Predicted Rangers side to play Celtic: Dodoo should start

Rangers fans

Here is how we predict Celtic and Rangers will line up this weekend:

To be played on Sunday 23rd April 2017 at 11:00. Venue: Celtic Park,

Odds: Celtic 2/5, Draw 7/2, Rangers 13/2

New Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha after the press conference

Celtic and Rangers go head-to-head in the Scottish Cup semi-final this weekend with both sides having a chance of victory despite the Bhoys running away with the league this season.

Pedro Caixinha’s arrival at Ibrox has transformed Rangers’ fortunes and they look a different proposition heading into the crunch clash, with a number of players who were previously on the fringes suddenly thrust into the spotlight.

Celtic fans may be confident of a win but Rangers proved in a recent 1-1 draw – when the Gers were the better side – that they are not to be underestimated.

Celtic had looked set to be without the suspended Scott Brown after the midfielder was sent off against Ross County last weekend, and the skipper’s absence would have been a major blow for Brendan Rodgers’ side. But with the player lodging an appeal against that dismissal he now looks set to feature on Sunday.

Rangers may well keep the faith with young defenders Myles Beerman and David Yates after the duo impressed in recent matches.

With that in mind here is how we expect Celtic and Rangers to line up on Sunday:

Celtic predicted lineup

  • Craig Gordon
  • Dedryck Boyata
  • Mikael Lustig
  • Erik Sviatchenko
  • Kieran Tierney
  • Stuart Armstrong
  • Nir Bitton
  • Scott Brown
  • James Forrest
  • Scott Sinclair
  • Moussa Dembélé

Rangers predicted lineup

  • Wes Foderingham
  • David Bates
  • Myles Beerman
  • Clint Hill
  • James Tavernier
  • Jason Holt
  • Emerson Hyndman
  • Jon Toral
  • Joe Dodoo
  • Kenny Miller
  • Martyn Waghorn

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