Rangers vs Celtic Betting Preview – 29/12/2018

Rangers vs Celtic Betting Preview – 29/12/2018

Rangers vs Celtic

Rangers and Celtic will renew their bitter rivalry on Saturday afternoon, as the Glasgow giants meet at Ibrox in a huge game for both teams. The home side currently trail the visitors by three points in the Scottish Premiership table, whilst Brendan Rodgers’ side also have a game in hand.

Rangers will surely be delighted with the progress they have made under Steven Gerrard so far, currently finding themselves just three points behind Celtic at Christmas. That, on top of an appearance in the Europa League group stages and a huge turnover in the squad in the summer, will surely leave supporters feeling content with the job Gerrard has undertaken so far. However, the demanding Scouser still expects more from his players, having already become well-known for his brutal honesty in interviews and press conferences. Frustration has grown somewhat in recent weeks, with the team taking five points from their last three matches – leaving them three points shy of Celtic at the top of the table.

They have twice drawn to Hibernian in that time, whilst the victory came away at St. Johnstone after a disappointing first-half performance. The more recent draw to Hibernian will be most frustrating for Gerrard, who saw his team concede in the 86th minute after leading for over an hour. Still, there is no time to dwell on the result, as Gerrard enters his second Old Firm match as Rangers manager, his first at Ibrox. Since 2015. Rangers have managed just one victory over their rivals, doing so in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup on penalties. In the league, they have managed just two draws against Celtic – both of which have come away from home – while the team have lost four in a row at Ibrox. Rangers are the outsiders to win here at 29/10 with Betfair.

Celtic will be looking to extend their perfect record record at Ibrox this Saturday when they make the short trip across Glasgow. Brendan Rodgers has guided his team to four straight wins away from home against Rangers, which will surely fill the team with confidence heading into this contest. What should also boost the side is the fact they have won three in a row in the Scottish Premiership, scoring 11 goals in the process and will be hoping to be in a free-scoring mood once more. One player who has been integral to their recent success is winger Scott Sinclair, who has scored four goals in his last three appearances, including a hat-trick against Aberdeen last time out. Sinclair is priced at 13/2 with Bet365 to open the scoring in this game.

Currently boasting a three-point lead at the top of the table with a game in hand over Rangers, Rodgers looks in a strong position to win a third consecutive Scottish Premiership, with the club now on course to win eight in a row. Celtic haven’t been flying away from home this season though, winning just four of their 10 games on the road in the league and have dropped points in three of their last five matches away from Celtic Park. Only Aberdeen have won at Ibrox this season, with Rangers winning seven of their 10 matches at home so far this term. Celtic have a number of goal threats on top of Sinclair, with Odsonne Edouard netting nine league goals this term, while James Forrest is close behind on eight. Celtic are the favourites to win this game at 1/1 with BetVictor.

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