Rangers v Celtic LIVE! Old Firm derby match stream, latest team news, rosters, TV, prediction today

Celtic are looking to move 12 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership as they make the short trip to Ibrox to take on Rangers in this afternoon’s Old Firm derby. It’s 12 consecutive league wins for Ange Postecoglou’s team, which seems to be marching towards the defense of its title.

Rangers are in good form themselves, winning their last four games with Michael Beale getting off to a good start in charge. It’s a must match for the hosts if they want to stay connected in the title race.

It was Celtic who came out on top when these two rivals met in September, with Liel Abada scoring twice in a dominating 4-0 home win. They are also unbeaten in their last five games against Rangers – the hosts need to overturn that record. Follow all the action below with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog!

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Prediction

Rangers received a vital boost from the familiar Beale’s appointment, securing four consecutive wins, including five-goal thrillers against Hibs and Aberdeen.

Most recently, they kept consecutive clean sheets against Ross County and Motherwell, with confidence suddenly high as they plotted a first victory over Celtic since August 2021.

However, anyone can guess how you will stop this Celtic team in their rich vein of current form. The Postecoglou side are an absolute juggernaut at present whose only domestic blip so far this season came against St Mirren all the way back in September.

They will savor a fiery Ibrox battle and support each other to continue this extraordinary winning run.

Celtic win, 2-1.

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Celtic Team News

Celtic will likely have new signings Ally Johnston and Yuki Kobayashi available for his debut against Rangers, although compatriot Tomoki Iwata is unlikely to feature.

David Turnbull is suspended, while Sead Haksabanovic is absent. However, Greg Taylor is in fine form and Anthony Ralston could also make the matchday squad.

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Rangers Team News

Spirited striker Alfredo Morelos should be fit for Rangers after being sent off after a starring role in Wednesday’s 3-0 win over Motherwell.

However, Beale will be without highly experienced midfielder Steven Davis for the remainder of the season through injury, with John Souttar and Filip Helander also sidelined along with Ianis Hagi, Tom Lawrence and Ridvan Yilmaz.

Antonio Colak is back and Kemar Roofe could feature, however.

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How to watch Rangers vs Celtic

TV channel: In the UK, Rangers vs Celtic will be televised live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football, with coverage starting at 11.30am.

Direct: Fans can also watch the match live online via the Sky Go app.

Live Blog: You can follow all the action here with us!

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Good morning!

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s live coverage of Rangers v Celtic!

This is the first Old Firm derby of 2023, and the one Rangers must win. If Celtic emerge from Ibrox with all three points this afternoon, they will be 12 points clear of their rivals.

We’ll have all the latest updates, construction and team news ahead of kick-off, which will be at 12:30 GMT.


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