FM Preview: Celtic v Rangers 20 Feb 2011

Last updated : 19 February 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Celtic v Rangers fixture

Rangers face a trip to Celtic at Celtic Park at lunchtime on Sunday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 161 games played, The Gers have recorded 48 wins, and Celtic have come away with 69 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, as the visitors ran out cosy 1 - 3 winners in a Scottish Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sun 06 FebRangers2 - 2CelticSFAC
2010/2011Sun 02 JanRangers0 - 2CelticSPL
2010/2011Sun 24 OctCeltic1 - 3RangersSPL
2009/2010Tue 04 MayCeltic2 - 1RangersSPL
2009/2010Sun 28 FebRangers1 - 0CelticSPL
2009/2010Sun 03 JanCeltic1 - 1RangersSPL
2009/2010Sun 04 OctRangers2 - 1CelticSPL

Recent respective form guides

Celtic are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the The Bhoys, with 3 goals against.

The The Gers have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the The Gers, and 3 goals against.

Celtic are leading the way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, with their 25 games giving them a return of 61 points. Rangers's total of 56 points from their 23 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

This promises to be an excellent test for the in-form The Gers, but one which I believe will end in stalemate. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Celtic Won 4 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 16 matches.
Rangers 4 games since last away draw.
7 games since last defeat.