Kris Boyd makes a prediction about Rangers v Celtic

Kris Boyd of Kilmarnock sits on the bench during the Scottish premiership match between Kilmarnock and Celtic at Rugby Park on August 12, 2015 in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

Pedro Caixinha’s Glasgow Rangers will face Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic at Ibrox in the Scottish Premiership this weekend.

Kris Boyd of Kilmarnock during the Betfred Cup First Round between Kilmarnock Football Club and Morton at Rugby Park on July 23, 2016 in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd has told BBC Sport that the Old Firm derby between Rangers and Celtic this coming weekend will be tighter than it was the last time.

Celtic got the better of Rangers 5-1 at Ibrox in the Scottish Premiership last season.

The performance of Brendan Rodgers’s side was as good as it gets; it was the Hoops’ biggest ever win against the Gers at Ibrox as well, as reported by BBC Sport.

Pedro Caixinha poses with a team shirt after he is unveiled as the new manager of Rangers at Ibrox Stadium on March 13, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic will head into the match against Rangers at Ibrox on Saturday afternoon as favourites.

The Hoops have the better team and have better players, with stars such as Scott Sinclair and Moussa Dembele.

Kilmarnock striker Boyd believes that Rangers will find it tough to pick up all three points from the Old Firm derby against Celtic.

Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The 34-year-old Scotsman, though, does not expect the Hoops to find it as easy as it was for them last season.

Boyd had two different spells at Rangers, first from 2006 until 2010 and then in 2014-15.

“I don’t expect it to be that, but I think it will be tighter but it will be a tough game for Rangers,” Boyd told BBC Sport.

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