Rangers are hoping they can take advantage of Celtic's transfer deadline day misfortune and seal a win in the first Old Firm derby of the season.
Despite their best efforts, Celtic lost star striker Moussa Dembele towards the end of the window after a bid from Lyon encouraged him to fight for a move.
Dembele scored more goals against Rangers - seven in five games - than any other opponent in Scotland to help maintain their magnificent recent record against their fierce rivals.
The Bhoys are unbeaten in the derby since Brendan Rodgers took charge, winning nine and drawing two in that two-year spell - getting the better of three different managers along the way.
On Sunday, however, he welcomes a new but familiar challenger in the opposing hotseat in the form of his former Liverpool player Steven Gerrard.
The fledgling coach will get his first taste of the world famous match and may fancy his side's chances of ending their awful record with their rivals slightly weakened.
|Game||Celtic vs Rangers|
|Date||Sunday, September 2|
|Time||12.00pm BST / 7.00am ET|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
|US TV channel||Online stream|
|N/A||Celtic TV/Rangers TV|
In the UK, the game is being shown on Sky Sports Football and available online via Sky Go.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|Sky Sports Football||Sky Go|
Squads & Team News
|Goalkeepers||Gordon, Bain, Hazard, Mullen|
|Defenders||Izaguirre, Benkovic, J. Hendry, Simunovic, Gamboa, Boyata, Lustig, Compper, Ajer, Church, Duffy, Deas, McInroy, Ralston, Walsh, Tierney, Bell|
|Midfielders||Brown, Sinclair, Morgan, Rogic, Allan, Ntcham, Robertson, McGregor, Forrest, Henderson, Kennedy, McLaughlin, McKay, Marku, Kouassi|
|Forwards||Griffiths, Hayes, Christie, Edouard, Miller, R. Hendry, Hill, McGrath, Diver, Johnston, Savoury, Aitchison, Arzani, Okoflex|
Jack Hendry is the only Celtic player out with an injury. They have named the same starting XI that won this fixture 5-0 a year ago.
Celtic XI: Gordon; Lustig, Boyata, Ajer, Tierney; Brown, Ntcham; Forrest, Rogic, McGregor; Edouard
|Goalkeepers||McGregor, Foderingham, Alnwick|
|Defenders||Tavernier, Goldson, Hodson, Flanagan, Ross McCrorie, Katic, Bradley, Wallace|
|Midfielders||Dorrans, Jack, Ejaria, Halliday, Coulibaly, Kent, Arfield, Kelly, Rossiter|
|Forwards||Grezda, Murphy, Sadiq, Morelos, Candeias, Rudden, Middleton, Lafferty|
Jamie Murphy, Graeme Dorrans and Lee Wallace are still out with injury, but the Gers have no fresh concerns.
Rangers XI: McGregor, Tavernier, Goldon, Katic, Barisic; Jack, Ejaria, Arfield; Kent, Lafferty, Morelos
Betting & Match Odds
Celtic are strong favourites to come out on top at home, with bet365 offering odds of 3/5 on a Bhoys victory. Rangers are considered a 9/2 bet to win, while a draw is 3/1.
Steven Gerrard has had no time to bask in the achievement of guiding Rangers to the Europa League group stage this week with his first taste of the Old Firm derby falling just days later.
The former England star has had a bright start to his career in Scotland and his side sit one point behind the reigning champions after three Premiership matches.
The Rangers squad has undergone a lot of changes over the summer, making Sunday's clash a new experience for many of their players.
However, Gerrard is confident he and his team know what to expect as they visit Celtic Park.
“We are going into the game with a lot of experienced players, even though they might not have Old Firm experience," he said.
"Yes it is a big game and it is a big derby but I have got players within the group who have played in front of big crowds before.
"They have played at Ibrox so they are used to playing under pressure with demand but it is an away game and we are playing against the team who have won the treble back to back so we are aware of the size of the challenge."
Brendan Rodgers, meanwhile, boasts an excellent record against his biggest rivals, but feels this Rangers team may be stronger than the previous ones he has faced.
"There’s no doubt looking at them and analysing them that Steven’s done a very good job,” he said.
“What’s key is they’ve brought in some good players, players of a higher level that allows them to work in a better way.
"We know how want to play. We play really aggressively. During the last couple of years, we’ve been dominant in this fixture and we’ll aim to continue that.
“We work hard, and you have to work hard and show your qualities in these types of game. It’s the first one of the season and it should be a really special game."