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After beating Celtic just a couple of weeks ago at Ibrox in the Scottish Cup, Rangers will be bitterly disappointed to have passed up the opportunity to land a league and cup double, following an exit on penalties to St. Johnstone in their last outing.
Still, matching Celtic’s invincibles feat from 2016/17 remains a distinct possibility, and with just three games to go, this fixture represents the most likely banana skin.
The Hoops will be desperate to prevent Rangers from going unbeaten, but they’ll have to up their game in order to throw a spanner in the works.
They’ve only taken two wins from their past six in all competition as one of those was claimed over League One side Falkirk, while excluding that encounter, they’ve scored more than once in just two of eight matches.
Although Rangers have found clean sheets harder to come by of late, they’ve still only shipped 12 goals in 35 league matches this term, while their record at Ibrox has been unbelievable.
Only three of those concessions came there, and with staying unbeaten the ultimate priority, it’s rather improbable that they’ll stretch the game unnecessarily.
Under 2.5 Goals
Whereas the last two Old Firm derbies before Steven Gerrard’s arrival saw the Hoops claim 4-0 and 5-0 victories, the former Liverpool man instantly set about making these tighter affairs.
Nine of 11 meetings since he took the job have featured fewer than three goals, including all four encounters this term as Celtic managed just the solitary goal, and that appears an obvious pick once again here.
Seven of Celtic’s past nine in all competitions have witnessed a maximum of two strikes, as seven of these games also saw at least one team fail to find the net, while one of those two games that featured at least three goals came against League One outfit Falkirk.
Under 2.5 goals has also landed in six of Rangers’ last eight in all competitions, with one of the exceptions also coming against third-tier opponents in the shape of Cove Rangers, so all the signs point towards another low-scoring affair.
Rangers Draw No Bet
Although the league table is the clearest demonstration of the shift in power that’s taken place in Glasgow, the head-to-heads also drive home this factor as the Gers have won four of five unbeaten clashes now.
We wouldn’t be surprised to see this game end in a stalemate but given the hosts have won all 17 home league matches this season, they’re certainly worth backing draw no bet.