FootyMAD's Glasgow Rangers match preview

Last updated : 19 August 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Glasgow Rangers v Glasgow Celtic fixture

Celtic face a trip to Glasgow Rangers at Ibrox Stadium at lunchtime on Saturday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 149 games played, The Bhoys have recorded 32 wins, and Rangers have come away with 74 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2005, with Celtic inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the The Gers in a Scottish Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sun 24 AprRangers1 - 2CelticSPL
2004/2005Sun 20 FebCeltic0 - 2RangersSPL
2004/2005Sun 09 JanCeltic2 - 1RangersSFAC
2004/2005Sat 20 NovRangers2 - 0CelticSPL
2004/2005Wed 10 NovRangers2 - 1CelticSLGC
2004/2005Sun 29 AugCeltic1 - 0RangersSPL
2003/2004Sat 08 MayCeltic1 - 0RangersSPL

Recent respective form guides

Glasgow Rangers have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the The Gers in those games, with 6 conceded.

The The Bhoys have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. A generous 13 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Rangers are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 6 points from 3 games. Celtic are just outside the promotion places, in 2nd, having taken 7 points from 3 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

A creditable return from recent away games for The Bhoys could well see them head back from Ibrox Stadium with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Rangers Won 3 successive home games.
6 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 14 .
Celtic Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.