The first Old Firm showdown of the season takes place on Sunday lunchtime (12.00) with Rangers and Celtic locking horns at Ibrox.

The Gers were thumped 5-1 in midweek courtesy of PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League play-offs, while Celtic were held to a goalless draw by St. Johnstone last time out.

Using Betfred’s #PickYourPunt feature, we’ve built out a 8/1 treble for the occasion.

Rangers vs Celtic Bet Builder Tips

  • Match result – Draw
  • Liel Abada to score anytime
  • Over 39.5 booking points

#PickYourPunt @ 8/1

Match result – Draw

Both teams have endured a sticky start to the season, but Old Firm matches tend to be cagey affairs anyway.

Rangers will be desperate to respond to the humiliation they suffered in midweek, while Celtic are dealing with injuries heading to Ibrox on Sunday.

I think there are goals to be had here as both defences are miles away from the steeliness they’ve shown in the recent past. A draw looks likely.

Liel Abada to score anytime

Liel Abada is off the mark for the season with his goal at Aberdeen a fortnight ago.

The Israeli is a key man in this fixture too, scoring three goals and registering an assist in his nine Old Firm appearances.

He can take advantage of a vulnerable Rangers backline here.

Over 39.5 booking points

I mean, you’ve got to take a look at the cards market for an Old Firm derby, haven’t you?

There were six, two, 10, six, four, and two cards shown in Old Firm games last season, and I’d be shocked if we didn’t see similar numbers here.

I’d expect the number of cards that the two pick up here to increase dramatically, given the new approach shown by referees for dissent and time wasting.

With all the added time as well, there’s more opportunity for cards to be shown.

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