Former Rangers midfielder Barry Ferguson believes his former side will come out on top against Celtic in the Old Firm derby tomorrow afternoon.
Writing in his column for the Daily Record, the ex-Gers star believes that Steven Gerrard’s side will win by a two-goal margin at Ibrox, with striker Alfredo Morelos likely to score:
“I think that’s what will happen and I’m taking a 3-1 win. It wouldn’t surprise me if Morelos gets his name on the scoresheet either because his first derby goal is long overdue. Then again, I don’t care if it’s three own goals – just so long as Rangers get the job done.”
The derby will be a gauge to see how far Rangers have come under Gerrard over the past twelve months. In his first match in charge against Celtic, his side lost 1-0 at Parkhead, but the two teams are in a very different place to last September.
Rangers have recruited heavily over the summer and are keen to overhaul their fierce rivals at the top of the Premiership table. Their opponents, meanwhile, have had a change in manager and have had a difficult summer both on and off the pitch.
The home side will feel they will have a good chance of getting the three points tomorrow and to deal the first blow in the race for the title.