Knowing that an Old Firm victory this weekend will see them all but secure yet another Premiership title at the expense of their bitter rivals, Celtic will make the trip to a struggling Ibrox for what should be a lively contest on Sunday afternoon.
Picking up what turned out to be a 5-0 romp against St. Mirren at Celtic Park last weekend, the Hoops appear to have bounced back from their European heartbreak and now find themselves holding a commanding 13-point buffer at the top of the table.
On the flip side, hit with a 3-1 defeat at home against German outfit Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League on Thursday night, Rangers have continued on what has been an incredibly lacklustre run of form over the past fortnight.
Watching their title dreams go up in smoke for at least another year, Steven Gerrard’s men have landed just a pair of victories across all formats since the 20th of February.
While Rangers may have managed to land a shock 2-1 win when the two sides faced off back in December, Celtic have landed back-to-back victories in Glasgow and another three points for the runaway leaders can be found at 7/5 with Ladbrokes.
Gerrard’s most testing period
Largely outplayed against Bayer Leverkusen on European duties on Thursday night and hit with a 3-1 defeat in Glasgow, Rangers find themselves in the midst of what has been a growing rut at Ibrox.
Crashing out of the FA Cup in what was an embarrassing 1-0 defeat away at Hearts last month, Steven Gerrard’s side were also booed off by the Ibrox crowd after a remarkable 1-0 loss against Hamilton.
Losing three of their last four matches across all competitions and with a close-fought victory over Ross County their only victory over the past fortnight, the former England midfielder has been vocal about his side’s costly mistakes, particularly at the back.
Along with being hit with back-to-back defeats on home soil for the first time since March 2018, the Blues have managed to land just a sole domestic clean sheet since the middle of February, a run that also saw them throw away the lead in their 2-2 draw against St. Johnstone last month.
You might be interested to know that a stalling Rangers can be found priced at 6/5 with 888sport to ship over 1.5 goals at Ibrox this weekend.
Edouard continues to shine
While Neil Lennon may have seen Celtic’s European adventure cut short in the most dramatic of fashion last month, the Hoops picked up a thumping 5-0 win over St. Mirren last weekend and are marching towards yet another Premiership crown.
With a party atmosphere around Glasgow and holding a 13-point buffer at the top of the table, Sunday’s guests are yet to taste domestic defeat since opening the New Year and have unsurprisingly continued to shine in the final third.
One man who has continued to lead their charge this season and is firmly on course to be named Scotland’s Player of the Year is the red-hot Odsonne Edouard.
Once again finding the net against St. Mirren last weekend, the 22-year-old has continued to be linked with a potential Premier League move this summer after bagging 28 goals across all competitions so far this season.
More impressive, already sat a staggering nine goals clear in the race for the Golden Boot, Edouard has four goals in his last six appearances and can be found at 6/5 with William Hill to extend on his tally at Ibrox this weekend.