In what could be the UK’s fiercest football rivalry, Celtic travel to Ibrox Stadium to face Rangers in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday the 29th of August 2021.
Three games into the season, Rangers currently sit fifth place in the Scottish Premiership table after beating Livingstone 3-0 at Ibrox, losing 1-0 to Dundee United at Tannadice Park, then beating Ross County 2-4 at The Global Energy Stadium.
In terms of European football, Rangers were knocked out of Champions League qualification by Swedish side Malmo FF, but could still yet progress through to the Europa League group stages after beating Armenian side Alashkert 1-0 in their qualification final first-leg.
Celtic have also only won two of their opening three league matches but their goal difference is already looking very healthy. They lost 2-1 to Hearts at Tynecastle Stadium on the opening day, before beating both Dundee FC and St Mirren 6-0 each at Celtic Park.
Celtic were knocked out of Champions League qualification at the earliest stage after losing 3-2 on aggregate to rising Danish side FC Midtjylland. Since then, they’ve knocked out Czech side Jablonec with a 7-2 aggregate win and are 2-0 up against AZ Alkmaar in the first leg of their Europa League qualification final.
Head to head, Rangers won their most recent league meeting 4-1 at Ibrox Stadium just a few weeks after beating them 2-0 in the Scottish Cup. Rangers have won 5 of the last 6 meetings with the other being a 1-1 draw. Celtic’s last win against Rangers was in December 2019.
Odds For Rangers v Celtic
When it comes down to the odds, Celtic are technically the match favourites, although that is a result that is far from certain, with a win for either side above evens in terms of price.
The current odds for a Celtic win are around 7/5, while a draw is around 14/5 at best and a Rangers win is around 2/1. You can bet at the best available prices right here:
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Although Celtic are the slight favourites for this particular match, it’s Rangers that are currently tipped to win the Scottish Premiership this season. Here are the top five favourites for that outright result:
Rangers v Celtic Teams
After winning the Scottish Premiership title last season, Rangers boss Steven Gerrard hasn’t felt the need to make too many changes to his squad just yet.
They have had three new arrivals, all on free transfers, in the form of centre-forward Fashion Sakala from KV Oostende, central-midfielder Nnamdi Ofoborh from Bournemouth and central midfielder John Lundstram from Sheffield United.
In terms of departures, they managed to squeeze £788k out of Ipswich for centre-back George Edmundson, as well as seeing left-winger Jamie Murphy join Hibs and Jamie Barjonas join Kelty Hearts on free transfers.
It’s Celtic boss Ange Postecalou that’s having to play catch-up. After finishing 20 points behind Rangers last season, a squad bolstering was imperative. So far, Celtic have had an incredible 21 new arrivals at the club, with only 11 departing so far.
Some money has been spent, too, with £17.26 million going towards the likes of Kyogo Furuhashi, Carl Starfelt, Liel Abada, Josip Juranovic, Joe Hart, Liam Shaw and Osaze Urhoghide.
Their net spend sits at just £-338k, though, as they managed to acquire a sum of £14.13 million for centre-back Kristoffer Ajer, as well as £1.44 million for centre-forward Vakoun Issouf Bayo and £1.35 million for centre-back Jack Hendry. Team captain Scott Brown has also left the club on a free transfer to Aberdeen.
Betting Tips For Rangers v Celtic
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Rangers v Celtic is scheduled to kick off at 12:00 on Sunday the 29th of August 2021.