Sunday, December 5, 2021

Over 1.5 goals at Rangers vs Celtic 4/11 for Saturday’s Scottish Premiership showdown

Competition: Scottish Premiership

Market: Over 1.5 goals

Odds: 4/11 @ 888sport

In a real heavyweight showdown on Saturday lunchtime, Rangers will welcome Celtic to Ibrox as the Blues look to lay down a real marker in this weekend’s Old Firm battle.

Starting with the hosts, seen earlier in the week picking up a deserved 2-0 win away at St. Mirren, Rangers have certainly managed to bounce back from their shock League Cup defeat in Paisley. With all signs pointing to what could be a famous campaign at Ibrox for Steven Gerrard’s side, they have only continued to impress many across Europe so far this season. Along with booking their spot in the knockout stage of this year’s Europa League and a showdown against Antwerp next month, the former Liverpool icon finds his side enjoying a remarkable 13-match Premiership winning run, a run that stems all the way back to September 20th. In fact, the only side in Scotland’s top-flight who are yet to taste defeat since opening the 2020/2021 campaign, Rangers know victory on Saturday would see them widen their buffer at the top of the table to 19 points.

As for the visitors, although Celtic might have endured a torrid run when opening December, the defending champions have managed to find a much-needed boost. Last seen earlier in the week when picking up a routine 3-0 romp at home against Dundee United, it appears that Neil Lennon has eased the pressure on his role at Celtic Park. Despite crashing out of both the Champions League and the Europa League, the Hoops do find themselves enjoying a six-match winning run across all formats. Signing off their failed European adventure with an eye-catching 3-2 win against French high-flyers Lille, Celtic have also managed to find a recent spark in the final third. Bagging themselves at least a pair of strikes in each of their last six consecutive victories, we’re backing a lively contest in Saturday’s Old Firm derby.

Bet: Over 1.5 goals at Rangers vs Celtic 4/11 for Saturday’s Scottish Premiership showdown @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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