Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
There will be fireworks when Rangers and Celtic face each other in the Old Firm derby on Saturday. The Gers aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Aberdeen, with the team eyeing their first league win over Celtic since August 2021. Ben Davies limped off with injury in the last league match, with John Souttar likely to step up. All Antonio Colak, Ryan Jack, Borna Barisic, Tom Lawrence, and Kemar Roofe remain in the recovery room.
The Hoops, on the other hand, have already clinched the Premiership trophy and they are now on a quest to put icing on the cake on a very successful season. Since Ange Postecoglou can count on key players for Saturday’s derby, we are tempted to put our money on the title holders. All Stephen Welsh, Cameron Carter-Vickers, and Alistair Johnston are out of contention with injuries, while James Forrest is a major doubt.
Highlighted Player (Scott Arfield):
Despite being born in Dechmont, Scotland, Scott Arfield represents Canada on the international stage. Arfield, though, played for Scotland U19 and U21 teams in the past and he made one appearance for Scotland B as well. Scott’s father, though, was born in Toronto, Canada and that is the main reason why he decided to play for the Canada national football team.
The Burnley midfielder made his Canada debut on March 25, 2016 in a 3-0 loss to Mexico. Scott Arfield began his club career at Falkirk and he scored 13 goals in 108 appearances in the league for the Scottish club. In 2010 he signed a deal with Huddersfield Town and he played for the Terriers from until 2013.
As previously mentioned, Arfield currently wear’s Burnley shirt, meaning that he is enjoying the Premier League football. You should bear in mind that the Scottish midfielder netted one goal for Burnley in the 2016/2017 season. He found the net in a 2-1 win over Everton on October 10, 2016.
Highlighted Team (Celtic):
The Celtic Football Club boasts a proud over 100-year long history which has made The Bhoys a global brand thanks to their unprecedented social awareness that dates to the very beginnings of this Scottish club. Celtic was founded in 1887 with the purpose of alleviating poverty in the immigrant Irish population in the East End of Glasgow by raising money to help their fellow citizens.
The charity legacy continues to this day with Celtic still preserving their charitable traditions through the Celtic FC Foundation. The Celts play their home matches at Celtic Park in front of 60,000 people. One of the two most successful football clubs in Scotland with 47 Scottish League Championship titles to their name, Celtic have a long-standing fierce rivalry with Rangers, with the clubs known as the Old Firm.
European Cup winners from season 1966-67 and runners-up two years later, Celtic have been regular in European competitions since their first appearance in 1962-63. Their other most standout results have been runners-up in the EUFA Cup in 2003 and Intercontinental Cup in 1967.