Glasgow Derby Predictions, 4 to 6 – Picture the Jonny Hayes goal at Ibrox 

The Celtic Star’s Glasgow Derby Predictions from Liam Kelly, Just an Ordinary Bhoy and The Celtic Star Editor…

Rangers v Celtic –  Callum McGregor celebrates the win after the cinch Premiership match at the Ibrox on Sunday September 3, 2023. Photo Andrew Milligan

I can see it being cagey

I’ll go for a 1-1 draw. I think Celtic have too much to lose in this fixture, but theRangers don’t have the mentality to win it and take a massive step towards the title. Therefore, I can see it being cagey – Celtic to score first and the home side to equalise in the second half. A draw would be okay for Celtic, we would then look to win the rest of our games to take the trophy.

Liam Kelly

I’m a lot more optimistic

Celtic’s Japanese midfielder Reo Hatate celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Scottish Premiership football match between Celtic and theRangers at Celtic Park on February 2, 2022. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

I’m never confident going into these games, and Sunday will be no exception! However I’m a lot more optimistic than I was three or four weeks ago due to our recent results and performances.

Also the fact that the likes of Cameron Carter-Vickers and Reo Hatate and possibly Callum McGregor will be available then it’s looking a bit brighter. To outsiders it’s got a draw written all over it, but we can’t settle for that so I’m going for a narrow nerve jangling 2-1 Celtic victory.

Just an Ordinary Bhoy

Picture the Jonny Hayes goal at Ibrox 

Winning the big games is a very good habit that Celtic have got into – domestically at least – over the past three seasons. The key to a Celtic victory on Sunday is surviving the first ten minutes but it’s also a window of opportunity to hit them on the break when they are going all out for an early opener.

That will give the front three of Maeda, Kyogo and Kuhn the rare luxury of room in behind and with both Hatate and O’Riley more than capable of finding the front three, I’d expect Celtic to get the early goal and deflate the place.

It’s a long way back after that but the next goal is crucial and Celtic can get this too just as things get desperate and any discipline that Clement’s side goes out the window. Picture the Jonny Hayes second Celtic goal there a few years ago.

So I’m going for Celtic to win 2-0 with Joe Hart celebrating a clean sheet and a brilliant personal performance on his last visit to their place and cuddling the two goalscorers Kyogo and Daizen Maeda.

The Celtic Star Editor

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About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

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