Celtic v Rangers betting tips – Gers can land a point in Old Firm derby

Gers can stop Celtic in their tracks

Rangers' Joey Barton lies injured during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at the Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday August 6, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Ian Rutherford/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY


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Betting Tip: @ 14/5 with bet365

It’s been a long time coming but Glasgow Rangers are back in the Scottish Premiership and that means the return of the Old Firm derby.

Rangers and Celtic actually played each other in the Scottish FA Cup last season, with Mark Warburton’s side deserving winners on the day, even if it took a penalty shootout to separate the two sides.

Since then, Brendan Rodgers has taken charge of the Bhoys, with the former Liverpool boss having steered the team into the Champions League group stage and they’ve also enjoyed a 100% record domestically.

Leigh Griffiths continues to bang in the goals and already has seven for the season, with James Forrest also looking dangerous and Scott Sinclair is clearly a cut above most other players at this level.

However, the addition of Kolo Toure to the defence has not made Celtic particularly watertight and Warburton will hope that his Rangers team can make a big impression at Celtic Park.

It’s been an unbeaten start to the campaign, with the Gers winning a series of League Cup clashes, while they’ve won two and drawn two of their top flight games so far.

Kenny Miller continues to be among the goals at the age of 36, while this will be the first Old Firm derby for the likes of Joey Barton and Clint Hill. The pair are feisty in the challenge and worked together famously at QPR despite the club struggling at the time.

Indeed, they are the sort of players you want in this cauldron atmosphere and the good news is that Martyn Waghorn will be available for the visitors after missing the last four games.

Philippe Senderos brings added steel to the defence and the Gers have enough about them to claim a precious point and show that the Scottish Premiership won’t be a procession this season.

Betting Tip: @ 14/5 with bet365

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