Chris Sutton and Robbie Savage back Rangers to beat Celtic
Chris Sutton and Robbie Savage have predicted Rangers to edge past Celtic in the Scottish Cup fourth round on Sunday.
Sutton does not often back his former side to lose, particularly in the Old Firm, but the Gers have not lost in three matches against Celtic and have been dominant this season.
The BBC pundit also points to a key Rangers strength that was their rivals undoing last month – set-pieces.
Speaking on Radio 5 Live’s 606 show, Sutton said, “Oh dear me this is tough.
“I think Rangers are good at set-pieces, Celtic can’t defend them. Rangers are going to win it with a set-piece 1-0.
Agreeing with his colleague, Savage added, “I’m going to go Rangers 2-1.”
Right to be fearful
Gers have been the best team in Scotland by far this year and Steven Gerrard and his players will be eager to win the double.
Beating Celtic already puts one foot in the final as no other side could come close to matching our team.
Sutton is right to point to our threat from set-pieces.
Alfredo Morelos scored from a corner at Celtic Park in the last Old Firm, with Rangers securing a draw despite being far from our best.
In total, we have scored 13 set-piece goals in the league alone, per WhoScored, while Celtic have conceded 12 via that route.
In Morelos, Conor Goldson and Filip Helander we have players capable of putting the Celtic backline under pressure.
Joe Aribo and Ryan Kent also showed their goalscoring form last time out, with the latter scoring a brilliant goal to confirm three points against Hibernian.
If those two are on top form again we cannot see Celtic stopping us on our way to a league and cup double.
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