Celtic vs Rangers Betting Tip Both teams to score – 29 December 2019

Entertaining Glasgow derby to close out decade

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ScotlandCeltic vs RangersScotland
29th December 1230hrs
Football – Scotland – Premiership
Pick Both teams to score
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: 4/5 odds taken 1800 GMT, Saturday 28 December)

The last Glasgow derby of the decade takes place on Sunday and it’s one of the most significant. In a period where Celtic have been dominant Rangers have the chance to move to within two points of their rivals having played a game less.

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Celtic Preview – Will Celtic make it three from three against Rangers this season to go into the winter break eight points clear?

Neil Lennon has praised Celtic’s consistency since losing to Livingston at the beginning of October. That remains the Hoops’ only domestic defeat this season and they have recovered brilliantly. The champions and current league leaders have reeled off 11 straight wins in the league to take a five point lead at the top, albeit having played a game more. They have also retained the League Cup when defeating Rangers in the final earlier this month but rode their luck on that occasion and will feel they can play a lot better on Sunday. In addition to this Celtic will take their place in the last-32 of the Europa League having topped their group. Despite all of those achievements, the Celtic support would still be disappointed going into the winter break should they not take all three points here tomorrow.

There’s a suggestion that Celtic have not been at their best despite winning games. That may well be the case but there’s no questioning the mentality of this team as they continue to grind out results and that’s what it’s all about at this stage of the season when the games are relentless. This will be Celtic’s nine game of the month and they have won eight of them with the outlier being a dead rubber against Cluj in the Europa League.

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Rangers Preview – Can Rangers find the key to victory at Celtic Park to narrow the gap of their rivals?

Steven Gerrard will be wondering what he has to do in order to get the better of Celtic. The big challenge for Rangers this season was to continue their improvement and win something in what is Gerrard’s second season. To do that they needed to become more consistent in the league and they have definitely achieved that winning 15 of their 18 games so far, yet remain in second. Rangers also came up short in the League Cup despite being the better team on the day and spurning a number of chances against 10 men. Gerrard and his players now come into the final derby of the year knowing they need some kind of result otherwise they’ll be eight points behind when the next league game comes around.

Rangers have bounced back well from the cup final defeat by qualifying for the last-32 of the Europa League and winning their last three in the league without conceding a goal. Indeed, the only points Rangers have dropped since losing to Celtic in the league back in September was against Aberdeen at the start of this month. They were 2-0 up in that game before losing control of the match and escaping with a draw in the end.

Key-Facts – Celtic vs Rangers

  • Celtic sit top of the Premiership with a five point lead having won their last 11 games in the league
  • Rangers have been very consistent themselves but have drawn one more than their rivals and have got a game in hand over Celtic
  • It’s Celtic who have the upper hand this season winning at Ibrox in the league before winning the League Cup earlier this month at Hampden

Celtic vs Rangers Betting Advice

Celtic have dominated Scottish football this decade and will be looking to close it out by beating their bitter rivals once again. A third win against Rangers this season would give them a significant advantage in the race to clinch their ninth straight title. For Rangers, they have to try and do something they’ve not managed since 2010 and that’s win at Celtic Park. They have picked up a number of draws in that time and there’s definitely a viewpoint that they wouldn’t be overly disappointed if it ended that way tomorrow considering they do have that game in hand.
But for Fraser Forster Rangers could well have picked up the League Cup and would almost definitely have scored earlier this month. Although the two teams keep a lot of clean sheets they have shown vulnerability in defence already this month. Both teams to score looks a solid bet at Celtic Park tomorrow.