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Just Another Saturday: A Celtic-Rangers Preview

Rangers v Celtic - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership
Scott Brown celebrates at the end of Celtic’s win at Ibrox in September
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It’s the return of the biggest derby in fitba’ as Celtic take on third-placed Rangers in what - on paper - should be a stroll in the park for the Hoops.

Team Selection: Two players who should 100% be starting are Kristoffer Ajer and Olivier Ntcham. Ajer has looked solid at the back since replacing Jozo Simunovic at the heart of the Celtic defence.

Ntcham has also played well in recent weeks, and his partnership with Scott Brown looks to be blossoming.

As for the rest of the team, it’ll probably be the usual back four with Boyata partnering Ajer, in midfield I would have Armstrong in for McGregor, who was went completely out of form in recent weeks.

On the wings it’ll be Sinclair and Forrest and up-front Moussa Dembele - in what will probably be his last match against Rangers - will replace Leigh Griffiths.

Previous Meetings: Goals from Tom Rogic and Leigh Griffiths gave the Hoops a comfortable 2-0 win at Ibrox in September.

Prediction: Time to trot out the cliches like ‘anything can happen in a derby’ right? Nah. Let’s get real. Celtic are a far, far better team than Rangers and only complacency - or those damn referees!! - can stop us giving them a heavy defeat.

Celtic 4 Rangers 0