Old Firm Derby Preview: Betting Tips Ahead Of Celtic Vs Rangers

We've taken a look at the best bets ahead of this weekend's Old Firm clash between Celtic and Rangers
08:00, 08 Apr 2023

One of the biggest rivalries in world football returns this weekend when Celtic and Rangers go head-to-head in the Scottish Premiership.

Saturday’s clash has all the ingredients to be another blockbuster Old Firm derby and there’s certainly some value to be found when it comes to the betting. We’ve delved into the Betfred markets and looked at the stats to find some tips worth considering. 

When: Saturday, April 8 

Where: Celtic Park

TV: Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Football 

Kick-Off: 12.30pm 

Match Odds:

Celtic: 4/6

Rangers: 16/5

Draw: 11/4

Celtic have beaten Rangers in two of the three games contested between these sides so far this season, beating them 4-0 at Celtic Park in September and 2-1 in last month’s Scottish League Cup final at Hampden Park. 

Rangers were just minutes away from securing victory over their old rivals in January, but Kyogo Furuashi equalised in the 88th minute to claim a 2-2 draw. The Gers last win over Celtic came in last year’s FA Cup semi-final, a 2-1 win secured by a Carl Starfelt own goal in extra-time. Both teams come into this derby on the back of ten consecutive league wins.

Verdict: Celtic win - 4/6


Kyogo Furuhashi has been in sensational form for Celtic this season, notching 20 goals and  three assists in 28 league appearances. The Japanese forward also has three goals in his last two against Rangers. For the visitors, attacking midfielder Malik Tillman could be worth considering to score anytime - the 20-year-old has three goals in his last two.

Verdict: Kyogo Furuhashi to score anytime - 10/11

Furuhashi to score anytime - 10/11

Both Teams To Score:

Yes: 8/13

No: 6/5

Both teams have failed to score in only one of the last six Old Firm encounters, Celtic’s 4-0 win in September. Three of the last five in all competitions for both sides have seen the same outcome.

Verdict: Both Teams To Score - Yes, 8/13

Match Goals:

1.5: Over 1/5, Under 10/3

2.5: Over 8/13, Under 6/5

3.5: Over 6/4, Under 1/2

4.5: Over 7/2, Under 1/6

5.5: Over 8/1, Under 1/20 

Five of the last seven Old Firm contests have gone over at least 2.5 match goals, with over 3.5 goals occurring twice. On top of that, nine of Celtics last ten in all comps have seen at least over 2.5 match goals, with three reaching over 3.5, one going over 4.5, and two going over 5.5. 

Rangers’ recent games have also produced plenty of goals. Only one of their last five have failed to go over 2.5 goals, with two of those going over 4.5. 

Verdict: Over 3.5 Match Goals - 6/4

Betfred's Latest Celtic vs Rangers Match Odds

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