FootyMAD's Glasgow Celtic match preview

Last updated : 02 January 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Glasgow Celtic v Glasgow Rangers fixture

Rangers face a trip to Glasgow Celtic at Celtic Park at lunchtime on Saturday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 144 games played, The Gers have recorded 45 wins, and Celtic have come away with 58 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2003, with Rangers inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the The Bhoys in a Scottish League Cup match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 04 OctRangers0 - 1CelticSPL
2002/2003Sun 27 AprRangers1 - 2CelticSPL
2002/2003Sun 16 MarCeltic1 - 2RangersSLC
2002/2003Sat 08 MarCeltic1 - 0RangersSPL
2002/2003Sat 07 DecRangers3 - 2CelticSPL
2002/2003Sun 06 OctCeltic3 - 3RangersSPL
2001/2002Sat 04 MayCeltic2 - 3RangersSFAC

Recent respective form guides

Glasgow Celtic are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. In this time, The Bhoys have rattled up an impressive 18 goals, and conceded 4.

Rangers have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the The Gers have hit 4 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Celtic are leading the way in the Bank of Scotland Scottish Premier, with their 18 games giving them a return of 52 points. Rangers are just outside the promotion places, in 2nd, having taken 44 points from 18 games.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Rangers have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Celtic may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Celtic Unbeaten in the last 17 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
Rangers 6 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 13 outings ago.