Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

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Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

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Byline: Charlie McCann

THE Old Firm takes centre stage with Rangers hosting Celtic at Ibrox.

It will be fascinating to see how Brendan Rodgers's side set up for this afternoon's trip.

The Hoops are still the side to beat in the top flight and 7-10 with BetVictor to leave Ibrox with all three points. Gers are 16-5 with the draw 3-1. Credit where it's due to Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha who has unified the club and made giant strides since replacing Mark Warburton at the Ibrox helm.

Nevertheless, Rangers remain in the shadow of their Old Firm rivals and are 20-1 outsiders to be crowned champions and 5-4 to chase home Celtic at the top of the table.

I've a sneaking suspicion Rangers will earn at least a share of the spoils and think the hosts are a fair price at both 21-20 in the double chance market and 23-10 with BetVictor in the draw no bet stakes.

Should the hosts get a result against the Hoops they will need leading scorer Alfredo Morelos to continue his fine run of form in front of goal. …

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