Derek Johnstone responds when asked for his Rangers v Celtic prediction

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Rangers legend Derek Johnstone has offered his opinion on this weekend's clash with Celtic.

Rangers hero Derek Johnstone has told the Glasgow Evening Times that it's a 'heart versus head' decision for him when asked for his prediction against Celtic.

The Gers hammered Premiership side Dundee 4-0 in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup, and once Celtic beat Morton, the semi-final draw paired the two Old Firm rivals against each other.

Sunday's clash at Hampden Park is just the second meeting between the famous rivals since the end of the 2011/12 season, as Celtic beat Rangers 2-0 in the Scottish League Cup last season.

Now though, Rangers have renewed hope. They were a team in shambles when they last faced Celtic, but manager Mark Warburton has turned the club around, guiding them to the Scottish Championship title as well as the Petrofac Training Cup.

Fans truly believe that Rangers can spring a shock and beat Celtic, despite the Bhoys being on the verge of winning the Scottish Premiership title again - and Gers hero Derek Johnstone has been asked for his prediction by the Glasgow Evening Times.

Johnstone admitted that it's a 'heart versus head' battle for him, and he usually goes with his heart, which tells him that Rangers will win the game.

However, Johnstone suggested that his head is telling him that Celtic's experience and greater quality could seal the deal for Ronny Deila's men again, just like last year.

"It is a heart versus head one for me," said Johnstone. "There is no reason why Rangers can’t win but Celtic will be up for it and they will win the Premiership. My heart says Rangers and I would usually go with my heart. I would never rule out Rangers but Celtic have the experience so they are rightly favourites and will be expecting to win the game," he added.

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