Saturday, 28 December 2019

Rangers' secret to beating Celtic - revealed


Rangers face Celtic tomorrow in an early title showdown, with a massive impetus going to the side who takes all 3 points.

A draw isn’t really enough for the visitors, a statement needs to be made, and Steven Gerrard’s side have been given some clue as to what is needed to achieve that with this fascinating stat by Neil Lennon’s men.

Celtic have won their last 11 SPL matches, and tomorrow they hope to make it 12, but there’s a common pattern with the last 11 – all of those matches have seen Lennon’s side score 2 or more goals in the process.

Stop Celtic scoring any more than one goal and the chances of getting a good result increase tenfold.

In short, Rangers’ defence must be at its absolute best to secure a win – frankly we’re looking at a clean sheet, but while defensive reliability seems like a basic in football, against Celtic on their current run it’s particularly critical.

If Edouard and co can be stopped, and our hosts limited to no more than one goal, Steven Gerrard’s side have a strong strong chance of taking a season-defining result away from Parkhead.

Connor Goldson really needs to be at his best, ditto Nikola Katic.

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