Where to watch Celtic vs Rangers live stream, TV channel, lineups, prediction for Scottish Premiership Old Firm derby

Celtic host old foes Rangers at Parkhead in Glasgow on December 30 in the biggest game the Scottish Premiership has to offer — and one that could have a huge say on the title race.

Brendan Rodgers’ defending champions have a five-point lead ahead of second-place Rangers, but the latter have two league games in hand.

Philippe Clement’s side have been faultless in recent weeks, with five successive league wins, while Celtic have lost two of their past four in league action.

Celtic have only lost the Old Firm derby once in the past eight league meetings between these teams, but that defeat came in May this year, when Rangers ran out 3-0 winners. They will look to improve on their record of just two victories in 17 away games against their city rivals.

The Sporting News looks at the key details ahead of this game, including how to watch it across the world, kickoff times and the latest lineup news.

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What time does Celtic vs Rangers kick off?

This Scottish Premiership clash takes place at Parkhead in Glasgow, Scotland and kicks off on Saturday, December 30 at 12:30 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Sat, Dec. 30 7:30 a.m. ET
Canada Sat, Dec. 30 7:30 a.m. ET
UK Sat, Dec. 30 12:30 p.m. GMT
Australia Sat, Dec. 30 11:30 p.m. AEDT

Celtic vs Rangers live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this SPFL match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming
USA CBS Sports Network Fubo

UK Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football Sky GO, Now TV
Australia beIN Sports 2 beIN Sports Connect

USA: This game is being broadcast on the CBS Sports Network with live streaming via Fubo.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream this match live and on demand on beIN Sports.

UK: This match is available for live broadcast with Sky Sports and streaming options via Sky GO and Now TV.

MORE: Watch Premier League matches live with Fubo in USA

Celtic vs Rangers lineups, team news

Celtic are still without James McCarthyLiel Abada and Reo Hatate through injury but Rodgers is unlikely to make changes following a 3-0 win at Aberdeen last time out.

Celtic (4-3-3, right to left): Hart (GK) — Johnston, Carter-Vickers, Scales, Taylor — O’Riley, McGregor, Bernardo — Maeda, Furuhashi, Palma.

Celtic subs (9): TBC

Rangers’ injury list includes some key absentees for Clement with Kemar Roofe, John Lundstram and Tom Lawrence all ruled out.

Rangers (4-3-3, right to left): Butland (GK) — Tavernier, Goldson, Balogun, Yilmaz — Dowell, Sterling, Cantwell — Matondo, Dessers, Sima.

Rangers subs (9): TBC

Celtic vs Rangers prediction

Rangers’ form is a key pre-game factor for Celtic to deal with despite their advantage at the top of the table at the end of 2023.

However, the duopoly of the two teams means a victory for the hosts could effectively settle the title race before a ball is kicked in 2024, even accounting for Rangers’ games in hand.

Celtic have already beaten Rangers this season — with a 1-0 victory at Ibrox in September — and this game could have Rodgers on the road to another trophy in Glasgow.

Prediction: Celtic 2-1 Rangers

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