Peter Lovenkrands predicts Rangers v Celtic outcome

Rangers hero Peter Lovenkrands is backing his former club to beat Celtic.

Rangers hero Peter Lovenkrands has told The Scottish Sun that he has belief that the Gers will beat Old Firm rivals Celtic this weekend.

The Gers hammered Dundee 4-0 in the last round of the Scottish Cup, and with Celtic beating Morton 3-0, the draw paired the two teams together in a fierce semi-final clash.

Rangers have just clinched promotion to the Scottish Premiership by winning the Championship title, and Mark Warburton's men even won the Petrofac Training Cup with a win over Peterhead on Sunday, meaning they head into Sunday's clash in great form.

Many will naturally make Celtic favourites for the game given that they're in the Premiership and heading towards the title, but one former Rangers player doesn't think that way.

Danish winger Peter Lovenkrands, who hit 54 goals in 182 games for Rangers, has told The Scottish Sun that he believes Warburton's side will come out on top.

Lovenkrands believes that Rangers are playing with so much confidence that they can beat Celtic, and are playing a fast brand of football which Celtic may struggle to cope with.

The 36-year-old thinks Rangers can 'damage Celtic and win the game' on Sunday, becoming one of the few to predict a Rangers victory at Hampden Park.

"The confidence that Rangers have gives me belief," said Lovenkrands. "They’re playing really fast football, creating a lot of chances — they’re playing a completely different style from the last time they played Celtic. Of course Celtic will be doing their homework, looking at the way Rangers have been playing and preparing for the game — but I do think Rangers’ high intensity and ball possession will surprise them."

"Celtic are used to doing that — the last time the teams met they moved the ball around and had a lot of possession. But now Rangers are doing it as well, so it’ll be interesting to see who wins the battle. With the team they have at the moment, I do think Rangers can go out and damage Celtic and win the game," he added.

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