FM Preview: Rangers v Celtic 02 Jan 2011

Last updated : 01 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Rangers v Celtic fixture

Rangers prepare to entertain Celtic at Ibrox Stadium at lunchtime on Sunday, looking to continue an impressive record. The The Gers are clearly on top, having won 81 and lost only 34 of the 159 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ibrox Stadium was less than a year ago, in February 2010, the The Gers carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Scottish Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
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
2008/2009Sat 09 MayRangers1 - 0CelticSPL
2008/2009Sun 15 MarRangers0 - 2CelticSLGC

Recent respective form guides

Rangers are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 7.

The away form of Celtic however, is much more impressive, with a marvellous return of five wins and one defeat from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the The Bhoys, and 4 goals against.

Rangers's total of 41 points from their 16 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier. Celtic are leading the way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, with their 18 games giving them a return of 42 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Your FootyMad panel thinks that Rangers's indifferent home form is due to continue with a narrow home defeat against Celtic. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Rangers 4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Celtic 18 games since last away draw.
7 games since last defeat.