Kris Boyd has tipped former club Rangers to beat Celtic to the Premiership title this season, killing their dream of 10-in-a-row.
The Hoops are potentially nine months from history as Neil Lennon’s side look to make it double figures with regards to how many league crowns they’ve won in succession.
Rangers kick off their season with a trip to Aberdeen this afternoon, while Celtic are home to Hamilton tomorrow.
The Bhoys finished 13 points clear of Steven Gerrard’s side last season, despite losing to the Gers in December.
But former Rangers hitman Boyd believes that his ex-club’s Old Firm rivals are ‘definitely weaker’ in comparison to previous seasons, and claims that Gerrard has it in him to inspire ‘something special’ during the 2020-21 campaign.
He told The Scottish Sun: “There’s been no stopping Celtic for the past nine seasons. But this is Rangers’ year. If there is anyone at Ibrox who doesn’t believe that, they’re playing for the wrong football club and someone should show them the door.
“Celtic aren’t as strong as they have been in recent years. For me, they’re definitely weaker. On the flip side, Gerrard is a year older and wiser and I can genuinely see him leading my old club to something special.”
It’s a pretty bold claim by Boyd because, as things stand, it’ll be so hard for Rangers to stop Celtic – and that’s with Alfredo Morelos.
The Colombian is heavily linked with a move away from Ibrox and considering he scored 28 goals during the first half of last season, can the light Blues replace him and still win the league? It’s doubtful, but where there’s a will there’s a way – and Gerrard certainly has the will to end the Hoops’ domination.