Scottish football journalist Hugh Keevins has claimed that “you could make a case for Rangers being favourites” in tomorrow’s Old Firm.

The journalist was quoted on the Twitter account of Clyde One’s Superscoreboard as all the attention turns to Ibrox.

Given Celtic have just won the title, they might be the favourites of many, but Keevins is right. There is absolutely a case for Rangers winning this.

The last two performances against Celtic have been strong. The Ibrox side completely dominated the last meeting on their home ground.

 

Rangers fans are certainly expecting their team to replicate that. This is the club’s final home game of the season and the last chance to really lay down a marker for next year.

Celtic are on the verge of another treble, but you cannot deny Rangers’ progress under Gerrard. The club must now add to their squad with greater quality in order to challenge on more fronts next season.

As part of that, this side have got to let Celtic know that they’re breathing down their necks.

There might be no trophies to play for today, but that doesn’t make this game a dead rubber.

Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack got the winner the last time the two teams met at Ibrox. Jack described it as a “special moment” in his career [Rangers TV]. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Beyond just the pride and bragging rights of the supporters, Rangers need to make a statement.

As for the favourites? If Rangers win this one, there will no debate who the favourites are the next time the two club’s meet at Ibrox.

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