Rangers vs Celtic Prediction: Back Clement’s Resurgent Rangers for an Old Firm Win

 | April 06 | 

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Frank Monkhouse SPL Betting Tips

Rangers and Celtic meet for the third time this season when the Old Firm rivals go head-to-head at Ibrox from noon on Sunday, in a match set to be shown live on Sky Sports Football and Main Event.

Betfred’s Frank Monkhouse offers his big-match preview and he thinks there will be a winner and that the pendulum for the SPL title will take a decisive swing. Check out his Rangers vs Celtic Predictions with us at Betfred Insights...

Rangers vs Celtic Betting Tips

  • Rangers win @ 5/4
  • Tavernier to score anytime @ 12/5

Sunday brings the biggest game of the Scottish football season so far when Rangers host Celtic at Ibrox in the third Old Firm derby of the campaign. Gers hold the home advantage and will enjoy 100% support from the stands, with Celtic fans locked out of the Govan venue for the final time. But the Bhoys have won both previous derbies this term, including a surprise 1-0 at this venue back in September when Michael Beale was in charge.

Experienced Belgian boss Clement has since replaced Beale and dragged his employers into the title race, clawing back a sizeable points' deficit. A home win would send Rangers two points clear at the top of the Premiership with a game in hand away to Dundee. Will the locals grab the advantage in the title race, or can Brendan Rodgers’ visitors move into a 3-0 head-to-head lead this season? Fans can’t wait to find out.

Rangers vs Celtic Odds

The third Old Firm derby has attracted huge interest from Betfred traders, who priced this game up early. There’s still plenty of football to be played between now and the finish line, but most followers of the game north of the border believe Sunday’s winner will go on to lift the league title. Will Rangers win to go two clear with a game spare, or will Celtic claim victory in Govan to move four points clear at the summit?

Betfred members can make predictions and place bets on Sunday’s Old Firm derby using the website or mobile app. Fancy the home team to win and set up a grandstand finish to the season? You can back Rangers for victory at odds of 5/4 or support the current champions and pace-setters at a handy 2/1. These sides haven’t finished level since January 2023, and that explains why the draw is 13/5.

Rangers win @ 5/4

We’ll keep it simple with our first bet on this game and back Rangers to secure a crucial three points before a sell-out home support at Ibrox. The atmosphere inside the famous Govan stadium will be electric, similar to what we see on European nights, and that energy will help drive Clement’s title challengers to their first win over Celtic this season.

Both previous derbies have been competitive, with Rangers losing two goals to VAR before Kyogo Furuhashi netted the winner back in September. Celtic then led 2-0 against the ten men of Rangers at Parkhead but almost threw it away under heavy pressure following a stunning James Tavernier free kick. Back Rangers to score an invaluable home win.

Tavernier to score anytime @ 12/5

Looking for a bet at higher odds in this fascinating derby while avoiding the match-winner, we place our trust in Rangers’ reliable captain, Tavernier. The popular right-back scored a stunning volley at this venue against Hibs last Saturday to become the highest-scoring defender in British football history. He has also netted five goals in his previous eight games.

Having scored in his last game and the most recent meeting with Celtic, we’re happy to take a chance on Tavernier to find the net again. He’s a danger from open play, often ghosting in at the back post, but he’s also reliable from the penalty spot and a threat with free kicks around the box or from distance. Back Tavernier to score anytime, and you’ll have a lively bet as long as he’s on the pitch.

Frank Monkhouse primarily covers Scottish Football for us here at Betfred Insights. You can check out all of his work along with that of the rest of our Football Betting Tips desk on our main Football page...

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