Celtic v Rangers: Ladbrokes go all out for the Old Firm derby

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A first Old Firm derby in almost three years has sent punters into overdrive according to Ladbrokes and looking at the firm’s offers on the Scottish League Cup semi-final, the bookmakers look the only place to bet on the colossal clash.

Following on from what could be a momentous morning for Scots with Andy Murray contesting the Australian Open final hours before, Ladbrokes are going the whole hog for the 13:30pm kick-off from Hampden Park.

Firstly, the firm are going industry top price on all correct score and first goalscorer bets for Celtic against Rangers over the 90 minutes.

For T’s and C’s on the offer click here. Meanwhile, read on to find out where it may be best to expose these prices and check out further price boosts on the semi-final.

First goalscorer: John Guidetti @ 10/3

It really does make sense to go with the Hoops’ top scorer in the form of on-loan Manchester City striker Guidetti, despite his seven-game barren spell in front of goal.

The Swede has already scored four in this competition for Ronny Deila’s side, inclusing a hat-trick in the 6-0 rout of Partick.

Correct Score: Celtic 2-1 Rangers @ 8/1

Despite the unusual scenario of Celtic being overwhelming favourites for the tie thanks to the divisional gap, the stakes demand that this will be a fiercely contested match.

Four of the last six League Cup Old Firm clashes have finished 2-1 to the Gers, with the other two seeing Celtic prevail 2-0 winners, so in all instances exactly two goals have been scored by the victorious team.

Old Firm Price Boots:

Celtic to win and BTTS was 7/4 now 5/2
Rangers to win and BTTS was 12/1 now 16/1 (both apply to 90 mins betting)

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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