If you have been following the Scottish Premiership, you will be well aware of Celtic’s recent dominance. Looking stronger than ever, Celtic have been steamrolling the competition – many fans even think they may have what it takes to go all the way. However, the next hurdle they have to overcome is the formidable Rangers.

Soccer Football – Scottish Premiership – Celtic v Rangers – Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain – May 11, 2024 Rangers’ Cyriel Dessers in action with Celtic’s Liam Scales Action Images via Reuters/Ed Sykes

The Rangers are a strong team and are not to be taken lightly – some theorise this matchup could even spell the end to Celtic’s winning streak. Is there some validity to this theory or is it just hearsay? Well, let’s find out. Without further ado, here’s what to expect from the Rangers match.

Recent performances

First, let’s take a look at Celtic’s recent performances in the Scottish Premiership to give us an idea of what we can expect to see in their game against Rangers. It’s no secret that Celtic have performed incredibly well recently. In fact, they have won every single game they have played in the premiership, going on a five-game winning streak and shocking fans everywhere.

You could just put this down to luck or coincidence, but that might not be looking at the full picture. Going on a two or three-game winning streak is one thing, but if a team is on a five-game streak, they must be doing something right.

And that all goes without mentioning the recent matchup between Celtic and Rangers, which resulted in a 2-1 victory to Celtic. That’s right; Celtic already beat Rangers just a few weeks ago. This not only indicates that Celtic have what it takes to beat Rangers, but it could mean that they will have the upper hand going into this next contest.

All of this put together makes Celtic look incredibly strong going into their match with Rangers – and we are only just getting started.

Predictions and odds

Winning their last five matches is undeniably a strong indication that Celtic are doing something right, but you know what they say; past performance is not indicative of future results. So, moving away from the past and into the present, what are the predictions heading into the Rangers matchup?

Well, most sportsbooks have Celtic right at the top, leading the pack. Most expert predictions not only foresee Celtic winning their match against Rangers but going on to win the entire premiership. Of course, predictions don’t always come true – but it’s rare for sportsbooks to get it wrong.

But what about hobbyist predictions? Well, Celtic still dominate. James Fuller, a sports fanatic and writer for the Sun, predicts that Celtic will beat Rangers by a large margin and go on to win the entire competition.

Amy, a fan who was interviewed on the “A Celtic State of Mind” podcast, gave a similar prediction, stating that Celtic’s strong form will be enough to carry them to victory.

It appears that both experts and fans believe Celtic have a huge advantage heading into the game, but what’s even worse is that most people tend to gloss over Rangers altogether. It seems that people are taking a long-term view by focusing on winning the premiership, with Rangers being just another blip on the map.

This may be downplaying the strengths of the Rangers team a little, but it does give an indication of just how much belief everyone has in Celtic right now. To most, Celtic are unstoppable this season, and this just might end up being the truth.

A strong lineup

Last, but not least, let’s take a look at the Celtic squad to see what we are working with. A club is only as good as the individual players, and no amount of confidence or belief can help a team in bad shape. Luckily, almost every single player in Celtic is top of the range.

Take Joe Hart, for example. Joe Hart is not only one of the best goalkeepers in the Scottish Premiership, he is one of the best goalkeepers in the world. Having someone like Joe Hart in the net is always going to be a huge advantage for any team, and he has played a vital role in helping Celtic get to where they are now.

But Joe’s not the only superstar in the team. There’s also Matt O’Riley, who is one of the top goal scorers in the premiership and has scored crucial goals and provided assists in recent performances.

And that goes without mentioning Cyriel Dessers, who many consider an underrated gem, being able to consistently find the back of the net in high-pressure situations.

The individuals mentioned are just a few of the key players in Celtic’s arsenal – the team is just strong overall.

Any team that goes up against Celtic is going to feel a little outmatched, and Rangers are no exception. When you consider the star power Celtic have as well as the coordination of the team, it’s not only the physical side of things other teams have to worry about, it’s the mental side too.

There is no doubt that Celtic have a team strong enough to beat Rangers; they may even have what it takes to win the premiership altogether. Their form is incredible this season.


So, do you think Celtic have what it takes to go all the way? If so, you might just be right. It’s no mere fluke that they are on a five-game winning streak – it’s a combination of hard work, having strong players and developing a winning mindset. And when you consider that Celtic beat Rangers in a matchup a few weeks ago, all evidence points towards Celtic getting the best of Rangers.

Of course, nothing is guaranteed in football. Anything can happen, and there is no doubt that Rangers have the potential to win the match if things go their way. However, going off previous performances and the strength of the team, Celtic has everything going for them. See you next time!




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