Celtic vs Rangers Prediction & Match Preview

Celtic vs Rangers 2018-19 Scottish Premiership by LeagueLane

Celtic vs Rangers
Scotland – Premiership
Date: Sunday, 29 December 2019
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Celtic Park (Glasgow).

As two of the absolute best teams in the Premiership take on each other, it’s surely going to be a goal-riot. Both these squads are miles ahead in terms of talent, and ambition, than the rest of the teams in the league, and the winner of this game will effectively be deemed as the best in the country.

By all means, we are in for one of the best games of the season.

Celtic vs Rangers Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Celtic are on a two-game winning run against this opponent, and both wins had come on the road.
  • 15 of the previous 17 victories went to Celtic as well.
  • The last the Rangers won at this stadium was back in 2010.
  • Nine of the last eleven meetings at this stadium ended in wins for the hosts, and the remaining two were draws.

Celtic vs Rangers Prediction

Celtic had been pitted against St. Mirren the last match-day, and the former had to deal with the away handicap as well. Still, they managed to record a 1-2 win, and thus secured the three points.

Elsewhere, Rangers had to dig deep at home for a win against Kilmarnock. The low-scoring affair saw the hosts win with a 1-0 scoreline, and the goal had come in the 65th minute.

In regards to result, consider the fact that Celtic have been the best team in the country for decades. They are the reigning champions, and in fact, have been defending their title for so many years in running.

This season too they are at the top of the table, and have the additional home advantage to support their cause as well.

Celtic have also won 16 of their previous 17 overall fixtures, and this sole loss had come in the Europa League. At home, they are on a run of fifteen straight wins, and their only loss in front of the home crowd since April had come in the Champions League.

Moreover, Celtic won the last two meetings against this opponent, and both of these were on the road. Keep note that the team has the home advantage this Sunday.

In addition, Celtic also recorded 15 of the previous 17 h2h wins, and they won nine of the last eleven clashes against this opponent at this venue. Finally, it’s been nine years since Rangers have won a single h2h clash at this stadium.

Considering all these observations, rightfully expect Celtic to record a win this Sunday.

However, do understand that the guests are Rangers. After Celtic, they are easily the best squad in the country, and the team has the stats to back this claim too.

Rangers were unbeaten in 42 of their last 46 overall fixtures, and they were so in 20 of their previous 22 on the road as well. They are also the only team in the league to have scored 50 goals other than Celtic (keep note that the rest of the squads have not even touched the 35-goal mark).

At home, Rangers have easily been the best team (even better than Celtic), and have amassed the best stats as well.

In addition to all these, this match-up is the contest for the bragging rights of being the best in the Premiership.

The winner of this encounter will have a moral edge in going after the league title, and if Rangers are able to beat the defending champions at their own home, there just might be no stopping the team from attaining title glory at the end of the season.

Keeping in mind all these factors, despite their dominance, it would be hard for Celtic to keep a clean sheet this Sunday – especially against an in-form offense of the Rangers.

As such, BTTS looks a very promising bet this match-day.

Celtic vs Rangers Betting Tips

  • Draw No Bet: Celtic @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.75 (3/4).