Rangers v Celtic: Tight Old Firm fixture forecast


DAILY RECORD star Mr Fixit (@mrfixittps) shares his thoughts ahead of Sunday's Old Firm derby at Ibrox.

Rangers v Celtic | Sunday 1st September 2019, 12:00 | Sky Sports

It's the game we've all been waiting for – and it could go either way. At the start of the season I tipped Rangers to run Celtic close in the title race and it's set to go to the wire.

There's no doubt Steven Gerrard's side are much improved and they've won tight games against Killie and St Mirren where a year ago they'd have dropped points. Rangers' better standing is reflected by bookies making them favourites on Sunday for the first time since I was in short trousers.

The home side are a best 6/4 at Ladbrokes with the champions 2/1 at bet365 and the latter will tempt Hoops fans. I'd planned to tip a Gers Old Firm win for the first time in ages but now I'm sitting on the fence and backing a draw at 12/5 with BetVictor.

Some people have said whoever wins the most derbies will lift the title but that's not always the case. However, Gers will see the importance of an early title lead and having beaten Celtic twice last season will be confident of another success.

I don't think Rangers will lose and you can back them draw no bet at 3/4. Both sides could suffer from Thursday's Euro exploits although they will be in good frames of mind after reaching the Europa League group stage.

Don't see it being a low scorer despite two out of three at Ibrox going Under 2.5 Goals but remember Celtic didn't score there last season – losing 1-0 and 2-0. Rangers to win to nil is 7/2 at bet365.

Before Celtic's 4-1 win at AIK Neil Lennon said his players didn't know how to park the bus and that was evident as they suffered a few bombscares before running out easy winners.
Boli Bolingoli doesn't look ready and if Kris Ajer is out that will be a blow.

In attack Celtic are much better and Rangers have been pretty deadly in front of goal so go for Both Teams To Score at 4/5 with Unibet and take a chance on a score draw at 18/5 with BetVictor.

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Rangers v Celtic – Both Teams To Score (4/5 Unibet)

Rangers v Celtic – Both Teams To Score and Draw 18/5 (BetVictor)

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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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