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Rangers vs Celtic Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips (29/08/21)

Games in Scotland don’t come bigger than the Old Firm. In fact, games around the globe don’t come bigger than the Old Firm. Who though will win the match? Find out with our Rangers vs Celtic match preview here along with the predictions and free tips we mention along the way.

Rangers vs Celtic: Our top tips

Check out our match predictions for the big game.

These odds from Betfred were correct at the time of writing.

A tight game with the spoils shared

Rangers might have been dominating the bragging rights of Glasgow for a while now given Celtic haven’t beaten them since back in December 2019. In that time the duo have met six times with Rangers winning five. We don’t think they’ll win this time time though as we make the prediction of a draw. Both teams have tasted defeat early in the Premiership season but Celtic have been in good form of late winning six of their last seven. Their one blemish on that record came in midweek. Rangers, who probably are the better team, hardly had it easy in the week though and their energy sapping journey – and match – to Armenia might just even this game up.

Lots of guts, not many goals

They say the formbook goes out of the window in a derby. That’s never been more true than in the Old Firm with the other games, particularly domestically, not really a fair yardstick by which to measure each team. Instead we look to the head to head record to explain our under 2.5 goal tip; seven of the last 10 meetings have seen under 2.5 goals. In that 10 game stretch Celtic and Rangers have served up a total of just 23 goals; that’s a game average of 2.3.

Half time and full time scores to be the same

Our final prediction is that the result of Rangers vs Celtic will be the same at both half time and full time. We’ve already explained why we fancy the match to end as a low scoring draw so all that remains is to justify why we expect the result to be the same at both the interval and the final whistle. It’s quite simple really, where the Old Firm is concerned that’s been the case in four of the last five meetings. As for their general league form this season, they’ve played six combined games with five of them having the same HT/FT result.

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Scotland Premiership
Rangers
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Celtic
August 29, 2021
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Rangers vs Celtic

icon Head to Head

29/08/21
SP
Rangers
Rangers
1 - 0
Celtic
Celtic
02/05/21
SP
Rangers
Rangers
4 - 1
Celtic
Celtic
18/04/21
SFC
Rangers
Rangers
2 - 0
Celtic
Celtic
21/03/21
SP
Celtic
Celtic
1 - 1
Rangers
Rangers
02/01/21
SP
Rangers
Rangers
1 - 0
Celtic
Celtic

Rangers

Last 5

19/09/21
SP
Rangers
Rangers
1 - 1
Motherwell
Motherwell
16/09/21
UEL
Rangers
Rangers
0 - 2
Lyon
Lyon
11/09/21
SP
St Johnstone
St Johnstone
1 - 2
Rangers
Rangers
26/08/21
UELQ
Alashkert FC
Alashkert FC
0 - 0
Rangers
Rangers
22/08/21
SP
Ross County
Ross County
2 - 4
Rangers
Rangers

Celtic

Last 5

19/09/21
SP
Livingston
Livingston
1 - 0
Celtic
Celtic
16/09/21
UEL
Real Betis
Real Betis
4 - 3
Celtic
Celtic
11/09/21
SP
Celtic
Celtic
3 - 0
Ross County
Ross County
26/08/21
UELQ
AZ
AZ
2 - 1
Celtic
Celtic
21/08/21
SP
Celtic
Celtic
6 - 0
St Mirren
St Mirren

Rangers vs Celtic: New look teams, same old Old Firm

Rangers

Rangers were a machine last season but don’t look nearly as untouchable this year. Despite that, they’ll be confident of a positive result against their rivals. The big question marks are clear though. How will the squad cope after travelling to Armenia to play in 36 degree heat just three days earlier? Will their squad be full strength? Currently, James Tavernier, Allan McGregor, Jon McLaughlin, Calvin Bassey and Scott Wright are all under isolation whilst Ryan Kent is injured. If those missing players return it will be a huge boost.

Celtic

Celtic are a much changed outfit from last season with a new man – xxx xxx – at the helm. They’ve looked pretty decent of late after a wobbly start to the campaign; back to back 6-0 league wins can’t be ignored and nor can the impact of Japanese star Kyogo Furuhashi; he has seven goals in eight matches. At the other end of the pitch Joe Hart will also make his Old Firm debut. The former Man City and England keeper has made a decent start to life north of the border but was at fault for one of the goals against Alkmaar in the week. A good performance in this game will make that error a distant memory.

Pre-match Questions for Rangers vs Celtic

Rangers vs Celtic Prediction

  • Where is the game being played? Ibrox
  • When is kick off? 12:00 GMT
  • Who won the last meeting between these teams? Rangers
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