FootyMAD's Rangers match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Saturday, 2nd January 2010
The game between Celtic and Rangers in the Scottish Premier on Sunday, 3rd January 2010 at 12:30 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
Celtic prepare to entertain Rangers at Celtic Park at lunchtime on Sunday, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 158 games played, The Bhoys have recorded 68 wins, and Rangers have come away with 47 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Celtic Park was less than a year ago, in February 2009, when they played out a goalless draw in a Scottish Premier match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2009/2010||Sun 04 Oct||Rangers||2 - 1||Celtic||SPL|
|2008/2009||Sat 09 May||Rangers||1 - 0||Celtic||SPL|
|2008/2009||Sun 15 Mar||Rangers||0 - 2||Celtic||SLGC|
|2008/2009||Sun 15 Feb||Celtic||0-0||Rangers||SPL|
|2008/2009||Sat 27 Dec||Rangers||0 - 1||Celtic||SPL|
|2008/2009||Sun 31 Aug||Celtic||2 - 4||Rangers||SPL|
|2007/2008||Sun 27 Apr||Celtic||3 - 2||Rangers||SPL|
Recent respective form guides
Celtic have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. During these games, The Bhoys have smashed 13 goals past the opposition and conceded a paltry 2.
The The Gers have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the The Gers, and 5 goals against.
Celtic's total of 36 points from their 17 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier. Rangers are leading the way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, with their 18 games giving them a return of 43 points.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Celtic are starting to turn Celtic Park into a fortress, but the quality of opposition for this game makes your FootyMad panel believe the teams will share the spoils on this occasion. Score draw
|Celtic||Won 5 successive home games.|
8 games since last home draw.
|Rangers||6 games since last away draw.|
Won each of the previous 5 matches.
Last drawn game 12 outings ago.
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