The Scottish League Cup final is set to take place on Sunday, February 26th, and it promises to be a thrilling spectacle between two of the country’s biggest rivals, Celtic FC and Rangers. The Celtic are the defending champions. This is the first time these teams will meet in a final since 2019, and with both teams currently in fine form, it will be a mouth-watering clash, which is why it is perhaps worth taking a look at a football guide if you are considering wagering on the game. In this article, we will discuss the team predictions and betting previews to understand the odds in the final.

Celtic FC Preview

Celtic FC comes into the game on the back of a convincing 4-0 win over Aberdeen, and they’ll be looking to carry that momentum into the final. They have a formidable record in the League Cup, having won the competition 20 times, and they’ll be hoping to add another trophy to their collection.

Rangers Preview

On the other hand, Rangers is the most successful team in the Scottish League Cup, having won the title 27 times in history, and they beat Celtic in the final back in 2019. They come into the game equally well, having won their last four matches. With both teams in such strong form, it takes time to pick a clear winner.

Betting Odds and H2H Stats

The top football guide and betting sites predict that Celtic is the favourite to win the upcoming match with odds of 2.20 (6/5). A draw is available with odds of 3.50 (5/2), while Rangers are considered the underdog with 3.50 (5/2) odds to beat Celtic in the derby. The odds for each team to lift the trophy, Rangers are at 2.40 (7/5), while Celtic is the favourite with odds of 1.55 (11/20).

There are some important key factors to consider when making your predictions for the game. Firstly, both teams have been scoring freely in recent weeks, so there’s a good chance we’ll see goals in this match. Over 2.5 goals are available at odds of around 1.90, which could be worth considering.

Another factor to consider is the head-to-head record between the two teams. In the last five meetings between Celtic and Rangers, there have been two wins for Celtic and three draws. Both teams have already faced each other a couple of times in the league this season, with Celtic winning the first match 4-0 and the second match ending in a 2-2 draw. Based on recent form, placing a bet on Rangers carries more risk than betting on Celtic. 

Final Thoughts

Ultimately, predicting the outcome of a game between the Celtic and the Rangers is always challenging. Both teams will be fired up for the final, depending on who performs better on the day. With so much at stake, it promises to be a fascinating encounter that fans of Scottish football won’t want to miss.