Michael Ball makes early prediction of Rangers v Celtic clash

Andy Halliday celebrates with Kenny Miller after scoring the second goal for Rangers

Mark Warburton’s Glasgow Rangers will face Old Firm rivals Celtic at Ibrox in the Scottish Premiership on New Year’s Eve.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates winning the Scottish Championship with the trophyRangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates winning the Scottish Championship with the trophy

Michael Ball has suggested on social networking site Twitter that his former club Rangers will win against Celtic in the Scottish Premiership on New Year’s Eve.

Rangers will feature in the Scottish Premiership next season after winning automatic promotion from the Scottish Championship at the end of the 2015-16 campaign.

The Gers will take on Celtic away from home at Celtic Park in the first Old Firm derby of the season on September 10.

Bolton manager Neil LennonNew Celtic manager Neil Lennon

Mark Warburton’s side will host the Bhoys at Ibrox in the Scottish Premiership on New Year’s Eve (or New Year's Day, Weekend of December 31).

Former Rangers defender Ball has suggested on Twitter that Rangers will win the match against Celtic and head into the New Year on a positive note.

Andy Halliday celebrates with Kenny Miller after scoring the second goal for RangersAndy Halliday celebrates with Rangers teammates

Rangers will head into the 2016-17 Scottish Premiership campaign brimming with confidence and optimistic.

Celtic will start the season as favourites to win the league title, but the Gers will be expected by many to challenge the Hoops.

Winning the championship may not be possible for Warburton’s side, but fans should be happy if they give it a go and finish second in the table.

General view of Celtic Park

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