JAMES CAIRNEY

Celtic 3, Rangers 1

Rangers haven’t had much luck at Parkhead in recent years and I can’t see that changing this Sunday. Both sides are in good form heading into the match, but I feel that Celtic’s excellent record in Glasgow’s East End of late should be enough to get them over the line.

The League Cup final earlier this month showed that even when Celtic aren’t at their best, they have what it takes to overcome their Glasgow rivals. Celtic have the better squad of players and I think they have more match-winners, which I believe will prove crucial in the end.

I can’t see Celtic keeping a clean sheet, though, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see Alfredo Morelos break his duck against Celtic. But, barring an off-day from the champions, I think it’s a big ask for Rangers to leave Celtic Park with all three points.

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MARK HENDRY

Celtic 2, Rangers 0

Celtic have the psychological edge headed into the visit of Rangers on Sunday.

The Betfred Cup final earlier this season will undoubtedly still be on the visitors' minds when they make the short trip to Parkhead.

Both sides are on a fine run, but Celtic Park has been a torrid venue for Gers in the past and will be again this time.

Odsonne Edouard is flying as are James Forrest and Ryan Christie. Their form has seen Celts win 11 Premiership matches in a row.

Steven Gerrard's men are also playing well, but could find it difficult away from home against their rivals once again.

Alfredo Morelos needs a goal in this fixture to silence his critics and is in red-hot form - though we've said this before.

The Hoops will have too much for their opponents in front of a home crowd.

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CHRIS JACK

Celtic 1, Rangers 1

It was difficult for Steven Gerrard, his players and the Gers fans to take any positives in the immediate aftermath of the Betfred Cup final defeat earlier this month as the huge negative of the result hit hard.

There were reasons to be pleased with several aspects of the performance on the day, however, and a repeat showing this time out would give Rangers a real chance of picking up a result. There is very little to choose between the sides and both Gerrard and Neil Lennon would surely settle for a draw before a ball is kicked. That is the most likely outcome before the Old Firm head to Dubai to regroup for the second half of the season.

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MATTHEW LINDSAY

Celtic 2, Rangers 1

Their dominant display against Celtic in the Betfred Cup final earlier this month has, despite the fact they lost at the end of the 90 minutes, given Rangers hope that they can travel to Parkhead and triumph on Sunday.

But there were mitigating circumstances at Hampden, not least the absence of a specialist striker from the starting line-up. Neil Lennon had to play with Lewis Morgan, a winger, up front and his team just wasn’t the same.

The match changed when Edouard came on in the second-half. He won the free-kick that led to the goal and supplied Mikey Johnston with a chance the substitute should have buried.

The French forward is fully fit now and I think his presence in the team, and home advantage, should see the treble treble winners edge out their city rivals and move eight points clear at the top of the Ladbrokes Premeirship.

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ALISON MCCONNELL

Celtic 2, Rangers 0

Celtic with Odsonne Edouard starting are a different proposition entirely than going into a game without him.

Much was made of the way Rangers dominated the game at Hampden almost three weeks ago in the League Cup final, but the commonality in the games where Celtic have toiled against the Ibrox side has been the lack of an out ball and a physical striker to lead the line.

Edouard gives that and a whole lot more.

Still just 21, the striker is a potent mix of elegance and physicality and even if he isn’t scoring, his propensity to cut in from the left always suggests a capability of teeing up those around him, as he did against St Mirren on Boxing Day.

Between Edouard being fit and available and the game at Celtic Park, the suspicion is that Neil Lennon’s side will prevail and go into the break with an eight-point lead.

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GRAEME McGARRY

Celtic 1, Rangers 0

The result may not have gone their way in the Betfred Cup final, but the performance put on by Rangers that day at Hampden will have them convinced they can go to Celtic Park and get a crucial win.

Even when Celtic don't play well, though, they still seem to find a way to dig out the wins when it really matters, and I expect they will do so again on Sunday to give themselves some real breathing space going into the winter break.

The focus again will be on Alfredo Morelos as the striker looks to finally break his duck against Celtic, but it is the players who have consistently turned up in these games for the champions, like James Forrest, Callum McGregor and Odsonne Édouard, who can win them a massive three points.

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PAIGE BERESFORD

Celtic 1, Rangers 0

It’s always a fiercely-contested fixture when Celtic and Rangers face each other, and as we saw in the Betfred Cup final earlier this month, the gulf in quality between the two teams this season is smaller than in previous ones.

In the final, Rangers battered shots at goal, and it still wasn’t enough to get past Celtic’s massive keeper Fraser Forster. This time they’ll come out determined to score.

But Celtic have the advantage of playing at home. The electric atmosphere at Celtic Park seems to carry the Celtic players even when they’re not playing their best. Neil Lennon's team, too, have a great habit of managing to find the back of the net even when they’re not at their best.

Rangers will need to ignore that, plus get over the psychological effects of losing last time in the manner they did. But home advantage will help Celtic. Thery'll be determined to make the lead over their Glasgow rivals even bigger.