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.

Team news: Rangers vs Celtic .
Celtic return to league action as they look to stretch their unbeaten run to 42 games when they travel to Ibrox on Saturday. Brendan Rodgers’ side demolished Rangers 2-0 at Hampden and booked their place in next month’s final where they will face Aberdeen. The Hoops are still on course for an unbeaten league campaign and will return to the stadium they won 2-1 at on Hogmanay this Saturday. Pedro Caixinha’s side are still chasing second place but a loss to Celtic and a win for Aberdeen will rule out any hopes of climbing the table. Celtic Scott Brown successfully appealed his red card and is free to play this Saturday. However he will miss the two following games against St Johnstone and Aberdeen through suspension having gone over the disciplinary threshold. Moussa Dembele is out for the trip to Ibrox after injurying his hamstring last week but Rodgers hasn’t ruled him out of returning in time for next month’s Cup final against Aberdeen. Rangers Clint Hill was only fit enough to make the bench in the semi-final loss to Celtic but may return to the starting line-up this weekend. Captain Lee Wallace is still out with a hamstring injury along with Lee Hodson. Jordan Rossiter and Niko Kranjcar are long-term absentees.

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