Rangers vs Celtic 15.04.2018 - Free Betting Tips

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Rangers and Celtic meet for the fourth time this season in all competitions, with Celtic pushing for a domestic treble, and the Gers desperate for some silverware after what many fans would judge as a disappointing campaign. Punters who are after Rangers vs Celtic betting tips should be aware that the best the blue half of the Old Firm have managed in the three previous games has been a 0-0 draw.

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15. April 2018 | 14:30
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Celtic to win, BTTS
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Draw HT, Celtic FT
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Celtic to win 2-0
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If you’ve been paying close attention to the Rangers vs Celtic match previews this week, and want to chance your arm with a low risk bet, then William Hill have Celtic to win and both teams to score priced at 2/1. For something a little riskier, then Betway might be able to tempt you with a draw at half-time, and Celtic to win at full-time, an outcome they have priced up at 7/2. For a bet with longer odds, you can head over to Ladbrokes. There, you can back our prediction of 2-0 to Celtic at 8/1.

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Celtic to win 2-0
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1. Recent Performances

Gers Seeking To Save Their Season

Rangers will be very keen indeed to beat Celtic in this game, and not just because they are yet to win an Old Firm game this season. They will glean some optimism from the fact that their last win over the Celts came in the Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden in April 2016. The Gers had to rely on penalties that day, though, after the game ended 2-2 in normal time. Since then, the best that Rangers have managed against their fiercest rivals is a 0-0 draw in the league.

Recently this season, Rangers have done very well against teams from the lower reaches of the Scottish Premiership, thrashing sides such as St Johnstone. They also hammered Championship side Falkirk in the quarter-final of the Scottish Cup, winning 4-1, the same result as against St Johnstone.

What punters looking for Rangers vs Celtic betting tips for today should note, though, is the way that Graeme Murty’s team have struggled against other top-six teams in the Premiership. In their last four league games, Rangers have lost to Celtic and Kilmarnock at Ibrox, and have drawn 2-2 away at Motherwell. That form does not bode well for facing Scotland’s strongest team at neutral ground on Sunday.

Celts Aiming For Treble Delight

Celtic are just one league win away from claiming the Scottish Premiership title for the seventh successive season, something which will infuriate the fans of their Old Firm rivals. The Celts are also in line for a domestic treble this season, having already added the Scottish League Cup to their trophy cabinet earlier in the campaign. To complete that treble, they will, of course, have to win this game and then beat whichever team from Aberdeen and Motherwell win the other semi-final.

Given the domestic dominance enjoyed by the Hoops in recent years, however, that is well within their ability. This clash with Rangers on neutral soil at Hampden Park is a key part of that push for treble glory. Not only is beating Rangers always a sweet sensation, but the Bhoys can also end the Gers’ chances of any redeeming glory in a season where they Light Blues have had to fight for second place in the league.

Anyone looking for Rangers vs Celtic free betting tips, though, should note that the Celts have been held to draws in recent weeks by the likes of Motherwell and Dundee. The charged up atmosphere of an Old Firm game, though, is sure to keep complacency out of the Hoops’ ranks.

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2. The Last 5 Games

Rangers VS. Celtic

  • Rangers Form2 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses in the last 5 matches
  • Rangers Goals12 goals in the last 5 matches
  • Celtic Form3 wins, 2 draws, 0 losses in the last 5 matches
  • Celtic Goals8 goals in the last 5 matches
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3. Previous Games

These two sides have met on three previous occasions this season, with Celtic winning twice and one ending as a draw. The first game was at Ibrox in September, and was won 2-0 by the Celts, thanks to goals from Tom Rogic and Scotland striker Leigh Griffiths. The second encounter was at Parkhead on December 30, and finished in a goalless draw, which was Rangers’ best result in the fixture for some time. Better finishing from Rangers that day may have allowed them to claim victory.

The most recent encounter was the most exciting game between the sides so far in 2017/18. Celtic won 3-2, despite trailing 1-0 and 2-1 at points in the game. Rodgers’ team also had a man sent off, in the shape of Jozo Simunovic. Goals that day from Rogic, Moussa Dembele and Odsonne Edouard were enough to cancel out Rangers goals from Josh Windass and Daniel Candeias.

4. Game Prediction

When it comes to making a Rangers vs Celtic prediction for this game, it is hard to look beyond a win for Brendan Rodgers’ side. The Hoops have looked pretty dominant in the games against the Gers this season. Even though they rode their luck to some extent in the last league encounter, they still had the nous and experience to get themselves in the lead at a crucial point in the game, and stay there, despite having been reduced to 10-men.

One senses that the current Rangers team might have something of a mental block when it comes to beating this Celtic side. Losing does become a habit, and Rangers have fallen into a habit against Celtic which looks very difficult to break this weekend. The Celts have many more potential match winners in their side than the Gers, so the prediction is for a relatively easy win for the Hoops. Rangers 0-2 Celtic.

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