FM Preview: Rangers v Celtic 24 Apr 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Saturday, 23rd April 2011
The game between Rangers and Celtic in the Scottish Premier on 24th April 2011 at 12:30 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
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
|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
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
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.
|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.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here
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