3-5-2: Celtic predicted XI vs Rangers – full strength in Old Firm Derby Clash

This weekend, Celtic make the trip to Ibrox to take on Rangers as Brendan Rodgers looks to continue his 100 per cent win rate against his rivals.

The fixture presents Rangers with the opportunity to narrow the gap at the top of the Scottish Table to three points, while the Celts have the chance to extend their lead back to nine.

Graeme Murty’s side go into this clash on the back of some brilliant run, with six wins from their last six matches, netting plenty of goals along the way.

Despite lacking the current dominance of Rangers in recent fixtutes, Celtic go into the game on the back of some decent wins at domestic level, and they can take confidence into the game with their experience and previous good fortunes at Ibrox.

Celtic’s injury crisis has been well documented this season, with all positions on the pitch seeming to have experienced their own issues at various points.

Dorus De Vries is expected to start between the sticks once again ahead of Gordon and, to accommodate the fact that Lustig is out, while also allowing a pair of strikers up top, we should see a trio central defenders in Marvin Compper, Kristoffer Ajer and Jozo Simunovic.

Kieren Tierney and James Forrest has been the club’s best performers this season should start on wing-back positions reespectively while the midfield three of Scott Brown, Olivier Ntcham and Tom Rogic arr expected to get the nod.

Brown and Ntcham will have a vital role to play in holding things together in the middle of the park on Sunday, while Rogic should feature in his usual slightly advanced role.

Up top, following a stunning second half display against Morton, Odsonne Edouard is expected to partner Moussa Dembele at the head of attack.

The predicted 3-5-2 lineup is as follows:

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