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Last updated : 08 May 2009 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 Saturday, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 156 games played, The Gers have recorded 78 wins, and Celtic have come away with 34 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ibrox Stadium was earlier this season, with Celtic inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the The Gers in a Scottish Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sun 15 MarRangers0 - 2CelticSLGC
2008/2009Sun 15 FebCeltic0 - 0RangersSPL
2008/2009Sat 27 DecRangers0-1CelticSPL
2008/2009Sun 31 AugCeltic2 - 4RangersSPL
2007/2008Sun 27 AprCeltic3 - 2RangersSPL
2007/2008Wed 16 AprCeltic2 - 1RangersSPL
2007/2008Sat 29 MarRangers1 - 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 15 goals for the The Gers, with 6 goals against.

Celtic have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The The Bhoys's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 7 against.

Rangers sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 76 points from their 34 games. Celtic are leading the way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, with their 34 games giving them a return of 77 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 occasion. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Rangers Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 6 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Celtic Undefeated in last 4 away games.
8 games since last defeat.