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Rangers v Celtic - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership
Scott Sinclair salutes the fans after scoring the winning goal at Ibrox earlier this season
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Celtic aim to make it six games unbeaten this season against the third best team in Scotland, as the Bhoys head to Ibrox for a meaningless league game.

Team Selection: Yesterday we thought Celtic would have to make two changes from last week's team, with Brown and Dembele missing out, but thanks to the SFA coming to their senses for once, Brown will be available, and only Dembele will be missing, to be replaced by Leigh Griffiths. This is a huge game for Griffiths, his first start against Rangers this season, and it's a chance to put down a marker for the rest of the season, especially if Dembele is able to return in time for the Scottish Cup Final. Griffiths will want to give Brendan Rodgers a selection headache for that game, and it can start with Griffiths turning in a good performance on Saturday.

The rest of the team should be the team which dominated Rangers last Sunday, with the midfield once again a key area, and Scott Brown will be determined to turn in a big performance in a game he wasn't supposed to play in. Would expect big things from Stuart Armstrong too, as he ran the show in our last visit to Ibrox, and don't be surprised if Scott Sinclair popping up with yet another goal against Rangers.

I suppose Rodgers could be tempted to bring James Forrest back in for Patrick Roberts, but Roberts is in such good form that I would let him loose on Rangers from the first whistle.

The defence, which coped well with Rangers' 'threats' last week, will probably have a busier day on Saturday, as Rangers will be expected to be on the front foot at home, but I'm hopeful that they will have another good game.

Previous Meetings: Let's watch the highlights of last week's easy Scottish Cup victory, shall we?

Bonus clip: The last time we won both league games at Ibrox in a season was in 2003-04, the second victory being a 2-1 victory - thanks to Larsson and Thompson - on Beachball Sunday II:

Prediction: Rangers will want to put up a much better fight than last week, and they will probably pose us more problems, but Celtic have much better players in every position, and will want to put on a performance cementing our status as the best team in Scotland...and we will.

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