FootyMAD's Rangers match preview

Last updated : 02 October 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Rangers v Celtic fixture

Celtic face a trip to Rangers at Ibrox Stadium at lunchtime on Saturday, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The The Bhoys will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 79 and win only 34 of the 157 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in May 2009, the The Gers carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Scottish Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 09 MayRangers1 - 0CelticSPL
2008/2009Sun 15 MarRangers0 - 2CelticSLGC
2008/2009Sun 15 FebCeltic0 - 0RangersSPL
2008/2009Sat 27 DecRangers0 - 1CelticSPL
2008/2009Sun 31 AugCeltic2 - 4RangersSPL
2007/2008Sun 27 AprCeltic3 - 2RangersSPL
2007/2008Wed 16 AprCeltic2 - 1RangersSPL

Recent respective form guides

Rangers have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the The Gers in those games, with 7 conceded.

Celtic's away form is equally impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the The Bhoys, and 8 goals against.

Rangers's total of 12 points from their 6 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier. Celtic are leading the way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, with their 6 games giving them a return of 16 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

The Bhoys's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Rangers, believes the FootyMad team. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Rangers Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Celtic 8 games since last away draw.
5 games since last defeat.