Brendan Rodgers Celtic team are such overwhelming favorites today that it’s causing a reverse effect on the nerves.
Derby day is cliche day, all the pundits and all the ex-players repeat sayings that have been said 1000 times before. The cliche that woke up this morning is the one about the form book going out the window. In truth, it’s not just about form, is it? Man for man Celtic are better all over the pitch.
Brendan Rodgers does not know what it feels like to lose a Glasgow Derby. He might of thought he lost one in the only game he dropped points in when the Sevco players and “fans” celebrated a 1-1 draw like they’d won the Champions League.
The new Rangers team will have to be better than they have been all season to get a result today. Craig Gordon thinks so anyway. Speaking during the week the Celtic stopper said:
“You can try and say it is like any other game, it is three points, but nobody is going to believe that.
“We know if we play to the best of our ability we’ll win.
“It doesn’t really matter to us what anyone else is doing. We’ll go into the game and try to impose ourselves on it.
“We know it will be a battle, that they will come out and try to make a few tackles because it’s a derby game and they have to.
“We have to be ready for that and stand up to that.
“But at the same time, we must stay calm and play the type of football we know.
“If we play how we can then we will win.”