CELTIC fans are supremely confident ahead of the fourth Old Firm clash of the season – and rightly so.
Brendan Rodgers's side have racked up 28 wins in a row and have beaten Rangers three times this season.
In his first season they are now just 5-4 with McBookie to become Invincibles and as each game is ticked it looks more likely they will go through the season unbeaten.
Bookies say my Super Single of Celtic -1 goal is proving extremely popular at evens, with -2 and -3 also being backed at 12-5 and 6-1 respectively.
McBookie.com are also seeing large amounts of bets on Celtic to win by 5-0 (35-1), 6-0 (70-1) and 7-0 (175-1). Most of them from Alves I believe.
Paul Petrie, McBookie.com spokesman, said: “While the last two games have been close punters are expecting a similar score to the 5-1 game at Celtic Park earlier in the season. It shows the gulf in the two teams at the moment when you can back Rangers at a massive 15-2 (9-1 in places).”
Celtic -2 is a best 27-10 with Coral but after last week's scare against St Mirren in the Scottish Cup I'd prefer to go with -1 at 11-1o with the same firm.
In the 5-1 game Moussa Dembele marked his Old Firm debut with a hat-trick – and check out our 50-1 offer in conjunction with 888sport. The Frenchman's back on form after his injury lay-off and has netted 12 in six games.
Celtic are as short as they've been to win the derby at 2-5 with McBookie and it's difficult to know what to expect from their rivals.
Pedro Caixinha has arrived in Scotland too late to seriously influence this one although players will want to impress the Portuguese boss.
Graeme Murty has won back-to-back games but that doesn't compare to 28 in a row for Brendan Rodgers. Rangers are a best 9-1 at betfair – and Ibrox fans will grab it the way Barca fans grabbed a beer after the PSG miracle – but it's difficult to see past the treble chasers.
St Mirren gave it their best shot last week and led 1-0 for about 50 minutes. A 1-0 Gers win pays 25-1 at Ladbrokes and there would be good cash-out offers if they took the lead. Paddy Power offer the same price for 2-1 Gers – and they're odds you couldn't have imagined being offered five years ago.
The games haven't too crazy this season but this could be fiery as Celtic try to move 36 points clear of their rivals. A red card in the match pays just 7-4 at William Hill while a Rangers red is 12-5 at Paddy Power who go 19-1 both teams to lose a man.
Clint Hill's been a good performer for Rangers but the 37-year-old could be caught out by the pace of Dembele and Scott Sinclair who is 6-5 at Betfred to score. Hill is 3-1 to be sent off and 12-1 at McBookie to be carded first. Others to consider are Andy Halliday at 14-1 and Dedryk Boyata at 20-1.
Bets to Consider
Dembele to score 2+
Sinclair to score
Rangers red card