Sport Predicted XI: Celtic v Rangers (N)

22:11  21 april  2017
22:11  21 april  2017 Source:   Read Sport

Team news: Celtic vs Rangers

  Team news: Celtic vs Rangers Brendan Rodgers will look to move one step closer to another trophy at Celtic and a domestic treble in the Scottish Cup semi-final on Sunday. Celtic will be looking to complete a domestic treble for the first time since 2001 and will need to beat Rangers in order to progress to next month’s final at Hampden Park. The two sides have met four times this season, with Celtic coming out on top in three games, scoring nine goals to the Ibrox sides three. Whoever wins will face Hibernian/Aberdeen in the final which will take place on Saturday May 27. Rangers came out on top in last year’s Scottish Cup semi-final after penalties, and new manager Pedro Caixinha has won his last two games in charge. Celtic Dedryck Boyata and Mikael Lustig are both available after missing last weekend’s game with minor injuries. Scott Brown is free to face Rangers after Celtic appealed his red card in last weekend’s 2-2 draw against Ross County. Rangers Lee Wallace is out with a hamstring injury but Clint Hill could return from a calf injury. Michael O’Halloran back training with first team having played in their 4-0 loss to Celtic’s under-20’s last week. Jordan Rossiter and Niko Kranjcar remain sidelined with long-term injuries.

Ahead of Celtic ’s home clash in the Glasgow Derby against Rangers , we at Read Celtic will role-play (not that kind) and predict the starting XI .

Ahead of Celtic ’s New Year’s Eve clash with Rangers , we at Read Celtic will role-play (not that kind) and predict the starting XI . We will be playing the role of Brendan Rodgers and choosing the starting XI , as well as how the team are expected to line-up on the pitch.

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Ahead of Celtic’s Scottish Cup semi-final clash with Rangers on Sunday, we at Read Celtic will role-play (not that kind) and predict the starting XI.

We will be playing the role of Brendan Rodgers and will be choosing the starting XI, as well as predicting how the team will line-up on the pitch.

It also includes a bit of insight into what we expect from each player, and what they can do to make the difference.

The Hoops remain unbeaten across all domestic competitions this season, having already won the league title and the League Cup back in November.

Celtic fans around the world react to big win over Rangers

  Celtic fans around the world react to big win over Rangers Celtic continued to march on towards a famous domestic treble in Brendan Rodgers’ debut season as manager, courtesy of a convincing 2-0 win over Rangers at Hampden Park in the Scottish Cup semi-final. The Bhoys were the better side from the get-go and took the lead after just 11 minutes when Callum McGregor’s brilliantly placed effort beat Wes Foderingham in the Rangers net. Rodgers’ side were on cruise control from then on and were gifted an opportunity to double their lead when James Tavernier recklessly brought down Leigh Griffiths in the box, with Scott Sinclair putting the game beyond any doubt from the spot. Celtic now face Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup final and have a chance to complete a clean sweep for the first time since 2001 – and Celtic fans all over the world were celebrating the game in style! Twitter:

Full time; Celtic 1-1 Rangers . Peep peep! Celtic ’s winning run is over after a cracking derby. 75 min This is a much better spell for Rangers , who survived an onslaught at 1-0 and still have a chance of ending Celtic ’s winning run.

Celtic v Rangers live stream - How to watch Old Firm derby online. Celtic XI : Gordon, Lustig, Boyata, Sviatchenko, Tierney, Bitton, Brown, Armstrong, Forrest, Sinclair, Dembele. Rodgers: I can't predict my future… but I want to create Celtic legacy.

Pedro Caixinha’s Rangers face the champions for the first time since drawing 1-1 at Celtic Park back in March.

The sides met at Hampden last October, as Moussa Dembele’s 87th minute back-heel sent the Hoops through to the League Cup final.

To understand our prediction, you also need to see the latest team news ahead of the game. Here is our predicted eleven in a 4-2-3-1 formation for Sunday’s tie at Hampden Park.

Celtic star may miss Scottish Cup final and admits it's out of his hands .
Patrick Roberts has been in fantastic form for Celtic this month but may well miss out on securing a domestic treble under Brendan Rodgers. The winger made his 50th appearance at the weekend and has scored two goals and provided four assists his last five appearances. However the 20-year-old could miss next month’s Scottish Cup final due to his involvement in England’s Under-20 squad for the World Cup finals in South Korea. Celtic are obliged by the English FA to release Roberts, and will look to secure a clean sweep when they face Aberdeen on May 27th, which is one day after England’s final group game against the hosts. Speaking to the Scotsman about his situation, Roberts said: “I can’t really say too much about that at the moment. We just have to see what happens. All I know is that it’s not up to me.” “It’s been the perfect loan move for me. I honestly couldn’t have asked for any more. I have come to a big club where there is a lot of expectation and you are playing under big pressure. It’s been a great loan spell at Celtic.” “There is still a lot to play for. Winning the Scottish Cup would just top it all off. This season has been great under the manager. I’ve learned a lot, scored goals, created them and also played in a lot of big games.” “It’s huge and we have managed to have a lot of success. It’s worked out really well for me. I see a big difference in myself. I am a lot more mature and I’m just really happy with my progress.

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