FM Preview: Rangers v Celtic 24 Apr 2011

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Last updated : 23 April 2011

Footymad preview History of the Rangers v Celtic fixture

Rangers prepare to entertain Celtic at Ibrox Stadium at lunchtime on Sunday, looking to continue an impressive record. The The Gers are clearly on top, having won 81 and lost only 35 of the 161 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ibrox Stadium was earlier this season, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a Scottish F.A. Cup match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sun 20 Mar Celtic 1 - 2 Rangers Scottish League Cup
2010/2011 Wed 02 Mar Celtic 1 - 0 Rangers Scottish F.A. Cup
2010/2011 Sun 20 Feb Celtic 3 - 0 Rangers Scottish Premier
2010/2011 Sun 06 Feb Rangers 2-2 Celtic Scottish F.A. Cup
2010/2011 Sun 02 Jan Rangers 0 - 2 Celtic Scottish Premier
2010/2011 Sun 24 Oct Celtic 1 - 3 Rangers Scottish Premier
2009/2010 Tue 04 May Celtic 2 - 1 Rangers Scottish Premier

For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here

Recent respective form guides

Rangers have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the The Gers in those games, with 7 conceded.

The The Bhoys have had a decent run of form away from home recently, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the The Bhoys, and 1 goals against.

Rangers are leading the way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, with their 33 games giving them a return of 80 points.

Celtic's total of 79 points from their 32 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Rangers 6 5 0 1 12 4 15
Celtic 6 5 0 1 14 3 15

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FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at Ibrox Stadium for the The Gers and the Madmen are unable to see past Celtic claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Rangers 6 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 5 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 9 .
Celtic 4 successive away victories.
7 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 5 matches.
Last drawn game 13 outings ago.

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