WE'RE only three days away from the game half of Scotland can't wait for and the other half are dreading.
Nearly three years have passed since Celtic last faced Rangers and emotions will be running at fever pitch on and off the pitch when the Glasgow rivals clash in the League Cup semi-final at Hampden on Sunday (KO 1.30pm).
The hype has been building all week and my main hope is fans on both sides behave as well as they can and no one is hurt.
That's off the pitch. On it I want to see explosive action … cards, goals, bust-ups and 90 minutes of madness and mayhem. It's not a lot to ask for because that's how it always was and I've enjoyed reading about some of the famous old meetings in the Daily Record this week.
You can check out the full article at dailyrecord.co.uk but a quote from ex-Celtic defender Ramon Vega about a match in 2001 summed up it up when the Swiss said: “I walked out at Hampden and was hit by an incredible wall of noise. The pace was relentless and I could hardly breathe.
“I stood back and thought, What the hell is this'? I had never experienced anything like it in my career.
“It all kicked off that day and I remember thinking it was weird that a Slovakian, an American and a Dutchman were sent off.
“It still gives me goose bumps when I think of the Old Firm games I played.”
It's cards and the red-card market I'll be looking because it's hard to preview the game and not believe ref Craig Thomson will be reaching for his pocket time after time.
Meanwhile, are some prices and specials from William Hill with more to follow.
To Qualify for Final
90 Minute Odds
To Win in Extra Time
To Win on Penalties
Celtic (-2) 12-5
Rangers (+2) 8-11
To Win and Both Teams Score
To Win and 4 or More Goals in Match
Fifteen goals have been scored in the
last four Old Firm matches including
six and five goal matches.
FIVE OR MORE GOALS IN GAME 11-4
The last twice the Old Firm have
met at Hampden in the League Cup
the match went to extra time.
MATCH TO BE SETTLED IN EXTRA TIME 13-2
Celtic won the last tie between the
sides 3-0, scoring in both halves.
CELTIC TO SCORE IN BOTH HALVES 5-6
Celtic have kept a clean Sheet in five
of the last eight Old Firm ties.
CELTIC TO KEEP A CLEAN SHEET 21-20
John Guidetti scored a hat-trick in the
last round of the League Cup and says he
fancies one against Rangers.
GUIDETTI TO SCORE A HAT-TRICK 18-1
Scott Brown has scored a couple of
goals in Old Firm matches.
BROWN TO SCORE AND CELTIC WIN 10-3
Anthony Stokes has scored in Celtic's
last two League Cup semi-final wins
STOKES TO SCORE AND CELTIC WIN 7-5
Kris Commons scored in the last Old
Firm match. Commons also netted
two in Celtic's last semi-final at Hampden.
COMMONS TO SCORE FIRST AND LAST GOAL 12-1
Kenny Miller has scored a double three
times in an Old Firm tie.
MILLER TO SCORE 2 OR MORE 20-1
Lee Wallace scored for Rangers in their
last win over Celtic.
WALLACE TO SCORE AND RANGERS WIN 25-1
Rangers' last two wins against Celtic
were 3-2 and 4-2.
RANGERS TO WIN AND FIVE OR MORE MATCH GOALS 16-1
Rangers have won their last five League
Cup semi-finals at Hampden. They
kept a clean sheet in three of them.
RANGERS TO WIN TO NIL 10-1
Jon Daly scored in his last semi-final
appearance at Hampden which was against Celtic in 2013.
DALY TO SCORE ANY TIME 9-4
Fraser Aird has scored in both of
Rangers' last two victories at Hampden.
AIRD TO SCORE AND RANGERS WIN 18-1
A defender opened the scoring in the
last Old Firm Match that Celtic won 3-0.
VAN DIJK TO SCORE FIRST & CELTIC 3-0 95-1
Rangers' No.18 scored the last
time the sides met at Hampden. Miller
now wears that shirt.
MILLER TO SCORE FIRST & RANGERS 2-1 180-1.
Two of Celtic's last three wins over
Rangers have been 1-0.
BROWN TO SCORE FIRST & CELTIC 1-0 55-1
Rangers have won two ties in this
season's League Cup 1-0.
LAW TO SCORE FIRST & RANGERS 1-0 130-1