Chris Sutton believes that Celtic have the advantage over Rangers in the title race because their current group of players are used to winning trophies.
The Gers are currently two points behind their bitter rivals in the Scottish Premiership, but do have a game in hand over the Hoops.
Despite that opportunity to overtake their fellow Glaswegians, however, ex-Parkhead striker Sutton believes that the Bears are going to struggle to get their title challenge over the line.
Writing in a column for the Daily Record, he said: “Right now, Celtic have the edge over Rangers when it comes to the know-how.
“The ability to handle it when the heat is really on down the stretch.
“Many of the squad have been there and done it time and again.
“It’s one thing being a good player. It’s another being a winner at the same time.
“Lennon has a luxury which Steven Gerrard does simply not have when he looks around his Rangers dressing room.
“Yes there are new faces in there who haven’t done it at Parkhead. But, crucially, Lennon has a core of boys who have. Boys he can look straight in the eye and know that, when it comes down to the nitty-gritty when you have to deliver, they can do it.”
Is Sutton on the money here?
Look, let’s not beat around the bush here, for the best part of a decade, the Hoops have had it all their own way in Scotland.
Since the liquidation, it’s been one-way traffic for the most part, but the fact of the matter is that with each passing season, the Gers are getting stronger and stronger.
Sutton is clearly rattled by this, and even if it isn’t this year, even if it isn’t next, he knows that it’s only a matter of time before his beloved Hoops are going to get toppled.
He can keep telling himself otherwise, but it’s happening.