Rangers vs Celtic prediction, odds, betting tips and best bets for Old Firm derby in Scottish Premiership

One of the world’s most vicious football rivalries retakes the field on Sunday as Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic hit the road to visit Rangers at Ibrox.

Celtic have won 11 of the past 12 league titles, and are gunning for their third consecutive crown, but it’s been a hotly contested league season. In fact, Rangers hold the slight advantage, trailing in the standings by a point but holding a game in hand.

Both sides have shown recent signs of vulnerability, with Celtic losing to Hearts in early March after an early red card, while just a day later Rangers fell to Motherwell. There are just two games remaining in the regular season (three for Rangers) before the top half of the table splits for the final four matches.

Knowing how much these two teams both dominate the rest of the Scottish top flight, where dropping points is so rare for both clubs, Celtic will feel the pressure to win and reclaim the advantage, knowing Rangers may not afford them another chance to take the lead the rest of the way.

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Rangers vs Celtic prediction, odds

  • Moneyline lean: Rangers (+120)
  • Score prediction: Rangers 2-1 Celtic

There’s very little to separate these two sides this season, even more than usual. While Celtic have won both prior meetings this season, Rangers will know they were right in the mix in both games, especially unlucky not to win the first meeting back in early September at Ibrox while missing a host of chances, before a red card doomed them to a narrow defeat in the latest meeting back in late December.

Rangers will know that a draw leaves them in pole position, holding control of their own destiny with just seven games remaining, but a win would secure invaluable breathing room.

  BetMGM
(USA)
Rangers win +120
Draw +260
Celtic win +188
Both teams
to score Y/N
-185 / +130
Over / Under
2.5 goals
-165 / +115
Celtic
-0.5 goals
-160
Rangers
+0.5 goals
+115

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Rangers vs Celtic match facts

  • Date: Sunday, April 7, 2024
  • Kickoff time: 12 p.m. local (7 a.m. ET / 4 a.m. PT)
  • Location: Ibrox Stadium (Glasgow, Scotland)
  • Referee: John Beaton
  • Last meeting: Celtic 2-1 Rangers (Dec. 30, 2023 | Scottish Premiership)

Rangers vs Celtic best bet

  • Pick: Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals
  • Odds: -115 (BetMGM)

Not only do these two teams have a solid attacking front, but each side has failed to look unbeatable at the back even as they steamroll the rest of the Scottish top flight.

Rangers have kept just two clean sheets in their last seven Premiership matches, while Celtic have just one in their last eight. 

Rangers vs Celtic prop bet

  • Pick: James Tavernier anytime goal scorer
  • Odds: +250 (FanDuel)

It’s quite an opportunity for the market when Rangers’ leading goal scorer, who happens to be in great form and has a history of scoring against the club’s biggest rivals, presents this kind of value.

Rangers captain James Tavernier has 15 goals this season in Premiership play, including five goals in his last five matches. He logs a full 90 minutes in almost every single match, giving him the full game to find the net. And the 32-year-old has a solid history against Celtic, even in defeat, bagging four goals in his last four league games against his side’s nemesis.

Meanwhile, Celtic have been prone to conceding goals this season in league play — their clean sheet against Livingston last time out was the club’s first since a 1-0 win over Ross County back in late January, a whole eight matches prior.

Rangers vs Celtic live stream, TV channel

  TV channel Streaming
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UK Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football Sky Go Extra

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