Rangers vs Celtic preview

Rangers vs Celtic preview

This weekend marks the inaugural clash of the season between the historic rivals, Rangers and Celtic, as they face off at Ibrox on Sunday afternoon.

In their recent outings, Rangers suffered a resounding 5-1 defeat at the hands of PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League playoffs on Wednesday, while Celtic played to a goalless draw against St Johnstone in their previous match.

When's it on?

Sunday, September 3

Where is it on?


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What TV Station is it on?

The Rangers v Celtic game will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Ultra HDR.

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What happened the last time the sides met? 

The most recent match between them took place on May 13, 2023 at the Premier League, Championship Group of Scotland where Rangers won 3-0.

Head-to-Head Record: Rangers vs. Celtic

Rangers and Celtic have met 6 times since September 2022. Rangers have won once, 1 match ended in a draw while Celtic have won 4 times.  Rangers have scored 8 goals in these 6 head-to-head matches in total while Celtic have scored 12. So, overall, Celtic have a better head-to-head record against Rangers in their recent history.

Top Scorers for both teams

Celtic's Kyogo Furuhashi and Matt Riley 2 goals each
Rangers Kemar Roofe and Kieran Dowell 1 goal each

Kyogo Furuhashi celebrates after scoring the opening goal (Image: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rangers vs Celtic in the current Season

Celtic top the league, with Rangers a point behind with six points

Referee for the tie

Don Robertson

Predicted Line-ups for Rangers and Celtic

Rangers possible starting lineup:
Butland; Tavernier, Goldson, Souttar, Barisic; Cifuentes, Lundstrum, Raskin; Cantwell; Matondo, Dessers

Celtic possible starting lineup:
Hart; Johnston, Lagerkielke, Scales, Taylor; O'Reily, McGregor, Turnbull; Maeda, Furuhashi, Yang

What have the managers said?

Brendan Rodgers: "You don't need to motivate the players, as you say it's a fantastic game to be involved in."

Micbeal Beale: "It’s a huge game it’s the perfect game for us to go into. the team we’re playing against don’t go onto it in a fantastic place so it’s an intriguing derby and everything is to play for."

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