SlipsTips shares two selections from Saturday's Old Firm showdown between Celtic and Rangers in the Scottish Premiership.

Celtic vs Rangers (Saturday, 12:30)

Celtic and Rangers renew hostilities in a hotly-anticipated Old Firm showdown at Celtic Park on Saturday lunchtime.

The two arch-rivals are currently separated by five points, though the Light Blues have played two games fewer than that of the reigning champions.

After suffering back-to-back defeats for the first time since 2013 a fortnight ago, Brendan Rodgers’ side have got back up and running courtesy of 2-0 and 3-0 wins over both Livingston and Dundee respectively.

Meanwhile, Rangers extended their unbeaten run under Philippe Clement to 16 matches with a comfortable 2-0 win over Motherwell on Christmas Eve, in a game that brought up both of my Fir Park plays.

Celtic are worthy favourites here but given that the Old Firm derby is notoriously difficult to call I’m happy to instead highlight a player-based selection.

Rangers defender Leon Balogun has been priced up at 5/6 with SkyBet to commit just one foul during this Old Firm derby and those odds hold plenty of appeal.

Balogun has become a key cog in Rangers’ revival under Philippe Clement but it would be fair to say the veteran defender will face his biggest test of the season this weekend.

While the Light Blues centre-half has a low fouls per-game average this term, he has only started eight league games this term, not to mention he did give away a foul at Fir Park against Motherwell last time out.

Given that latest opponents and league leaders Celtic boast an array of attacking quality in forward areas, coupled with the Bhoys' being backed by a fervent home crowd, siding with the aforementioned Balogun to commit a solitary foul stands out at 5/6 (SkyBet).

With sparks certain to fly at Celtic Park on Saturday, I’m also prepared to have small play on Balogun to commit two or more fouls during this dust-up at an eye-catching 4/1 (SkyBet).

Recommended Bet

  • Leon Balogun  To Commit 1+ Foul – 5/6 (SkyBet)
  • Leon Balogun  To Commit 2+ Fouls – 4/1 (SkyBet)

 

Leagues Tipped:
0 Comments

Leave a reply

Get £20 In Free Bets at The Pools

18+, UK only. Deposit and place a £10 cash bet at single or accumulated odds of 1/1 or greater and we will give you £20 in free bets. Applies to first cash bet only. Free bets credited as 4 x £5 bets to use on 3x Any sport& 1x Virtuals. Cashed out, Void or ‘Draw No Bet’ wagers do not qualify for this promotion. Free bets are credited upon qualifying first bet settlement. 7-day free bet expiry. Available once per customer. Full T&Cs apply.

CONTACT US

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Sending

Please gamble responsibly. For assistance with problem gambling please visit BeGambleAware.co.uk

About MFT  |  Support  |  Contact Us  | 18+  BeGambleAware Privacy Policy  | ©2024 12th Man Media Ltd.

All betting odds are correct at time of publishing and are subject to change.

Log in with your credentials

or    

Forgot your details?

Create Account

This website uses cookies for analytics. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Read out Privacy Policy here