Sutton accuses Rangers of ‘choking’ in the title race ahead of crunch clash

Chris Sutton has claimed that Celtic will catch theRangers up in the title race with a win on Wednesday – and the former Bhoys’ star has backed Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s men to choke in the title race.

Celtic gained a valuable two points in the title race at the weekend when theRangers drew 3-3 away at Ross County in the early kick-off.

It gave Celtic players the confidence to go and beat Dundee United, but it seemed like a wasted game with the visitors clinging on for a well-earned point.

Yet Liel Abada’s goal in the last minute changed that, and left Celtic knowing that if they beat their bitter rivals on Wednesday, they will go top of the league with destiny in their own hands.

And Sutton believes theRangers don’t have the correct mentality to upstage Celtic in their own backyard.

“Well there’s a big game, isn’t there?” Sutton said on BBC Five Live.

“Rangers are just choking a little bit, two points in it at the top.

“That’s going to be intriguing, it’s so difficult to call Celtic-Rangers games.

“Ange Postecoglou has done an incredible job this season and of course Rangers have changed manager, Van Bronckhorst has gone in and had a good start.

“But it’s close! Last season it wasn’t close, Rangers ran away with it. A lot of people didn’t see Celtic pushing Rangers this season but there’s very much a title race on.”

The game is live on Wednesday via Sky Sports at 7:45pm in what is the most important Glasgow Derby in the COVID–19 era.

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