Rangers v Celtic Scottish Premiership Betting Tips and Preview 02/05/2021
Following the split of the Scottish Premiership in the latter stages of the 2020/21 season, Rangers and Celtic will face off for one last fixture this season. The match will be played on Sunday afternoon at Ibrox, and both teams head into the match in similar form. Although Rangers lifted the Scottish Premiership title for the first time since 2011, they still compete in the split section of the Scottish Premiership. This allows Celtic to catch up with their fierce rivals as they face-off once more before the season finishes. The Glasgow derby is always fierce, and this match should provide plenty of bite and excitement.
Rangers come into the Glasgow derby on the back of a two-match run without a win. The Gers were on a three-match winning streak. But a 1-1 draw and a 1-0 loss in consecutive fixtures against St Johnstone has stuttered Rangers recent form. Celtic enter this match in a similar form. They lost to Rangers 2-0 before drawing 1-1 with Aberdeen last time out. They were on a five-match unbeaten run before the loss to Rangers and picked up a 3-0 win against Falkirk and a 6-0 win over Livingston. Nikola Katic and Ryan Jack are ruled out for Rangers. Christopher Julien is out for Celtic through injury.
Firstly, looking at the match winner market, there are good odds for a draw, with Bet 365 providing odds of 5/2. Although the odds are good here, a draw is unlikely. In the last 14 meetings between Rangers and Celtic, there has only been one draw. Celtic are in inconsistent form, having won just two of six matches in all competitions. They have also failed to win in their last four away, and William Hill’s odds of 15/8 will provide the best return for an away victory. Our tip for the Glasgow derby is to back Steven Gerrard’s side to win. Rangers have won 11 of their last 13 at home in all competitions, and they have won four of their last five matches against Celtic. SBK will return the best value for a Gers victory with odds of 20/13.
The correct score market has good value for Rangers v Celtic this weekend. Backing a scoreline to nil will provide good returns, and this is a good option considering 10 of the last 13 meetings between the sides have ended in scores to nil. In the unlikelihood of a draw, Sky Bet will return the best odds of 10/1. If you are backing Celtic to win, a 1-0 scoreline will odds of 17/2, provided by Unibet. But our correct score tip this week is to back a Rangers to win and back a 1-0 scoreline. Steven Gerrard’s side has won all of their Scottish Premiership home games this season and only conceded three goals at home. Therefore, SBK’s offer of 41/5 for a Gers 1-0 win is the best value pick this weekend.
Anytime Goal scorers
A low-scoring encounter is expected between Rangers and Celtic this weekend, so the match could be decided by a single goal. Both teams have plenty of attacking quality in their ranks, which could be the difference. For Rangers, Alfredo Morelos is a constant threat and has 11 goals this season. With five goals in his last eight matches, Betway’s returns of 21/10 are the best value for Morelos to score anytime. Celtic have relied on more regular goalscorers this season. Norwegian midfielder Mohamed Elyounoussi has scored eight goals in 2020/21 and scored twice in Celtic’s 6-0 win over Livingston recently. For Elyounoussi to net again against Rangers, William Hill will provide good value at 4/1. Our anytime goalscorer tip this weekend is to back Celtic talisman Odsonne Edouard. The French striker has scored 16 goals in the Scottish Premiership, more than any other player, and Paddy Power’s odds of 2/1 are a good option for Edouard to strike again.
No matter what the context, Rangers vs Celtic is a fixture in every football fan’s calendar. It often brings ferocity, quality and fireworks, so this is a fixture to keep an eye on this weekend. We hope you can get some great value and good returns from our Rangers vs Celtic tips this weekend. Enjoying the match and getting the most out of your wagers is key to the enjoyment, but It is also important to enjoy the match and gamble responsibly. We always aim to provide good value based on team news and form rather than backing sure wins. Always ensure you are making informed decisions before wagering on any sporting events. For more information on the latest free bets and offers from the best online bookies, check out our home page.