Former Celtic player Davie Provan fancies the Bhoys to pick up a massive Scottish Cup derby win over Rangers at Ibrox tomorrow.

Celtic haven’t won a derby since 2019. That was when Christopher Jullien’s winner and Fraser Forster’s unbelievable goalkeeping display powered us to a Scottish League Cup final victory.

However, after improved showing at Ibrox in January and at Celtic Park just a few weeks ago, Provan reckons the time is right for a glorious day.

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Writing in his Scottish Sun column, he declared: “A Celtic defeat would complete a disastrous campaign for the Hoops. That’s why I fancy John Kennedy’s side.

“The last two derbies have shown Celts are more than a match for Gers over 90 minutes, they just couldn’t match the consistency of Steven Gerrard’s team over a whole campaign.

“If Kennedy is to have any chance of landing the job permanently, he’ll need more from his dressing room than they gave Neil Lennon.”

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Celtic v Rangers is a toss-up

I can see both arguments for making Celtic and Rangers favourites tomorrow.

 

To me, it’s a 50-50 toss-up, a coin-flip. I genuinely think Celtic will be competitive in the match and can nick a victory.

Likewise, it’d be foolish to dismiss the home side based on their domestic consistency this season and record against European-level opponents.

Regardless of how catastrophically our season collapsed, this Celtic first-team is still full of winners and quality players. That doesn’t disappear in a season.

Celtic v Rangers

Celtic captain Scott Brown in action v Rangers / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

On the YouTube channel earlier this week I predicted a 1-0 win for the good guys. I stand by that. I reckon it’ll be a close-fought, nervy affair. One goal will nick it.

If we can keep the silliness away from defending set-pieces we’ll be golden.

Big if, right enough.

In other news, Celtic’s route to the Scottish Cup semi has been confirmed.

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