Football Tips: Furuhashi the key in our 25/1 Old Firm bet builder for Sunday

Our tipster Shane O'Brien is backing the Japanese striker to fire Celtic to the brink of the title.

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It’s the final Old Firm derby of the season at Celtic Park on Sunday – and the stakes couldn’t be higher.

Celtic would all-but win the title with three points, and Rangers could claw themselves back to just a three point deficit if they repeat their heroics the last time these two teams met in April.

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Sunday represents Rangers’ final chance to dent Celtic’s irrepressible march to the Scottish title, but even a Rangers victory would probably not be enough to stop Celtic from wrestling back the Scottish crown from their bitter rivals.

Celtic currently enjoy a six-point lead over Rangers with a vastly superior goal difference and the chances of them dropping more than three points in their final three games are extremely remote.

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Sunday 1st May: Celtic v Rangers
TV: Sky Sports Football
Kick-off: Midday

Handicap Betting: Celtic (-1)

Agne Postecoglou’s side have been relentless in the league in 2022, winning 14 of their last 15 games to ignite what appeared to be an unlikely title charge at the turn of the year. They have beaten Rangers twice in that 15-game run, winning 3-0 at Celtic Park before emerging 2-1 winners in a closely fought affair at Ibrox.

Rangers have since gotten some revenge with a 2-1 win of their own in the Scottish Cup semi-final, but they are unlikely to upset the Celtic applecart on Sunday. The Scottish champions come into this game off the back of a 1-0 defeat in Leipzig in the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday, while Celtic have had a full week to prepare.

Their fresh legs should make a difference on Sunday.

Both teams to score? No

Celtic boast the best defensive record in the league by a considerable distance, conceding just 19 goals in 34 games so far. However, their defensive record at home has been particularly impressive. Postecoglou’s side have conceded just four times at Celtic Park in 16 league games this season, conceding just one goal in every four home games.

Rangers naturally boast the second-best attacking record in Scotland and will ask tough questions of Celtic’s defence, but it’s hard to see them breaking down such a resolute outfit.

Kyogo Furuhashi anytime goalscorer

Kyogo Furuhashi returned to scoring ways against St. Mirren last Sunday, putting four months of injury setbacks behind him. Furuhashi had been enjoying a stellar debut season at Celtic Park before picking up a hamstring injury at Christmas.

Despite those injury setbacks, Furuhashi remains Celtic’s top scorer in all competitions, scoring an impressive 17 goals in 27 appearance this season. He has scored nine league goals in 13 league starts and it is frightening to think that Celtic managed to win 12 out of 13 games without him.

With Furuhashi back in the side for the final four games of the season, a Celtic league title seems inevitable. He can continue his comeback from injury against Rangers on Sunday.

Rangers to have four or more shots on target

Celtic may boast an incredible defensive record at home, but Rangers do boast the best away attacking record of any side in the top flight. The Scottish champions have scored 36 goals in 17 away league games this season, a marginally better record than Celtic’s 36 goals in 18 games. They have recorded 26 shots on target in their last six league games, including six against Celtic at Ibrox at the beginning of April.

There is a good chance that they will ask serious questions of Celtic’s excellent defensive record on Sunday.

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