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Celtic vs Rangers Predicted lineup, betting tips, odds, injury news, H2H, telecast | Scottish Cup final 2024

Published at :May 25, 2024 at 3:02 PM
Modified at :May 25, 2024 at 3:11 PM
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Samannay Sen


The Old Firm derby to look forward to in the final

The 2024 Scottish Cup Final promises an electrifying atmosphere at Hampden Park as eternal rivals Celtic and Rangers lock horns. This high-stakes encounter transcends the trophy itself, boasting bragging rights for the entire season. Let’s delve into the key aspects of this historic match.

This isn’t just about silverware; it’s about bragging rights, city pride, and a chance to etch their names deeper into the rich tapestry of Scottish football history.

Brendan Rodgers‘ Celtic side has enjoyed a relatively settled lineup throughout the season. The Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Rangers is more than just a football match. It’s a clash of titans, a battle for bragging rights within the city of Glasgow, and a showcase of passionate Scottish football.

Expect a fiercely contested encounter with high-intensity and tactical battles throughout the 90 minutes.

Kick-off

Saturday: 25th May 2024, 3 PM BST (7:30 PM IST)

Location: Hampden Park

Form

Celtic (in the SPL): W-W-W-W-W

Rangers (in the SPL): W-W-L-W-D

Players to watch

Joe Hart (Celtic)

Joe Hart prepares to bow out in style, his final game a chance to etch his name in glory one last time. The 37-year-old, who donned the gloves for giants like Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur earlier in his career, will be aiming to add one final shutout to his impressive tally of 17 for the season. Victory is paramount for Hart to cap his illustrious career with a trophy.

Todd Cantwell (Rangers)

Cantwell’s a maestro with the ball at his feet, especially adept at threading pinpoint through balls that slice through defenses. He excels in quick, one-touch passing, keeping the game flowing. His dribbling skills are impressive as well, allowing him to control the ball effectively while changing direction. He can be a crucial player in the decider.

Match facts

  • Celtic hold the upper hand over Rangers in recent clashes, having avoided defeat for over a year. Rangers have even fallen short in two of their last three encounters.
  • Rangers boast a winning record against Celtic in the Scottish Cup, having triumphed in their last two cup meetings.

Celtic vs Rangers: Betting tips and odds

  • Celtic to win: 19/20 (Odds via Betfred)
  • Over 2.5 Goals: 11/8 (Odds via Sky Bet)
  • Both Teams to Score: -188 (Odds via bet365)

Injury and team news

Celtic has a clean bill of health, with the recent return of Daizen Maeda boosting their attacking options. Rangers, however, have a few concerns. Veteran goalkeeper Allan McGregor is a doubt with a lingering injury, while the availability of Connor Goldson remains uncertain. Leon Balogun is also out with a long-term injury.

Head-to-head

Matches: 440

Celtic: 168

Rangers: 169

Draws: 103

Predicted lineups

Celtic Predicted Lineup (4-3-3)

Hart; Johnston, Carter-Vickers, Scales, Taylor; McGregor, Hatate, O’Riley; Forrest, Furuhashi, Maeda

Rangers Predicted Lineup (4-2-3-1)

Butland; Tavernier, King, Davies, Yilmaz; Diomande, Raskin; McCausland, Cantwell, Silva; Dessers

Match prediction

Rangers haven’t tasted victory over Celtic in over a year, and their recent encounters this season have displayed a clear trend. Brendan Rodgers’ men have been the more dominant force, and that momentum should propel them to favoritism in this upcoming clash. We predict a Celtic victory.

Prediction: Celtic 2 – 1 Rangers

Telecast

UK & Ireland: Sky Sports, BBC Scotland

USA: ESPN+

Canada: DAZN

Australia: beIN Sports

India: No Telecast

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