Celtic vs Rangers Scottish League Cup final preview

Celtic vs Rangers Scottish League Cup final preview

Celtic and Rangers will battle it out for Scottish League Cup honours today,  

Celtic face their Glasgow neighbours Rangers with an excellent run of form under their belt, 

They also are the holders of the cup after beating Hibernian 2–1 in the 2021-2022 final. 

It is also the first Old Firm cup final since 2019. Ange Postecoglou won the trophy in his first season at Parkhead, while Rangers have not won the title since 2011. 

Here is a full preview of the game to come.

Where is it on?

Hampden Park

When's it on?

Sunday, February 26.

What time is it on?


What TV Station is it on?

Viaplay Sports 1, formerly Premier Sports.

You can purchase access to Viaplay on their official website.

 What time does coverage start?


Can I stream the game?

Viaplay customers can live stream the game on a variety of devices including most smart TVs, smartphones and tablets as part of their subscription.

What happened the last time the sides met? 

Rangers and Celtic drew 2-2 in Januar.

Who were the goal scorers that day?

Rangers: Ryan Kent and James Tavernier

Celtic: Daizen Maeda and Kyogo Furuhashi

What is the h2h record?

Rangers and Celtic have played  94 matches.
Rangers won 32 direct matches. Celtic won 47 matches. 15 matches ended in a draw.

Who are the top scorers for each side this season?

Celtic: Kyogo Furuhashi: 19 goals and two assists in all comps

Ranger: James Tavernier 11 goals and 5 assists in all comps

What have the coaches said? 

Ange Postecoglou: “It’s not a normal week. As much as you want to say ‘just keep it as a normal week’ it’s not. I’m here at Hampden today, so it’s not a normal week!

“You can get narky about it or complain about it or you can just embrace it as the fact it’s a big game this week, with a big prize at the end of it, and just roll with it.”

Michael Beale: "We're in a good place as a football club and it's about ensuring we have a strong future. It will be a good final for the neutral and I'm looking forward to it."

Who is the referee?

Nick Walsh

Predicted teams for the game

Rangers predicted line-up: McGregor; Tavernier, Goldson, Davies, Barisic; Raskin, Kamara; Sakala, Cantwell, Kent; Morelos

Celtic predicted line-up: Hart; Johnston, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt, Taylor; McGregor, Hatate, O'Riley; Jota, Furuhashi, Maed

What is the weather forecast for the game?


Michael Beale(Image: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)