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Rangers vs Celtic Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

12:14 SAST 2019/05/09
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Our tipster does not expect the goals to flow freely when Steven Gerrard's Gers lock horns with the Scottish champions at Ibrox on Sunday afternoon

Rangers play host to Celtic in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday afternoon.

Neil Lennon's men will make the trip across Glasgow in celebratory mood as the Hoops wrapped up an eighth successive Scottish Premiership title with an emphatic 3-0 win against Aberdeen last weekend.

Steven Gerrard's side, though, will be determined to wreck their Old Firm rivals' title party. Rangers ran out as 1-0 winners when they faced Celtic at Ibrox back in December.

Latest odds

Rangers have lost just one of their 18 league matches at Ibrox so far this season. As such, the 2/1 (3.0) quote from bet365 for Gerrard's men to win their final home fixture of the campaign could prove popular.

Celtic are chalked up as an 11/8 (2.38) chance to celebrate their title triumph with a win at the home of their bitter rivals.

Remarkably, just one of the previous 10 matches between these teams has ended in a draw. The odds compilers offer 9/4 (3.25) that Sunday's match ends in stalemate.

Team news

Goalkeeper Allan McGregor misses out after being sent off against Hibernian last weekend. Gerrard has no fresh injury concerns to contend with ahead of Celtic's visit.

Full-backs Kieran Tierney and Mikael Lustig are both doubtful for the visitors after limping off against Aberdeen last week. Ryan Christie, Dedryck Boyata, Jack Hendry, Craig Gordon and Eboue Kouassi are all out for the Hoops.

Preview

Rangers have kept a clean sheet in each of their last nine home victories. As such, bet365's 11/4 (3.75) quote for Gerrard's men to shut out Celtic may prove popular. The same firm go 9/2 (5.50) that the 'Gers win to nil against the Hoops.

The Hoops, though, have shut out the opposition in nine of their last 10 matches. Lennon's men are available at 9/4 (3.25) to keep a clean sheet at Ibrox. Celtic are available at 100/30 (4.33) with bet365 to win to nil this weekend.

Prediction

Better value, though, may lie in backing either side not to score on Sunday afternoon. There have been goals at both ends in just two of the last eight matches between these rivals.

Celtic have chalked up six successive clean sheets, while the Gers have conceded just one goal in their last five fixtures. It could well be defences on top, then, when these rivals meet at Ibrox.

As such, the 21/20 (2.05) quote for either side to draw a blank on Sunday could represent real value for punters.

Odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

NO to Both Teams to Score at 21/20 (2.05) for a 1pt stake at bet365