Rangers vs Celtic – Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 03/04/22, Team News and Lineups

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Rangers and Celtic lock horns in a pivotal Old Firm Derby in Glasgow on Sunday. The old enemies meet in a potential title decider at Ibrox Stadium. Read our free predictions and betting picks for the game here.

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Free predictions and betting picks for Rangers vs Celtic

Bookmaker Ratings prediction one: Both Teams to Score – 1.67

Bookmaker Ratings prediction two: Rangers Draw no Bet – 1.73

Both Teams to Score

Rangers have been remarkably consistent goal-scorers at Ibrox where they have notched in 100% of their Premierships assignments this season, while Celtic have registered at least once in 84% of their total league fixtures in 2021/22. With so much at stake in Sunday’s Old Firm Derby, we expect both teams to push for victory in Glasgow and action at both ends is anticipated as a result.

Rangers Draw no Bet

Rangers have yet to taste defeat at Ibrox in the Scottish Premiership this season and having beaten bitter local rivals Celtic in each of their last four meetings with the Bhoys in the blue half of Glasgow, the Gers will kick-off Sunday’s derby as favourites. For extra insurance, we recommend backing Rangers in the draw no bet market, however.

Preliminary review and match prediction for Rangers vs Celtic

Celtic lead the way in the Scottish Premiership as the 2021/22 campaign enters its final throes, though the Hoops’ three-point advantage over Rangers at the summit looks perilous to say the least.

Indeed, Sunday’s Old Firm Derby has the look of a genuine title decider and the outcome of the heavyweight clash at Ibrox promises to have a major bearing on the battle for domestic dominance.

Celtic will cross Glasgow armed with a 25-league match unbeaten record that stretches all the way back to September and though they were much the better team when they pressed and harried Rangers into submission in February, the Bhoys might find it tough to match that result at Ibrox.

Anything less than a derby day victory would be a major hammer blow to the Gers’ title hopes this season and Rangers’ ability to carve out results on their own patch could prove crucial on Sunday.

Giovani van Bronckhorst’s side have yet to be toppled in front of their own fans in the league in 2021/22 and they haven’t lost to Celtic at Ibrox in four meetings there since 2019. Home advantage has been key in recent Old Firm fixtures with five of the last six derbies won by the host team.

That sequence suggests that siding with Rangers could be the way to go on Sunday, though we recommend bettors to consider backing the Gers with the safety net of a draw no bet option.

Elsewhere, backing both teams to score could be a profitable move. Rangers have yet to fail to score at Ibrox Stadium in the Premiership this season, while Celtic are the division’s most prolific team, hitting 69 goals in 31 matches since August.

Six of the 15 highest scoring players in Scotland’s top flight will be involved on Sunday, so expect fireworks and action at both ends.

Safe Bets

Giovani van Bronckhorst will want his Rangers team to come flying out of the traps in Sunday’s crucial derby encounter and the hosts are an interesting price at 1.85 to grab the contest’s first goal. Rangers have scored first in 100% of their last nine home games and they are priced generously to maintain that run at Celtic’s expense.

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Rangers have won each of their last four tussles with Celtic at Ibrox and bettors on the prowl for bigger prices might consider backing them to win Sunday’s Old Firm Derby outright. Celtic are Scotland’s most prolific team however, so couple a home win selection with both teams to score at 4.75.

Rangers vs Celtic first goalscorer

Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos is Rangers’ leading marksman this season with 11 goals in the Premiership and the 25-year-old generally performs better at home, where eight of his efforts have been plundered. Morelos’ penchant for delivering the goods at Ibrox makes him the outstanding choice in the first goalscorer market at 5.5 this weekend.

Rangers vs Celtic Team News

Ianis Hagi has been ruled out for the rest of the season, though Rangers have few injury worries to contend with aside from the Romanian midfielder.

James Forrest and Kyogo Furuhashi are both rated as doubtful for Celtic with muscular and hamstring complaints respectively.

Starting Lineups

Rangers: McGregor – Tavernier, Goldson, Helander, Bassey – Sands, Lundstram – Ramsey, Arfield, Kent – Morelos

Celtic: Hart – Juranovic, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt, Taylor – Hatate, McGregor, Rogic – Jota, Maeda, Giakoumakis

Highlighted Player

Aaron Ramsey

When it comes to pedigree, former Arsenal and Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey will undoubtedly be the most high-profile player involved in Sunday’s Old Firm Derby. The Welsh international scored his first goal for Rangers in their 2-1 win over Dundee just before the international break and the 31-year-old has the class to make a similar impact against Celtic.

Most popular FAQ for Rangers vs Celtic

Who won the last meeting between these clubs?

Celtic beat Rangers 3-0 when the teams last met on February 2nd.

Where will this fixture be played?

Sunday’s game will be played at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow.

Which bookmaker has the best odds for this game?

We recommend checking out the odds at William Hill for Rangers vs Celtic.

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