CELTIC have beaten Rangers at Ibrox and Hampden this season and look set to complete the hat-trick on home soil.
The Hoops have a chance to move eight points clear of their rivals today and that would be significant as they chase nine in a row.
Rangers didn’t turn up in the Old Firm opener when they lost 2-0 at home but did so in the Betfred Cup Final when they crashed 1-0.
Steven Gerrard will wonder what his side have to do to beat the Hoops and Alfredo Morelos will be the same when it comes to scoring in the derby. The Colombian missed many chances – including a penalty – to break his duck and that’s 13 games against Celtic without a goal.
Against everyone else he’s been fine so he’s likely to be giving it another go but I don’t think he’ll be taking a penalty if one is awarded.
Odsonne Edouard doesn’t have any problem hitting the target against Rangers – and in fact seems to thrive on bigger games.
A sending off in the match for the second time in a row pays 9-4 with McBookie.
Elsewhere in the Premiership today Hearts entertain Aberdeen having lost new boss Daniel Stendel’s first four matches.
I’d back the Dons with confidence if Sam Cosgrove wasn’t banned but they should still win at 31-20 with Ladbrokes against a rock-bottom side who can’t buy a goal.
Since losing to Celtic, Motherwell are unbeaten in six and should win the Lanarkshire derby at home to Hamilton after coming back from the dead to win at Ross County. They are a best 8-15 with Ladbrokes.
St Johnstone have picked up two 1-0 wins and two 0-0 draws in their last four and are 9-4 with Sky Bet to win to nil when County visit.
- Edouard to score
- St Johnstone win to nil