Celtic vs Rangers Betting Tip Both teams to score – 17 October 2020

Both teams to score at Celtic Park

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ScotlandCeltic vs RangersScotland
17 October 1230hrs
Football – Scotland – Premiership
Pick Both teams to score
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 3/4 odds taken 2000 GMT, Friday 16 October


It’s the first Glasgow derby of the season on Saturday as top of the table Rangers make the short journey across the city to face Celtic who can leapfrog their opponents should they win.

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Celtic Preview – Can Celtic make it nine straight home league wins by defeating their archest rivals?

Celtic come into this first derby of the season without three players with Nir Bitton, Hatem Elhamed and Ryan Christie which will have upset Neil Lennon’s plans as he looks to steer his team to the top of the league. Odsonne Edouard is also a doubt to start the game following his own self-isolation period and added to James Forrest missing through injury then it is going to be a big effort from those who do take the field to inflict defeat on Rangers for the first time this season.

Lennon did strengthen his squad with the loan signing of Diego Laxalt and it would be no surprise to see him thrown in from the start considering his big game experience both at club and international level.


Our betting prediction:
Celtic win/BTTS

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(odds taken 2000 GMT, Friday 16 October)
Celtic have not been at their best in the first part of this season but they remain just a point behind Rangers and have played one game less. That makes this a huge incentive for them to get three points to go top and with the potential to extend that lead when they play their game in hand.
This is undoubtedly the start of a much stiffer run of games for the champions both domestically and in Europe. A win here would be the perfect start for the challenges ahead.

Rangers Preview – Will leaders extend their lead with a repeat of their win last December?

Steven Gerrard will be delighted with his team’s start to the campaign as they sit top of the Scottish Premiership and qualified for the group stages of the Europa League for the third straight season. Gerrard know he is under huge pressure to stop their rivals winning a tenth straight title, especially as he is yet to win any silverware during his time at the club.

Rangers have added strength in depth over the summer and will head to Celtic Park with a number of attacking options which has not always been the case. Of course, they remain the last Scottish team to beat Celtic at this stadium following their win at the end of December. Before their collapse in the second half of the season.


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Rangers have dropped points in two away games so far this season against Livingston and more recently at Easter Road against Hibs. Gerrard will believe that with his team’s performances away from home in Europe along with their win here last season that they can avoid dropping more points on their travels.

The Ibrox club will also start their European campaign in midweek when they travel to Belgium and take on Standard Liege.

Celtic vs Rangers Betting Advice

It’s the biggest fixture in Scottish football and for many it’s the biggest in the whole of the UK. This one will be very different with no supporters but the meaning remains huge and there is even greater significance in this season with what’s at stake.

The teams met three times last season and both league meetings ended with wins for the away team.

Key Facts – Celtic vs Rangers Betting Tip

  • Since losing to Rangers here at the end of 2019, Celtic have won every league game at Celtic Park since
  • Rangers are hoping to move four points clear of their rivals, having played a game more
  • The teams played three times last season with Celtic winning two of those


Only one of those three games had both teams scoring but that’s the bet I’m going for in this one. With the defenders Celtic have missing they’ll look to take the game to their opponents who have plenty of pace on the counter.

Best Betting Odds for Celtic vs Rangers

Celtic to win: 13/8 Betfair
Draw: 13/5 at Betfair
Rangers: 13/8 at Betfair