Rangers v Celtic Betting: Visitors to extend unbeaten run in goal-heavy match

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The Old Firm meet at Ibrox on Saturday afternoon and our tipster is backing Brendan Rodgers' Hoops to come out on top in a goal-laden game in Glasgow

One of British football's fiercest rivalries will be renewed on Saturday afternoon when Rangers host Celtic in the Scottish Premiership.

These two teams locked horns on no fewer than six occasions last season, with the Hoops having the upper hand; indeed, Brendan Rodgers' team won five of those fixtures, with the other game ending in a draw.

Those results were, in many respects, a snapshot of the domestic dominance that Rodgers' side enjoyed last term; the Hoops were unbeaten against Scottish opposition throughout the campaign on their way to a first domestic treble for 16 years.

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Furthermore, Celtic bookended their meetings with Rangers with two sensational 5-1 victories - at Celtic Park in September and at Ibrox in April - with the Hoops stretching their unbeaten run against Rangers to nine matches in all competitions.

The Hoops suffered a chastening 5-0 defeat against Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League curtain-raiser earlier this month - a record home defeat for the Glasgow giants in European competition - but Celtic showed no ill effects as they thumped Ross County 4-0 last weekend, before chalking up their 56th consecutive domestic match without defeat against Dundee in the Scottish League Cup in midweek.

As such, it is no surprise that Rodgers' team are dabblebet's 10/11 (1.91) favourites to continue their dominance on derby day in Glasgow, while the same firm offer 11/4 (3.75) that the Hoops are forced to settle for a share of the spoils against Pedro Caixinha's charges.

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Rangers were humiliated by the Hoops in the most recent match between these teams at Ibrox and Caixinha's men will be desperate for revenge when the rivalry is renewed; dabblebet offer 14/5 (3.80) that Rangers claim their first victory against Celtic in more than five years.

There have been positives for Rangers so far this season; summer signing Alfredo Morelos has made a huge impact, scoring six goals in his last five league games for the 'Gers and there have been thumping wins against Ross County and Dundee in recent weeks.

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Those positives, however, have been offset by some bitterly disappointing results; Rangers were humbled by Progres Niederkorn of Luxembourg in the Europa League qualifying rounds and newly promoted Hibernian won at Ibrox in August, while a further reminder of Rangers' fragility was served up last Friday when Caixinha's men had to come from behind to salvage a point against ten-man Partick Thistle.

Rangers were also taken to extra-time by Alan Archibald's side in the Scottish League Cup on Tuesday night before eventually booking their place in the final four of the competition.

Celtic, then, appear to be a solid selection at 10/11 (1.91) to heap yet more misery upon their rivals, but better value could lie in backing Rodgers' team to win a match in which both teams are on target; the selection would have landed in each of Celtic's three league wins against Rangers last season and dabblebet's 9/4 (3.25) quote for the trend to continue could represent best value for punters once again ahead of Saturday's showdown.

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Both teams to score and Celtic to win at 9/4 (3.25) for a 1pt stake with dabblebet

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