THE Daily Record’s Mr Fixit (@mrfixittps) casts his eye over the final Scottish 2016 fixtures, including the Old Firm.
Rangers v Celtic | Saturday 12:15 | Sky Sports 1
Celtic have dominated Rangers in the league and cup this season and can make it three in a row on Saturday. I confidently backed the champions in the previous two – at Celtic Park and Hampden – but this will be their biggest test.
Rangers haven’t lost at Ibrox in more than a year but saw their winning run end at St Johnstone on Wednesday and lie 16 points off the pace.
Celtic have lost a little focus since exiting Europe but haven’t dropped any points and have notched 14 Premiership victories on the bounce.
The fact is on their day they’re the better team but in derbies that’s not always the deciding factor. Celtic are a best 4/5 with William Hill for the win but I’m willing to go for the 7/5 offered by Paddy Power for a Hoops victory and over 1.5 goals.
Ross County v Inverness | Saturday 15:00
It’s also derby day in the Highlands and when these two meet it’s usually an entertaining affair. Inverness have won five in a row away to Ross County but will do well to make it six after one victory in eight.
I don’t have much faith in County either but there are usually goals – four of the last five meetings have seen at least 2.5 and both sides are far from watertight. Take Over 2.5 Goals at 22/25 with Marathon.
Queens Park v Stranraer | Saturday 15:00
In League One Queen’s are on a fine seven-game unbeaten run, including five wins, and last week took the scalp of table-toppers Livingston.
They host a Stranraer side who sit bottom with two wins in 10 and three defeats in four.
Queen’s beat the Blues 2-0 on the road in their last meeting and can bag the points on home soil at 13/8 with Bet365.
Rangers v Celtic – Celtic to win and Over 1.5 Goals (7/5 Paddy Power)
Ross County v Inverness – Over 2.5 Goals (22/25 Marathon Bet)
Queens Park v Stranraer – Queens Park to win (13/8 Bet365)