RANGERS HOPE TO MAINTAIN UNBEATEN RUN
Newly crowned Scottish Premiership champions Rangers would be hoping to maintain their unbeaten run in the league when they take on Celtic in the Old Firm Derby this weekend. Rangers and Celtic meet at Ibrox on Sunday afternoon for the latest instalment of the Old Firm Derby.
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has earned rave reviews for the way he has been able to lead the Gers to the Scottish Premiership title at the expense of Celtic. Celtic had won the last nine league titles on offer until this season and they were favourites to make it a record ten league wins in a row until the timely intervention from Liverpool legend Gerrard.
Gerrard and Rangers are unbeaten in the last four games against Celtic in the league including the three games played this season . Rangers have won two and drawn one of the three league games played between the two greats as far as club football in Scotland is concerned.
Rangers are looking to avoid defeat against Celtic throughout the whole season for the first time in over two decades. Dutchman Dick Advocaat was the manager the last time the newly crowned Scottish Premiership champions avoided defeat against Celtic throughout the season. It was in the 1999/00 campaign.
Gerrard can't win the double in Scotland this season after him and his players were stunned by St. Johnstone in the Scottish Cup quarterfinals last weekend. They had beaten Celtic in the last round before they met St. Johnstone last weekend. Rangers were beaten 4-2 on penalties by St. Johnstone after the two teams had played out a 1-1 draw at the end of extra time. The two goals came in extra time. Rangers would be hoping to bounce back from that Scottish Cup disappointment when they host Celtic in the Old Firm Derby later this weekend.