IT'S Old Firm derby No.6 of the season and it's a fixture you'll never tire of watching.

The quality of football isn't always the best but the atmosphere makes up for a lot of the failings.

Passions are sure to run high today when Celtic and Rangers contest the Co-op Cup Final at Hampden.

Tensions boiled over when the sides last met with three Rangers players sent off and coaches Ally McCoist and Neil Lennon involved in a touchline rammy.

Police have warned both camps to be on their best behaviour so we shouldn't see a repeat of the shameful scenes witnessed at Parkhead.

But hopefully we will see some decent football. Celtic are justifiably favourites after three wins in the last four meetings but Ibrox boss Walter Smith will have a cunning plan to stop the opposition in his last final in charge.

My initial thoughts were to take Celtic but nothing's a given in this contest and it could go all the way.

Two of the last three cup clashes between the sides have been all square after 90 minutes and a draw at Hampden pays 9-4 at firms such as Hills and Ladbrokes.

Celtic are favourites at a best 8-11 (Betfred) on the outrights and Gers 5-4 at (Stan James).

To win after 90 minutes it’s Celtic 11-8 (Paddy Power), Gers 12-5 ( Celtic are 10-1 (totesport) to win after extra time with Gers 11-1 and Hills go 6-1 the tie is settled on penalties. To win by a shootout both teams are 10-1 at totesport.

Kris Commons has been the star of the Old Firm show since moving north and he’s 7-1 with Coral to score first.

England Under-21 new boy Gary Hooper, who was kept quiet in the last meeting, is 5-1 with Coral.

Nikica Jelavic, who returns after missing the defeat by PSV, is 7-1 at Chandler while Steven Naismith, who looked dangerous when he came on against the Dutch, is top value at 11-1 (Chandler).

However, only three of the last 15 goals in Old Firm games have been scored by a Scot. A Scot to net in 90 minutes tomorrow is 5-6 with Hills and not to is also 5-6.

El Hadji Diouf is 8-1 favourite to be shown first card ahead of 9-1 Madjid Bougherra and Scott Brown. This is tough market to predict but try tough-tackling Celt Beram Kayal at 14-1.

Celtic are 11-10 with Hills to receive the first card with Rangers 3-4.

William Hill believe fans will see more goals than red cards. At Parkhead for the last meeting cards won the day 3-1 but today Hills go 4-7 goals, 7-2 reds and 11-4 the tie. Bring it on.


A Scot to score (5-6, William Hill)

Both teams to score (4-5, bet365)

More goals than reds (4-7, William Hill)


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