Rangers wish to construct on their current run of type and reduce Celtic’s lead down to 3 factors once they welcome their arch rivals to Ibrox on Sunday.
A run of 4 wins within the Premiership amid Celtic’s current stumbles towards Kilmarnock and St Johnstone has allowed Graeme Murty’s aspect to advance on their opponents and a victory on residence soil would deliver them into the title race.
Beating the champions is not any straightforward feat, nevertheless, as Brendan Rodgers’ males have misplaced solely twice within the league this season, and it has been virtually six years since Rangers acquired the higher of them.
|Recreation||Rangers vs Celtic|
|Date||Sunday, March eleven|
|Time||12:00 GMT / 07:00 ET|
TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM
The sport is being broadcast on Sky Sports activities Football in the UK and can also be out there to stream on-line on the Sky Go app in addition to Celtic TV.
|UK TV channel||On-line stream|
|Sky Sports activities Football||Sky Go/Celtic TV|
SQUADS & TEAM NEWS
|Goalkeepers||Foderingham, Alnwick, Kelly|
|Defenders||McCrorie, Martin, Wallace, Wilson, Tavernier, Bates, Hodson, John, Alves, Cardoso|
|Midfielders||Holt, Dorrans, Halliday, Dalcio, Jack, Kranjcar, Pena, Rossiter, Windass, Goss, Docherty,|
|Forwards||Miller, Herrera, Morelos, Nemane, Candeias, Cummings|
Rangers might welcome Lee Wallace again into the aspect for the primary time since September after he performed in a bounce recreation in midweek, whereas Declan John is again in coaching, which means coach Graeme Murty may have at the least one match left-again for this recreation.
Jamie Murphy is about to return to the beginning XI after choosing up an damage towards St Johnstone and lacking the win over Falkirk, however Graham Dorrans and Ross McCrorie are nonetheless out.
Potential Rangers beginning XI: Foderingham, Tavernier, Martin, Bates, John, Goss, Docherty, Candeias, Windass, Murphy, Morelos
|Goalkeepers||Gordon, De Vries, Bain|
|Defenders||Hendry, Simunovic, Gamboa, Boyata, Lustig, Compper, Ajer, Ralston, Miller, Tierney|
|Midfielders||Bitton, Roberts, Brown, Sinclair, Armstrong, Hayes, Rogic, Ntcham, McGregor, Forrest, Musonda, Kouassi|
|Forwards||Griffiths, Dembele, Edouard|
Celtic welcomed Craig Gordon again to coaching sooner than anticipated this week, however the goalkeeper won’t be match on time for the large derby.
Jonny Hayes, Stuart Armstrong, Nir Bitton and Dedryck Boyata are all nonetheless out injured, whereas Mikael Lustig is suspended after choosing up two yellow playing cards of their final league recreation at Aberdeen.
Potential Celtic beginning XI: De Vries, Simunovic, Ajer, Hendry, Forrest, Brown, Ntcham, Tierney, Rogic, Sinclair, Dembele.
BETTING & MATCH ODDS
As runaway leaders, Celtic are the favourites to win one other Previous Agency derby and can be found at Evens, based on dabblebet, whereas Rangers are priced at thirteen/5 and a draw is 5/2.
The Glasgow rivals have been paired towards one another on this week’s draw for the Scottish Cup semi-last, however Sunday’s recreation is much more than a heat up for the knockout conflict at Hampden in April.
Many dismissed Rangers’ probabilities of attending to inside touching distance of Celtic at this level within the marketing campaign, however their present run has helped slender the hole to 6 factors.
The Gers might not have had a lot luck towards Celtic in recent times, however they held out for a draw at Parkhead earlier this season and coach Graeme Murty is feeling assured they will enhance on that as they for a means again into the title race.
Nevertheless, having crushed Aberdeen two weeks in the past, the reigning champions are nonetheless going robust regardless of earlier slip ups, and coach Brendan Rodgers feels the strain could also be too nice for Rangers approaching this fixture.
“We’ll work some parts of the place we will harm them and put together rather well for that and go there with confidence,” Rodgers advised reporters.
“They have a bit extra spirit, from what I see, they usually’ve in all probability discovered a consistency, however they’ve performed with out strain for many of my time up right here in order that they’ll really feel this little little bit of strain within the recreation as a result of it is a recreation they need to win.
“We need to win it, in fact, the identical as each recreation we play, and particularly towards our rivals.”