Celtic vs Rangers
SAT 17TH OCT 2020 – KO 12:30pm
BETTING & MATCH PREVIEW
On Saturday afternoon, Celtic host Rangers at Celtic Park, in a massive Glasgow derby in the SPL.
The reigning Scottish champions have made a typically strong start to their SPL campaign, winning eight of their first nine league games this season. In fact, the Hoops are unbeaten in their previous 19 matches in the Scottish top-flight.
Neil Lennon’s team have been prolific of late in the SPL, having scored at least two games in all of the victories.
Celtic have a formidable home record in the SPL, as they have won 35 of their previous 38 home games in the Scottish top-flight. The only defeat in that run is a 2-1 defeat against Saturday’s opponents last season.
Like their arch-rivals, Steven Gerrard’s team have made a strong start to the SPL season. The visitors are top of the table, leading Celtic by a point, having played an extra game than the Hoops.
Rangers have won eight of their first ten league matches this season while maintaining an unbeaten record in the Scottish top-flight. The Gers are also unbeaten in 11 league games dating back to last season.
The visitors are unbeaten in seven away games in the Scottish top-flight, but they have only won four of their previous eight league games on their travels. They have scored at least two goals in their previous three away games in the SPL.
Rangers have lost seven of their last ten meetings with their arch-rivals, winning just three times in the run.
Celtic could head into this clash without Odsonne Edouard, Ryan Christie, Nir Bitton and Hatem Abd Elhamed through illness. Mickey Johnston and James Forrest could miss out through injury.
Rangers could be without Joe Aribo and Nikola Katic due to injury.