Celtic Can't Visit Ibrox Believing In Favourites Tag Says Bhoys Skipper

On paper this weekend's Old Firm derby between Celtic and Rangers appears to be an apparent mismatch, but many bookmakers have given favourable odds on Celtic despite them being expected to romp this tie. Not, of course, that that would be hard. McCrorie replaced the injured Bruno Alves and with Declan John facing a battle to be fit for Saturday and captain Lee Wallace facing up to two months out with a groin injury, the Light Blues have defensive worries. Last season, that proved disastrous. "Celtic have got to win this one surely?"

"Moussa will be back on Saturday", Rodgers is quoted as saying by the Evening Times.

Instead of it being Celtic and Rangers in first and second, Aberdeen sit between the two.

"We just focus on ourselves. We just need to go out there and do it again". Some things have changed since this pair last met and Celtic hammered their Ibrox hosts 5-1.

For the Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha, it is more a case of getting a team together, given the injury situation that has worsened considerably over the last week. Alfredo Morelos being their biggest coup. Celtic continue to be an unrelenting juggernaut domestically and show no signs that their PSG pumping will derail them from their bread and butter. They are massive games and it is one of the biggest up here so it is unbelievable.

Suggesting the cost for the likes of Scott Sinclair and Eboue Kouassi from last season should also be factored in, however, Caixinha added: 'How much did he (Rodgers) invest in his first season here?

Rangers could have upwards of six players featuring in their first Old Firm game, while the vast majority of the Hoops squad have been over the course before and Brown is relishing a return to Ibrox. I can't see it.

The 19-year-old defender made his Rangers debut in the Betfred Cup win over Partick Thistle on Tuesday night.

Celtic are 4/6 favourites to come out victorious.

And Caixinha believes Celtic could try to take advantage of that, warning: "He needs to control his emotional side".

Rangers have a point to prove, and they will surely settle for taking one at Ibrox.

"We've learned from that [keeping their heads] in the past, and me especially, but it's a great occasion and we're looking forward to every single moment of it".

What time does the Old Firm game kick off?

I wouldn't say I got carried away but leading up to it was tense. I am here because of Celtic.

Top of the table, treble winners, Scotland's representatives in the Champions League, unbeaten domestically since what feels like an eternity.

Rangers are 7/2 to get a surprise win while the draw is priced at 3/1.



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