By Amir Mir

Chris Sutton believes Celtic’s clash against Rangers will be decided by how the Rangers centre-backs perform.

Clint Hill and Rob Kiernan start in defence for the Gers, as they have to contend with attacking duo Scott Sinclair and Moussa Dembele.

But former Celtic man Sutton was adamant where the game will be decided ahead of the highly anticipated Old Firm clash.

“This game will be decided simply on how the Rangers two centre-halves play, they could do with a Terry Butcher,” Sutton told BT Sport.

Brendan Rodgers’ side humiliated their Glasgow counterparts 5-1 in their last league meeting in September, with striker Moussa Dembele netting a hat-trick.

However, Mark Warburton’s side will be hoping for a repeat of last season’s semi-final, when the Gers defeated Celtic on penalties, while they were still a Championship club.

Fellow Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen await the winner of this contest, after they beat Greenock Morton 2-0 on Saturday afternoon in the other semi-final.

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