Celtic and Rangers meet each other in the latest Old Firm derby at Parkhead this weekend. Celtic are inching towards the league title after opening up a sizeable gap in recent weeks. Rangers may have received a lot of plaudits under the regime of Steven Gerrard but the season is turning out into a disappointment. Rangers trial rivals Celtic by a whopping 10 points and there is growing pressure from Aberdeen for the second spot in recent weeks. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Celtic were able to get a close 1-0 win over Dundee to make it four wins in the last five matches across all competitions. Neil Lennon’s men are also unbeaten since the Europa League defeat against Valencia.
Steven Gerrard is in a spot of bother after watching Rangers drop more points in the 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock just before the international break. Rangers are winless in the last four matches.
Gerrard’s feather in the cap was the 1-0 win over Celtic back in December as it was the first time Rangers had beaten Celtic since 2012. The Hoops had picked up a similar victory when they last hosted Rangers at the Parkhead. Our betting tips and predictions expect a victory for Celtic.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Celtic win at 1.75[/bet_tip_now]
Rangers were able to come up with a brilliant victory in the reverse fixture back in December, but the form of the team has tailed off in recent weeks. After failing to win the last four games, Rangers may not be entirely confident coming into the match. It is not the case with Celtic, who have a Scottish FA Cup semi-final coming up in the next few weeks aside from the league title. The home form of Celtic has been exceptional with 14 wins in 15 games. Our preview would go with a win for Celtic.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Celtic win at 1.75[/bet_tip_now]
Celtic vs Rangers draw odds: 3.60
Rangers win odds: 5.00
Correct Score odds
Celtic have been able to register close to 3 goals per game on average at Celtic Park in the last six matches. Rangers have attacking potential through the likes of Alfredo Morelos, but they may not be able to contain Celtic for long – based on the poor defensive display against Kilmarnock just before the international break. Rangers have not kept a clean sheet in the last four games but they have also not been ripped apart. Our correct score prediction would go with a 2-0 win for Celtic.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Celtic 2-0 win at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Celtic have been involved in tight and low scoring matches over the last three encounters. In fact, the wins over Motherwell and Hearts are the two examples of a high-scoring game involving Celtic in the last seven matches. Our total goals prediction would opt for under 2.5 goals in this fierce derby.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 goals at 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Odsonne Edouard has been in fine form the last few weeks. The 21-year-old has come up with four goals in his last five appearances for Celtic. He is no stranger when it comes to scoring against Rangers after having come up with a brace only last season. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Odsonne Edouard.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Odsonne Edouard at 5.00[/bet_tip_now]
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