Chris Sutton and Barry Ferguson make predictions for Rangers clash v Celtic
Chris Sutton and Barry Ferguson were in agreement that the Old Firm clash between Rangers and Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-final will be incredibly tight.
For the second time in two weeks the two Old Firm sides will meet in a major clash, this time at Hampden Park, with a place in the Scottish Cup final on the line.
But when asked by Daily Record for their prediction on the game, while Sutton said it was ‘impossible’ to predict they both agreed that the game will go beyond 90 minutes with Ferguson backing the Blues in a 3-2 win after extra-time.
“I think it could go all the way to extra time and penalties,” Sutton said.
“There really isn’t much between the sides, despite the last couple of results. Rangers have stumbled but they have shown in Europe they are a more than decent side and anything can happen on the day.
“It will be down to who produces the goods when it matters, but it could come down to anything from a moment of magic or a moment of madness. It’s impossible to predict.”
“I can see it ending all square at 2-2 after 90 minutes with Rangers winning it 3-2 in extra time,” Ferguson replied. “That’s my kind of Sunday!”
This game is going to be so tight, just like the game two weeks ago.
The result of that game at Ibrox seems to have swayed a lot of fans towards the green side of Glasgow in this clash, but it’s been easily forgotten that Rangers were arguably the better side over the course of the 90 minutes.
Kemar Roofe has played more regularly since then and has scored four times in two games, with two more goals being disallowed too, so his finishing boots are clean and warmed up.
Defensively they’ve tidied up a little more and they will once again have the roar of the crowd behind them, with the stadium split in half between opposing fans.
Of course Ferguson has stuck with his Rangers background to predict the result in their favour but Sutton’s lack of assertiveness shows nerves and if the same can be said of the Celtic team then Rangers should feel confident they can get a result.
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