in the back of the Celtic net.

There will be concern among fans of The Bhoys that they have only managed to convert 5 goals from 82 shots in their last three outings. If they are so wasteful in front of goal against Rangers they are unlikely to escape with a win.

Celtic’s Last Five Results

Dundee 0-3 Celtic | SPL | December 26th

Celtic 2-0 Livingston | SPL | December 23rd

Celtic 0-2 Hearts | SPL | December 16th

Celtic 2-1 Feyenoord | Champions League | December 13th

Kilmarnock 2-1 Celtic | SPL | December 10th

Rangers’ Form

Rangers come into this game on a cracking run of form. Their last loss came at the beginning of October and since then they are unbeaten. They will take the pitch on Saturday with their 7-game winning streak on the line.

The Gers were in action most recently on Christmas Eve against Motherwell where they put the game to bed early with goals from Kieran Dowell and Todd Cantwell.

Previous to that, The Light Blues enjoyed a comfortable 2-0 victory over St. Johnstone on December 20th with 72% possession and 28 shots compared to just 2 shots at goal from the visitors.

The highlight of the month for Rangers was their 1-0 Scottish League Cup Final win over Aberdeen with James Tavernier netting the sole goal in that game.

Rangers’ Last Five Results

Motherwell 0-2 Rangers | SPL | December 24th

Rangers 2-0 | SPL | December 20th

Rangers 1-0 Aberdeen | Scottish League Cup | December 17th

Real Betis 2-3 Rangers | Europa League | December 14th

Rangers 3-1 Dundee | SPL | December 9th

Celtic v Rangers Weather Forecast 

According to the latest weather forecast (at the time of writing) from the Met Office there is a 70% chance of rain at kick-off time for this Old Firm derby. Temperatures are expected to be low too, between 2°-4° during this game. 

Celtic v Rangers Head-To-Head Results & Stats 

All-Time Head-To-Head Record 

Celtic wins: 166

Rangers wins: 169

Draws: 102

Head-To-Head Results Last Five Matches

Rangers 0-1 Celtic | SPL | September 3rd, 2023

Rangers 3-0 Celtic | SPL | May 13th, 2023

Rangers 0-1 Celtic | Scottish Cup | April 30th, 2023

Rangers 1-2 Celtic | SPL | April 8th, 2023

Rangers 1-2 Celtic | Scottish League Cup | February 26th, 2023

Celtic have had the better of the Old Firm in recent times with 4 wins compared to Rangers 1 win in the last 5 games between these two sides.

Key Players To Watch 

Matt O’Riley (Celtic) 

Goals: 9

Assists: 5

Matt O’Riley has been the star man for Celtic this season. The 23-year-old midfielder has been a force for The Bhoys in the middle of the park, not just scoring goals (9) but also creating chances for others which is evidenced by his 5 assists this season.

If Rangers can keep the Dane quiet on Saturday it will go a long way towards winning them the game. That will be easier said than done, however.

James Tavernier (Rangers) 

Goals: 9

Assists: 5

Clean Sheets: 10

Rangers captain James Tavernier has been the star of this team for some time and he shows no signs of slowing down despite his advancing age (32). The all-action right-back has 9 goals to his credit already this season and as the designated penalty and free-kick taker, he will have a great chance to add to his tally this Saturday.

Celtic v Rangers Prediction & Best Bet 

Prediction: Celtic 2-1 Rangers

I’m predicting that Celtic will win this Old Firm 2-1. Rangers come into this game on a better run of form but I think Celtic will make home advantage count to secure an important victory.

Best Bet: Celtic Win & BTTS @ 10/3

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