Rangers v Celtic: Bhoys backed to thrive in Govan once more

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DAILY RECORD star Mr Fixit (@mrfixittps) previews Saturday's Old Firm derby from Ibrox.

Rangers v Celtic | Saturday 29th December 2018, 12:30 | Sky Sports

It's been tight at the top of the Premiership all season but there will be no stopping Celtic if they win at Ibrox. Killie, Hearts and more recently Aberdeen have all made challenges but let's face it this is a title fight between the Glasgow giants.

And it could be all but over if Celtic beat Rangers to move six points clear at the top with a game in hand and a better goal difference. That's potentially a 10-point gap that would be impossible to close.

If Celtic make it eight in a row they'll look back to Boxing Day as a defining moment – victory over Aberdeen stretching their lead to three points as Rangers were being held by Hibs.

Brendan Rodgers goes into the match unbeaten against his fierce foes in a dozen meetings and I reckon he'll emerge from a cauldron unscathed.

Celtic are a biggest evens at bet365 and have won all four trips to Ibrox under Rodgers, scoring 2+ each time and racking up a total goal haul of 12.

Rangers are better this season but Steven Gerrard's men are dropping silly points and have several players doubtful while Rodgers will miss Tom Rogic but have most of his main men back.

Evens is maybe slightly short but Celtic seem to raise their game when it matters – like beating Killie 5-1 and the 4-3 success at Pittodrie.

Rangers are a best 29/10 at Ladbrokes while the draw pays 5/2. It's probably a must-not-lose for Gerrard so a point wouldn't be a disaster.

Still, they'll have their hands full trying to keep out a Hoops side who thrive in Govan so go for Celtic to score 2+ at 11/10 with Bet365.

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Rangers v Celtic – Celtic to score Over 1.5 Goals (11/10 Bet365)

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Mr Fixit is the resident football tipster at the Daily Record, Scotland's best read newspaper. He's also the proud host of one the best betting communities on the web, MrFixitsTips.co.uk.

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