Betting tips Rangers vs. Celtic

A Proper Old Firm for a Proper Final

The Scottish League Cup final sees an Old Firm match-up as Rangers take on Celtic. Can Celtic retain their title? Have a read of our preview here:

Up the Bhoys: Celtic’s route to the final

Celtic have won this competition no fewer than 18 times in their illustrious history which is hardly a shock given their size but it is still a meaningful piece of silverware which adds to the flavour of Scottish football.

This season they are battling hard on all fronts as ever, with the added bonus of a European adventure to enjoy so they could be forgiven for taking their foot off the gas in the League Cup – but not so.

Their opening fixture in the competition suggested it could be a tough route to the final after they were taken to extra time by Dunfermline Athletic. The Scottish Championship outfit looked to be heading out until a Thomas Beadling strike 13-minutes from time forced the match into extra time.

This season James Forrest has been superb for the Bhoys and it was his goal in the extra period that dug Celtic out of trouble.

The quarter-final was far more straight forward as a Jules Ntcham brace helped Neil Lennon’s men coast past Partick Thistle 5-0 at Celtic Park.

This led to a match up with Hibs at Hampden Park and, again, Celtic coasted through with Scott Brown scoring twice in a 5-2 win.

Time for the Gers to shine: Rangers’ route to the final

Rangers won their first game in this competition in 2019-20 with an easy 3-0 victory against East Fife. An opener from Jermain Defoe got them on their way to a quarter-final pairing with Livingston.

The game at Almondvale Stadium was a lot closer than many expected with Finnish international Glen Kamara popping up with the decisive goal to decide the match.

The semi-final saw a Glasgow v Edinburgh match-up with Hearts and, again, Rangers were far too good for their opponents, walking into the final thanks to an Alfredo Morelos brace in a 3-0 win.

Rangers v Celtic betting tip

Despite Rangers being absolutely wonderful to watch in the league, you feel they are still a step behind Celtic in terms of overall quality. This is hardly surprising given the two club’s paths over the last few years but we are still leaning on a Celtic win at odds of 23/20 in this one.

Like post if you agree with James's Tips

How did you bet? Share your thoughts here.

More recent betting tips

Bet closesTipsterEventBetOddsResult
27 May
RB Leipzig vs. Hertha Berlin
German Bundesliga
Bet: Double chance Hertha Berlin to win or draw
27 May
Fortuna Düsseldorf vs. Schalke 04
German Bundesliga
Bet: Fortuna Dusseldorf Draw No Bet
29 May
Sangju Sangmu vs. Daegu
Bet: Under 2.5 goals
30 May
Mainz vs. Hoffenheim
German Bundesliga
Bet: Both teams to score NO

More news and promotions

£100 in Free Bets for the Bundesliga Kick Off!

German Bundesliga 11 May 2020

bet365 are one of the biggest and most popular betting sites in the world and for good reason. It's no surprise that they should be first choice if you love the Bundesliga! Read more

Triple your money when you bet on the Champions League!

Champions League 10 March 2020

Betway are our new betting site of choice when it comes to finding the best sports betting package for the UEFA Champions League! Read more

£30 in Premier League Free Bets with betway

English Premier League 3 January 2020

betway are our Premier League bookmaker of choice and they're offering you the chance to claim a world class welcome bonus for everyone's favourite league! Read more

£30 in Free Bets for your Europa League Favourites

Europa League 3 December 2019

betway are one of the best football betting sites in the world no questions asked. Their Europa League package is second to none and now you have the chance to boost your bank by ... Read more

£50 to bet on Euro 2020 right now!

Euro 2020 Qualifying 3 December 2019

Bethard made a big impact at the 2018 World Cup as our favourite betting site. That's why we expect big things from them at Euro 2020 and so should you! Read more