Celtic play host to Old Firm rivals Rangers on Saturday lunchtime in what is a crucial clash already at this early stage in the race for the Scottish Premiership – and both Derek Ferguson and Frank McAvennie have predicted the outcome on Open Goal.
In an Old Firm clash like no other, both clubs will take to the pitch in front of an empty stadium – with fans still barred from watching on. The importance of the match is no less, though, with Celtic looking to secure a crucial win in pursuit of 10 in a row.
The Hoops sit in second place and a point behind Steven Gerrard’s side, but have a game in hand over the Gers. A win over Rangers on Saturday, and they could go five points clear at this early stage – if they win their game in hand.
Asked for the outcome of the match by Open Goal host Si Ferry, Ferguson predicted a narrow Rangers win after initially thinking it would end in a draw. McAvennie, unsurprisingly, disagreed – backing a home win.
“Tell you what, epic game isn’t it. I think it’s going to be so tight and I think the managers are going to have a huge part to play. I was gonna go for a draw, but now I’m going to tip Rangers. Just to nick it,” Ferguson said.