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Rangers v Celtic Tips: Hoops to come out on top at Ibrox?

| 29.12.2018

The stakes could hardly be higher as Rangers host Celtic in the Ladbrokes Premiership this lunchtime.

Victory for Steven Gerrard’s men would bring them level on points with the league leaders. But an Ibrox win for the Hoops could mean a decisive blow in the title race.

Ahead of this titanic Old Firm clash, we’ve got all the odds and info…

Match odds

While the Gers are on the up with Gerrard, it’s Celtic who’ve had head-to-head dominance with four straight derby wins.

Brendan Rodgers’ men are Evens to make it five. Meanwhile, a Rangers victory is 14/5, with the Draw a shade longer at 12/5.

With the league’s two highest-scoring sides in action, goals should be on the cards. It’s Evens for Over 2.5 Goals. The more ambitious can back a Celtic Win with Both Teams to Score at 16/5.

Talking Tactics

Gerrard tends to have the hosts playing 4-3-3, and more of the same can be expected. Youngster Ross McCrorie has probably earned a starting berth in that midfield trio, tucked in behind Ryan Jack and Lassana Coulibaly.

At centre-back, injury to Conor Goldson paves the way for Nikola Katic to make the XI.

Celtic will likely go 4-2-3-1, with a trio of Scott Sinclair, Tom Rogic and James Forrest supporting front man Odsonne Edouard.

Captain Scott Brown should also feature in what would be an incredible 33rd outing in this fixture.

Goalscorer Odds

While the Hoops are favourites for victory, nobody in their ranks can match Alfredo Morelos’ 20 goals in all competitions this term. But he’s yet to score in this fixture. 2/1 says the Colombian finds the net in this clash.

However, Odsonne Edouard’s haul of 14 isn’t bad going. It’s also included a trio of braces. The Frenchman is 13/8 to net Anytime at Ibrox, and 13/2 for Two or More Goals.

As for dark horses – the lively James Tavernier is 9/2 to get on the scoresheet. As for the visitors, Filip Benkovic offers a real set-piece threat, and is a meaty 7/1 for a third league goal of the season.

Match Info

Where: Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

When: 12:30pm

How to watch: Sky Sports Football / Sky Sports Main Event

Click here for the latest Rangers v Celtic odds.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.