AFTER Europa League action on Thursday both Rangers and Celtic are back in action today hoping to the close the gap on league leaders Hearts. They won't have it all their own way though as they come up against tough opponents in St Johnstone and Kilmarnock.
Kilmarnock v Celtic (12.30pm)
Rangers v St Johnstone (3pm)
With Hearts dropping points against Livingston, both Rangers and Celtic will be looking to close the gap but to do so they are going to have to be at their best.
Celtic travel to Kilmarnock in the lunchtime kick-off and they've not had the best of times against Killie recently. They are without a win in the last three encounters and come into this having scored just 2 goals in their last 4 league games.
That's pretty grim for their standards but you don't turn into a bad team overnight and you'd expect it's just a matter of time before they get back in about the goals.
Kilmarnock can feel a bit hard done by in recent weeks having been on the receiving end of some poor decisions by the officials. Rugby Park is a tough place to go and you'd fancy them to score here against anyone.
Getting better prices for goals in this match than you usually would due to Celtic's complete lack of cutting edge this season – feel we'll see 2 goals here though.
Rangers had a terrific result away in Spain on Thursday and they'll take great confidence from that as they host a much more dynamic and attacking St Johnstone side.
Steven Gerrard has turned Ibrox into a fortress with 5 wins and a draw from their 6 competitive games. Domestically, this is their toughest home match of the season so far but they are in great form and are starting to score more goals.
Whilst I don't expect St Johnstone to win this I do feel we have more than enough quality going forward to trouble this Rangers defence. With Tony Watt leading the line and supported by Drey Wright and Matt Kennedy, I fancy us to score and that should lead this game to being over 2.5.
- Kilmarnock v Celtic over 1.5 match goals
- Rangers v St Johnstone over 2.5 goals
- Double pays 5-4 (Bet Bright) (NAP
Don't forget the usual 5pm Norwegian games at 5pm for goals.