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Celtic v Rangers: Prediction, Tips and Odds for Scottish Cup final

Celtic can cap a dominant Old Firm season by seeing off Rangers and lifting the Scottish Cup for the 42nd time.

Hampden Park is ready to stage the first Old Firm Scottish Cup final since 2002 as the Glasgow giants battle it out for the last piece of silverware of the season.

Less than a fortnight after Celtic clinched the Premiership title they will be looking to complete a sixth league and cup double in the past eight seasons.

For Rangers, this is just their third Scottish Cup final since 2009 and a chance to make amends for a disappointing end to the campaign.

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Celtic v Rangers Scottish Cup Final betting tips and predictions

Celtic & Over 2.5 Goals - 15/8

Celtic have put their Glasgow rivals well and truly in their place over the course of 2023/24 and it would be fitting if they completed the dominance at Hampden Park in the Scottish Cup final.

The Old Firm powers have already met four times in the Premiership this season with Celtic winning three of them, while the other match ended in a draw.

The most recent clash, just two weeks ago, was by a distance the most significant with Celtic easing to a 2-1 success to all but clinch the league title.

Rangers have had two weeks to lick their wounds from that devastating setback, but one win in 11 over their bitter rivals does not make for encouraging reading.

Even though this is a one-off match and Gers’ fans have to stay confident their team can land 11/4 match odds - or even 13/8 that they lift the trophy - it’s hard to see past Celtic.

And if Celtic do get up, then expect them to do so with goals. Take Brendan Rodgers’ men to win and over 2.5 goals at 15/8.

There have been at least three goals in each of the Bhoys' last 11 matches since their one loss of 2024 - a surprise 2-0 defeat at Hearts.

The Gers have kept just two clean sheets in 11 matches and their last five games have yielded three goals or more.

Boss Philippe Clement is dealing with an injury crisis which has plagued them for months now and this is another reason to want to side with Celtic, who appear to have a clean bill of health and obviously a winning mentality which is hard to lose.

Matt O’Riley to score at anytime - 11/4

No player on either side is in richer scoring form than Matt O’Riley, who is well worth backing at 11/4 to find the net at any time at Hampden.

The Danish attacking midfielder has scored in seven of his last nine Celtic appearances - including each of the last four.

O’Riley has found the net in each of his last two games against Rangers and he is averaging 2.9 shots per game, more than any of his team-mates.

Against the Gers two weeks ago he fired off three shots, finding plenty space in and around the box that made him a hard man to track.

Under 11 corners - 5/4

Celtic won 10 corners in that 2-1 success over Rangers at Parkhead two weeks ago, but it was a match in which Rodgers’ side had a one-man advantage for over a half courtesy of John Lundstram’s red card.

In the other three Old Firm games throughout the course of the season, the corner counts hit eight, six and five.

There will be an element of caginess about the game and, while there is a genuine promise of goals, that doesn’t necessarily mean the corner count will soar as well.

In three-way corner betting it’s 5/4 there are 10 or fewer, which looks a fair price.

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Celtic v Rangers Scottish Cup Final odds

Celtic - 10/11
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Rangers -

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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