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28th Dec, 2016 | 6:26pm

Kris Boyd responds to whether Rangers can beat Celtic on Saturday

By Harvey Byne

Kris Boyd believes his former Rangers side have a chance of beating fierce rivals Celtic on Saturday afternoon.

The two Glaswegian rivals are preparing to face each other for the third time this campaign on New Years Eve at Ibrox for the Premiership clash.

The Hoops have already claimed two victories over the Gers so far this season with an emphatic 5-1 win alongside a much tighter 1-0.

Brendan Rodgers’ side are also dominating the league with 14 points separating Celtic from second placed Rangers.

However, Boyd believes that his old team can earn a victory on home soil, ending Celtic’s unbeaten league run.

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“Yeah I do,” said Boyd responding to whether Rangers could beat Celtic, as shown on Periscope. “I think the way Celtic have been all season has been excellent, but I think Rangers at home have an opportunity.”

Rangers will be pleased with their season so far after winning promotion back to the Premiership this season.

However, fans will soon be wanting to close the gap on Celtic, who have established their dominance over Scotland since the Gers’ demotion in 2012.

Celtic are on course to win their sixth title in succession, taking their tally up to 48 league victories.

They are six titles behind Rangers and while it looks unlikely that Mark Warburton’s team can end Celtic’s league hopes this season, they will be keen to put an end to the unbeaten run on Saturday.

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