FootyMAD's Celtic match preview

Last updated : 11 February 2006 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, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 150 games played, The Gers have recorded 75 wins, and Celtic have come away with 32 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ibrox Stadium was earlier this season, with Rangers running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a Scottish Premier match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 19 NovCeltic3 - 0RangersSPL
2005/2006Wed 09 NovCeltic2 - 0RangersSLGC
2005/2006Sat 20 AugRangers3-1CelticSPL
2004/2005Sun 24 AprRangers1 - 2CelticSPL
2004/2005Sun 20 FebCeltic0 - 2RangersSPL
2004/2005Sun 09 JanCeltic2 - 1RangersSFAC
2004/2005Sat 20 NovRangers2 - 0CelticSPL

Recent respective form guides

Rangers have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the The Gers, with 5 goals against.

Celtic's away form is equally impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 13 goals for the The Bhoys, and 10 goals against.

Rangers find themselves in a respectable 4th position, courtesy of the 43 points they have accumulated from 25 games. Celtic are leading the way in the Bank of Scotland Scottish Premier, with their 25 games giving them a return of 61 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Rangers are starting to turn Ibrox Stadium into a fortress, but the quality of opposition for this game makes your FootyMad panel believe the teams will share the spoils on this occassion. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Rangers 6 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Celtic 5 games since last away draw.
6 games since last defeat.