Simon Jordan makes bold Rangers prediction ahead of Celtic showdown
By Will Butcher
Simon Jordan believes Rangers could cause an upset against Old Firm rivals Celtic on Sunday as the two do battle in the Scottish Cup semi-final.
The two teams go head-to-head for the fifth time this season, as the Gers look to prevent the Bhoys from completing a treble in Brendan Rodgers’ first season north of the border.
Former Crystal Palace owner Jordan claimed on his personal Twitter account that Pedro Caixinha’s side could “get a result” at Hampden Park.
It’s a bold claim, as the Gers have failed to beat Celtic in all four attempts throughout the season with the Hoops big favourites to book their place in the final.
— Simon Jordan (@Sjopinion10) April 23, 2017
The Gers have lost three of their four encounters, including a 5-1 loss in September before drawing 1-1 under interim boss Graeme Murty last month at Ibrox.
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Now, Portuguese manager Caixinha takes charge of his first Old Firm derby in the semi-final, and will be desperate to produce a repeat of last season’s semi-final between the two sides.
That saw the Gers win on penalties after a 2-2 draw in normal time, as they progressed to the final only to lose 3-2 to Hibernian.
Neil Lennon’s Hibs lost in the competition’s other semi-final on Saturday, as Aberdeen secured a 3-2 triumph to progress to the final on May 27.