The Scottish Premiership

Rangers vs Celtic: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Craig Vickers
Callum McGregor and Ryan Kent get into a heated exchange
Callum McGregor and Ryan Kent get into a heated exchange / Mark Runnacles/GettyImages
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Billed as one of the most important derbies in recent history, Rangers and Celtic lock horns in the third Old Firm encounter of the season this Sunday lunchtime.

Victory would move the Hoops six points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership with a superior goal difference, while a win for Giovanni van Bronckhorst's men would move them level on points with their bitter rivals ahead of the league split.

Celtic ended a three-year derby hoodoo with a 3-0 victory over Rangers at Celtic Park in February, although the Gers have won the last four encounters between the teams at Ibrox.

Here's everything you need to know about the game.


How to watch Rangers vs Celtic on TV/live stream - UK/US

When is kick off? Sunday 3 April, 12:00 (GMT)
Where is it being played? Ibrox Stadium
What TV channel is it on? Sky Sports Main Event/Premier League (UK), Paramount+ (US)
Highlights? Sky Sports Football YouTube channel, BBC Scotland Sportscene
Referee? Willie Collum


Rangers team news

Alfredo Morelos
Morelos is an injury doubt / Ian MacNicol/GettyImages

Giovanni van Bronckhorst is sweating over the fitness of Alfredo Morelos after the Colombian was pictured limping through Glasgow Airport on crutches this past week.

Aaron Ramsey could be in line for a start after grabbing his first Gers goal in the win over Dundee prior to the international break, while Filip Helander and Leon Balogun will duke it out for the remaining central defensive spot.


Celtic team news

Ange Postecoglou has been coy on the availability of Kyogo Furuhashi in his return from injury, although the Japanese is unlikely to start considering he hasn't kicked a ball since Boxing Day.

Meanwhile, James Forrest is likely to return after missing the 4-0 win over Ross County prior to the international break with a muscle probem, while David Turnbull recently made his return from a lengthy injury lay-off.


Rangers vs Celtic score prediction

Van Bronckhorst will need to hope history doesn't repeat itself after February's derby mauling at the hands of the Hoops.

Celtic led 3-0 at the interval that evening, although we could see a move to a back three from the Gers boss to counteract the Hoops' dynamic wing play.

Much will depend on the fitness of talisman Morelos for Rangers but, having not tasted defeat at Ibrox since March 2020, you wouldn't back against the Light Blues.

Prediction: Rangers 2-1 Celtic

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