Celtic vs Rangers betting tips: Scottish Premiership preview, predictions and odds

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Celtic vs Rangers betting tips

This article covers Celtic vs Rangers betting tips and predictions.

Also included is a thorough Celtic vs Rangers betting preview.

Please note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Celtic vs Rangers: Match details

Match: Celtic vs Rangers

Competition: Scottish Premiership

Date: Saturday 17 October 2020

Kick-off time: 12:30 pm (UK time)

Stadium: Parkhead

Betting prediction: Celtic 1-2 Rangers


GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – SEPTEMBER 02: Olivier Ntcham of Celtic celebrates after he scores during the Scottish Premier League between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park Stadium on September 2, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Celtic vs Rangers: What are the betting odds?

Celtic vs Rangers – recent form and head to head statistics

Celtic Glasgow vs Glasgow Rangers form
Aberdeen FC vs Celtic Glasgow - 3:3
Celtic Glasgow vs AC Milan - 1:3
Celtic Glasgow vs Glasgow Rangers - 0:2
St Johnstone FC vs Celtic Glasgow - 0:2
FK Sarajevo vs Celtic Glasgow - 0:1
Latest match form, last 5 games:
Glasgow Rangers vs Livingston FC - 2:0
Standard Liege vs Glasgow Rangers - 0:2
Celtic Glasgow vs Glasgow Rangers - 0:2
Glasgow Rangers vs Ross County FC - 2:0
Glasgow Rangers vs Galatasaray SK - 2:1
Last 5 games for Celtic Glasgow
October 25, 2020Premiership 20/21Aberdeen FC3 - 3Celtic Glasgow
October 22, 2020UEFA Europa League 20/21Celtic Glasgow1 - 3AC Milan
October 17, 2020Premiership 20/21Celtic Glasgow0 - 2Glasgow Rangers
October 4, 2020Premiership 20/21St Johnstone FC0 - 2Celtic Glasgow
October 1, 2020UEFA Europa League 20/21FK Sarajevo0 - 1Celtic Glasgow
Last 5 games for Glasgow Rangers
October 25, 2020Premiership 20/21Glasgow Rangers2 - 0Livingston FC
October 22, 2020UEFA Europa League 20/21Standard Liege0 - 2Glasgow Rangers
October 17, 2020Premiership 20/21Celtic Glasgow0 - 2Glasgow Rangers
October 4, 2020Premiership 20/21Glasgow Rangers2 - 0Ross County FC
October 1, 2020UEFA Europa League 20/21Glasgow Rangers2 - 1Galatasaray SK
Celtic Glasgow vs Glasgow Rangers Premiership 20/21 form
Celtic GlasgowGlasgow Rangers
11Matches played12
8Matches won10
96Goal attempts104
36Shots on goal32
29Shots off goal37
48Corner kicks56
36%Average ball possession31%
31Shots blocked35
13Cards given9
86Free kicks94
4Shots on bar0
26Goals by foot25
2Goals by head2
28Goals scored28
10Goals conceded3
Celtic Glasgow vs Glasgow Rangers statistics for most recent head to head matches
Celtic GlasgowGlasgow Rangers
51Home Matches49
49Away Matches51
148Total Goals120
1.48Average Goals Scored1.2
Last 5 games & match results between Celtic Glasgow and Glasgow Rangers
October 17, 2020Premiership 20/21Celtic Glasgow0 - 2Glasgow Rangers
December 29, 2019Premiership 19/20Celtic Glasgow1 - 2Glasgow Rangers
December 8, 2019League Cup 19/20Glasgow Rangers0 - 1Celtic Glasgow
September 1, 2019Premiership 19/20Glasgow Rangers0 - 2Celtic Glasgow
May 12, 2019Premiership 18/19Glasgow Rangers2 - 0Celtic Glasgow

Celtic vs Rangers: Recommended bets

Both teams to score is 4/6.

Celtic’s Albian Ajeti has scored five goals in just six Scottish Premiership appearances and is 9/2 to open the scoring and 15/8 to add to his tally.

Alfredo Morelos is looking for his first Old Firm goal in, what will be, his tenth appearance against Celtic. El Bufalo is 9/2 to score first and 7/4 to end his drought.


Celtic vs Rangers: Match preview

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – OCTOBER 31: The Celtic team pictured before the UEFA Champions League group B match between Celtic FC and Bayern München at Celtic Park on October 31, 2017 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Can Celtic continue their quest towards ten-in-a-row?

In the history of Scottish football, the record for most successive Scottish League titles stands at nine.

This has been achieved by Celtic in 1965-1974, Rangers from 1988 to 1997 and this current Celtic side.

This is why all the Celtic fans around the world are desperate for them to retain their title once again this year.

Currently, Neil Lennon’s side are enjoying a winning run of six straight matches.

Last time out, before the international break, both Leigh Griffiths and Patryk Klimala struck in stoppage time in a late 2-0 win over St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park.

That match is a very good microcosm of Celtic’s season so far; not playing well but doing enough to win.

Nevertheless, Celtic have taken 25 points from a possible 27 available, only drawing at Kilmarnock back in early August.

Aside from their league commitments, both these two clubs have been busy in European competitions.

Celtic began Champions League qualifying by demolishing Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur 5-0 before crashing out thanks to a 2-1 home reverse against Ferencváros.

The Hoops then snuck through Europa League qualifying, beating Rīga and Sarajevo, both 1-0 both away from home.

The Europa League group stages kick off on Thursday and the Celts are in Group H alongside Sparta Prague, LOSC Lille and A.C. Milan; they host the latter after this.

Before those glamorous Europa League ties, the small matter of an Old Firm derby.

Can Celtic climb to the top of the Scottish Premiership with a derby day win?

Will Rangers repeat December’s Parkhead victory?

Rangers Ianis Hagi (right) celebrates scoring his side’s third goal of the game during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow. (Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images)

Rangers meanwhile are currently top of the table but will that still be the case come what May?

In their last outing, the Gers easily beat Ross County 2-0 at Ibrox; a James Tavernier penalty and a Brandon Barker goal doing the damage.

Steven Gerrard’s side remain unbeaten, having won eight of their 10 league games so far.

Their only two slip ups were both draws, 0-0 at Livingston in August and 2-2 at third-placed Hibernian a month ago.

So, the Light Blues are top of the league but Celtic are only one point behind having played a game fewer.

Rangers will also be representing Scotland in the UEFA Europa League group stages, having qualified for a third successive season.

In qualifying, they beat Lincoln Red Imps 5-0 in Gibraltar, Willem II 4-0 in the Netherlands before edging out Galatasaray 2-1 in Glasgow.

Their Group D campaign kicks off in Belgium this forthcoming midweek against Standard Liège before matches against Lech Poznań and Benfica.

They reached the round of 16 last season and should be confident of knockout football this year too.

Rangers’ outstanding European performances have been, undoubtedly, Gerrard’s best achievements in charge as he’s yet to win silverware.

That must change this season, particularly when it comes to the league and stopping ten-in-a-row.

Will the Gers claim a statement away win at Parkhead?


Celtic team news vs Rangers

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – NOVEMBER 26: A fan walks past a Celtic logo prior to the UEFA Europa League Group A match between Celtic FC and AFC Ajax at Celtic Park on November 26, 2015 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Celtic’s squad has been riddled by positive Covid-19 tests; not ideal ahead of the biggest game of the season.

Defenders Hatem Abd Elhamed and Nir Bitton as well as midfielder Ryan Christie are defiantly out as they’re self-isolating.

Also, star centre-forward, Odsonne Édouard, who’s previously scored six times against Rangers, is a doubt.

His quarantine period ends the day before kick off so, at best, he can surely only be on the bench.

So, goalkeeper Vasilis Barkas will make his Glasgow Derby debut after joining from AEK Athens in the summer.

At the back, Neil Lennon is likely to continue with a back three.

Without their Israeli duo, Christopher Jullien and Kristoffer Ajer will start alongside another derby debutant Shane Duffy.

At right-wing-back, Jeremie Frimpong will be looking to continue his outstanding form before the international break.

On the other side, Greg Taylor is likely to keep his place although Diego Laxalt could make his debut after joining from A.C. Milan on loan on deadline day.

In midfield, Scott Brown and Callum McGregor are the familiar sitting duo.

Ahead of them, with no Christie, Olivier Ntcham will get the nod.

Summer signing David Turnbull and Tom Rogic are the other options; James Forrest is a serious injury doubt.

In attack, with no Édouard, Mohamed Elyounoussi could partner Albian Ajeti.

Patryk Klimala and Leigh Griffiths will be on the bench after both scored in Perth a fortnight ago.

Griffiths has previously scored four times against Rangers.

Rangers team news vs Celtic

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – FEBRUARY 8 : A Rangers flag flies outside inbox Stadium before the William Hill Scottish Cup Fifth Round match between Rangers and Raith Rovers on February 8, 2015 in Glasgow Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

As for the visitors, Steven Gerrard, pretty much, has a full squad of players to choose from.

One of the big decisions he has to make is who will be his goalkeeper?

Jon McLaughlin, who joined from Sunderland in the summer, has started eight of the ten league matches so far.

Gerrard is likely to keep his place ahead of previously undisputed number one Allan McGregor.

At the back, Nikola Katić is a long-term absentee.

However, Leon Balogun is fit again and is likely to be Connor Goldson’s partner.

Filip Helander and George Edmundson are the other options.

At full-back, James Tavernier and Borna Barišić will be looking to continue their outstanding form at both ends of the pitch.

In midfield, Glen Kamara and Ryan Jack are the usual base; Bongani Zungu could make his debut after joining from Amiens on loan on deadline day.

Further forward, Joe Aribo is injured so Steven Davis could start.

He became Northern Ireland’s most capped player of all time during the break.

Out wide, Ryan Kent and Ianis Hagi will be looking to do the damage.

Scott Arfield, Brandon Barker, Jordan Jones and Greg Stewart are also available in this area of the park.

Likewise, Gerrard has a decision to make up front but he is expected to persist with Alfredo Morelos, who’s still searching for his first derby goal.

Jermain Defoe and summer recruits Cedric Itten and Kemar Roofe, who’ve all scored this season, are the other options.


Predicted Celtic line-up vs Rangers

Predicted Celtic line-up vs Rangers

Predicted Celtic line-up vs Rangers.

Predicted Rangers line-up vs Celtic

Predicted Rangers line-up vs Celtic

Predicted Rangers line-up vs Celtic.

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Scottish Premiership table:

1Glasgow Rangers1210202832532
2Celtic Glasgow1182128101826
3Hibernian FC127321710724
4Aberdeen FC117221711623
5Kilmarnock FC114251513214
6Dundee United12345816-813
7Ross County FC12336720-1312
8Motherwell FC103251113-211
9Livingston FC123271320-711
10St Johnstone FC12327916-711
11St Mirren FC10217615-97
12Hamilton Academical FC112181325-127
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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.

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