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Scottish Premiership

Celtic v Rangers Betting Preview

Odds correct as of 11th March 10:00 UK time

Scottish Premiership
Who: Celtic v Rangers
When: Sunday 12th March, 12.00 UK time
Live on: Sky Sports 1

With Celtic set to retain their Scottish Premiership title after earning 79 points from 81 available to date this season, they now host an Old Firm clash with a Rangers team struggling to claim second position in the league table.

A 2-2 draw at Inverness back in September, is the only occasion this season in which Celtic have failed to win a Scottish Premiership game and they beat Rangers 5-1 earlier in the campaign at Parkhead. In recent months, the Bhoys have won their last seven games on home soil without conceding a goal and they can be backed at 2.25 to win this game via a clean sheet. Celtic are also offered at 1.33 to score 2 goals or more for the fifth consecutive league game and 1.33 just to win the match.

With Moussa Dembele netting in the last four league wins for Celtic and claiming a hat-trick in the 5-1 win earlier this season, odds of 1.83 are available for the former Fulham striker to score a goal in another home win plus 2.75 for the Frenchman to net at least twice.

Dembele can also be backed at 3.00 to be First Goalscorer for the third time in four league games with Scott Sinclair available at 2.00 to score his fourth competitive goal since the beginning of February. As Stuart Armstrong completed the scoring in the previous Celtic league match and in the 5-1 victory against Rangers, he is quoted at 6.00 to be Last Goalscorer on Sunday.

Rangers will travel across Glasgow aiming to end a sequence of three successive away defeats in league action although they won for the first time in five Scottish Premiership outings when beating St Johnstone 3-2 at Ibrox at the beginning of March. The Gers have since beaten Hamilton 6-0 in the Scottish Cup and are quoted at 8.50 to win at Parkhead while they can also be backed at 1.83 to claim victory via a +2 handicap. Furthermore, having registered just one clean sheet in league action this year, odds of 15.00 are available for Rangers to claim three points with both teams scoring.

When Rangers last won a league game on away soil, Kenny Miller opened the scoring in 2-0 victory at Motherwell and he is quoted at 4.00 to find the net in this match plus 11.00 to be First Goalscorer. Among the other potential goal scorers for Rangers, in the absence of the suspended Joe Garner, are Martyn Waghorn and Emerson Hyndman. The latter has netted in three of the latest five league contests with odds of 6.00 available for him to net in this game, whereas Waghorn is priced at 4.50 to score a goal in a fourth consecutive competitive game.

Rangers are quoted at 2.50 to net exactly 1 goal in this match as per the two previous Old Firm derbies in league action, while they are also priced at 13.00 to win by one clear goal. Odds of 4.00 and 6.00 are being offered on Celtic claiming two and three goal winning margins respectively, plus 1.83 to score in both halves.

Other Available Bets:

A draw is 5.25.
A 0-0 draw is 19.00.
Moussa Dembele netting first in 2-0 and 3-0 victories for Celtic is 13.00 and 16.00 respectively.
Kenny Miller scoring first in 1-0 and 2-1 wins for Rangers are both 171.00 respectively.

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