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Last updated : 02 January 2010 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 158 games played, The Gers have recorded 47 wins, and Celtic have come away with 68 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in February 2009, when they played out a goalless draw in a Scottish Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sun 04 OctRangers2 - 1CelticSPL
2008/2009Sat 09 MayRangers1 - 0CelticSPL
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

Recent respective form guides

Celtic have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. During these games, The Bhoys have smashed 13 goals past the opposition and conceded a paltry 2.

The The Gers have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the The Gers, and 5 goals against.

Celtic's total of 36 points from their 17 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier. Rangers are leading the way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, with their 18 games giving them a return of 43 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

A creditable return from recent away games for The Gers could well see them head back from Celtic Park with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Celtic Won 5 successive home games.
8 games since last home draw.
Rangers 6 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 5 matches.
Last drawn game 12 outings ago.