The Scottish Premiership

Celtic vs Rangers: How to watch on TV live stream, team news, lineups & prediction

Grey Whitebloom
Celtic face Rangers in the 431st Old Firm on Saturday
Celtic face Rangers in the 431st Old Firm on Saturday / Ian MacNicol/GettyImages

Celtic host Rangers in the first Old Firm of the Scottish Premiership season on Saturday lunchtime.

The reigning champions have started the campaign perfectly, collecting five invariably emphatic victories while plundering 21 goals and conceding just once. Rangers have already dropped two points this term - drawing away to Hibernian a fortnight ago - but did manage to navigate their way through Champions League qualifying in August.

Both sides begin the group stage of Europe's premier club competition in midweek but the focus, for now, is very much on Saturday's Glasgow derby.

Here's everything you need to know about the 431st Old Firm fixture.

Where are Celtic vs Rangers playing?

  • Location: Glasgow, England
  • Stadium: Celtic Park
  • Date: Saturday 3 September
  • Kick-off Time: 12:30 BST / 07:30 EST / 04:30 PST
  • Referee: Nick Walsh

Where can you watch Celtic vs Rangers in the UK?

  • Channel: Sky Football
  • Streaming Service: NOW TV
  • Streaming Service: Sky Go
  • Broadcast Time: 11:30 (BST)

Where can you watch Celtic vs Rangers in The United States?

  • Streaming Service: CelticTV
  • Broadcast Time EST: 07:30
  • Broadcast Time PST: 04:30

Where can you watch Celtic vs Rangers Highlights?

  • Channel: BBC Sportscene
  • Stream: SPFL YouTube channel

Celtic vs Rangers H2H Results (Last Five Games)

Celtic: 2 Wins
Rangers: 2 Wins
Draws: 1

Current Form (Last Five Games)

Celtic: WWWWW
Rangers: DDWWW

Celtic team news

Stephen Welsh limped out of Celtic's comfortable League Cup victory over Ross County with a slight groin problem Ange Postecoglou was keen to downplay in midweek. Yosuke Ideguchi is still working his way through the "process" of recovering from a nasty gash on his leg he suffered during training.

Celtic predicted lineup vs Rangers

Celtic Starting 11: Hart; Juranovic, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt, Taylor; O'Riley, McGregor, Hatate; Maeda, Furuhashi, Jota.
Bench: Siegrist, Jenz, Giakoumakis, Maeda, Mooy, McCarthy, Bernabei, Forrest, Ralston.

Rangers team news

Giovanni van Bronckhorst is still waiting for the return of Kemar Roofe, Filip Helander and Ianis Hagi. Roofe recovered from a nagging complaint at the end of last season to feature for three minutes in the Europa League final. The striker converted his spot kick but is yet to reemerge this term.

Helander and Hagi have made seven appearances for Rangers between them this calendar year. The defender only recovered from knee surgery in February before picking up a foot problem which has sidelined him since April. The Gers have been stripped of Hagi's mercurial talent since January after the Romanian damaged his ACL against Stirling Albion in the Scottish Cup.

Rangers predicted lineup vs Celtic

Rangers Starting 11: McLaughlin; Tavernier, Sands, Goldson, Barisic; Lawrence, Lundstram; Wright, Tillman, Kent; Colak.
Bench: McGregor, King, Yilmaz, Devine, Davis, Arfield, Jack, Matondo, Sakala.

Celtic vs Rangers score prediction

Celtic's boss Postecoglou didn't venture a prediction beyond the insistence that "it will be a good quality football game". The Australian coach ignited his career at the helm of the Hoops with a dazzling 3-0 Old Firm victory at Celtic Park in February, however, the three meetings since have been much tighter affairs (one win apiece and a draw).

The partisan backing at Parkhead may give the hosts a slight edge but Scotland's two giants are both enjoying rich veins of form, led by charismatic managers that have repeatedly cajoled the best out of the abundant talent on either side of the divide.

In a contest that could swing either way, perhaps all we can be sure of is that this is a match not to be missed.

Prediction: Celtic 1-1 Rangers