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Celtic play Rangers this lunchtime at Ibrox, as the two rivals face off for a sixth and final time this season.

Celtic claimed another win over Rangers last Sunday in the Scottish Cup Semi-Final, keeping the Celts dreams of the treble firmly alive.

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Focusing back on the league, both teams have collected 11 points from their last five premiership games. Rangers won last time out against Partick Thistle, while Celtic’s saw off Kilmarnock.

A win for Rangers will be a small consolation for the Gers who will be dying to get a win over their rivals this season. The Ibrox faithful will be looking for a big result, having been beaten in four of the previous five meetings between the sides this season.

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha is hoping his side put in a better performance than they did last Sunday, Caixinha said he was `ashamed` to face the Rangers fans after the game. Adding his side must `feel shame about the result`.

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Rangers veteran Kenny Miller also called for his side to put in a better account of themselves, saying “we’ll use the negatives as the positives as we know what we need not do”. Miller added Rangers can’t let Celtic have all the possession if they are to get any sort of result today.

Celtic will be able to call on Scott Brown, who had his red card at Ross County downgraded to a yellow card on Thursday following an appeal, but are likely to be without Moussa Dembele, who suffered a hamstring injury in the Semi-Final.

The host’s Rangers will be without Lee Hodson who is out on the sidelines after getting injured in training.

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