October 21, 2020

Celtic vs Rangers preview, key stats and predicted lineups

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Celtic vs Rangers Preview, Key Stats, and Predicted Lineups – originally published on Sportslens.com Celtic...

Celtic vs Rangers Preview, Key Stats, and Predicted Lineups – originally published on Sportslens.com

Celtic vs Rangers
Scottish Premiership 2020/21
Nov. October, 12:30 pm BST
Celtic Park, Glasgow

Celtic hosts Rangers in Saturday's Old Firm Derby and the Scottish champions will try to overtake their bitter rivals and win first place in the table to reach.

Celtic are currently second in the table, one point behind Steven Gerrards Rangers. However, you have a game in hand.

Neil Lennon's side goes into this game after five straight wins and will be full of confidence. Celtic have an all round better squad and they will appreciate their chances of a home win.

Meanwhile, this year the Rangers have improved and they have been doing just as well in the league so far. The Ibrox team are at the top of the table and will try to stay there after the derby game ends.

Both teams were equally impressive this year and this should be an open competition. With Edouard, Forrest, Morelos and Kent, there could be a ton of high-profile attacking talent.

Even so, the Rangers have played eight clean sheets in their ten league games so far, and Gerrard wants his team to fail the Celtic attack here.

It will be interesting to see who comes out on top in the end. Rangers managed to beat Celtic away in their last derby game.

Team News

Odsonne Edouard tested positive for coronavirus while touring with the French U21s but is expected to return for tomorrow's game.

Meanwhile, Hatem Elhamed, Nir Bitton and Ryan Christie are isolating themselves according to the protocols after coming into close contact with Covid-19 positive players in international service. They are expected to be absent on Saturday.

As for the Rangers, Nikola Katic is ruled out with an injury, and Helander, McGregor, Aribo and Roofe are in doubt. New signing Bongai Zungu will also be missing.

Probable starting positions

Celtic possible starting positions: Barkas; Jullien, Duffy, Ajer; Frimpong, Ntcham, Brown, McGregor, Taylor; Elyounoussi, Ajeti

Rangers possible starting line-up: McLaughlin; Tavernier, Goldson, Balogun, Barisic; Kamara, Jack, Davis; Hagi, Kent; Defoe

Key Statistics

Rangers have conceded 3 goals in their last 10 league games. Celtic have allowed 5 in the last 9 games.

Both Celtic and Rangers are unbeaten in the Scottish League this season.

Celtic have won the last 8 home games in the league.

Celtic have scored at least 3 goals in their last 8 home games in the league.

Both teams have won three of the last six games between the two teams.

By Sportslens.com – Football News | Football blog

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