Celtic and Rangers Fight in Another Derby of ScotlandPublished March 12, 2017 by Florin P
Celtic welcomes Rangers in one of the most lopsided derbies between the Scottish champions (12:00 p.m UK Time).
Over the last 32 years, Celtic and Rangers were the only two teams to win the Scottish championship. Overall, the two clubs won a combined 101 trophies and gave opponents no chance whatsoever. Since Rangers was relegated, Celtic had no problem and won the domestic league by a landslide. They are going to win it again this season, but a match against their archrivals is always the highlight of the year.
Offensive Lineup for Celtic
The hosts don’t necessarily need all points but they will throw everything they’ve got at Rangers. The team will play in front of a sold-out crowd and will need to provide them with a quality show. The spectators would settle for nothing less than a victory against their archrivals. Celtic has no injury concerns ahead of this fixture and even rested a couple of players in the cup match against St. Mirren.
Dembele and Sinclair have scored a combined 32 goals and will be paired up in the offensive. Against this dynamic duo Rangers will need to defend vigorously and there’s no guarantee they’ll be able to stop them in their tracks. Keeping a clean sheet at Celtic Park sounds like a mission impossible scenario for any team in the Scottish premiership, including Rangers.
Back-To-Back Defeats on the Road
Rangers lost the last three games away from home and won just once in the last six fixtures. They managed to score at least once in each of these confrontations, but eventually walked away with no points. It’s going to be even more difficult against Celtic, a team that scored an average of three goals per match when having home pitch advantage.
What we are looking at is one of the most lopsided derbies between Rangers and Celtic. The hosts have the motivation, skill and resources to win by two goals or more. This is a bet priced at 4/5 by bet365 Sports, so punters should take the odds before they drop.