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31st Dec, 2016 | 11:03am

Three reasons why Rangers will triumph in the Old Firm derby

COMMENT by Amir Mir

Rangers take on their old enemies Celtic in a highly-anticipated Old Firm clash on Saturday afternoon.

Brendan Rodgers side have already claimed the bragging rights for this season by beating their rivals on two occasions.

Here, Football Insider looks at the three reasons as to why the Gers can end the Bhoys undefeated streak in the league and claim a valuable win.

Ibrox crowd

The home crowd can make a bid difference in any sporting competition and it will be no difference at Ibrox. Celtic will provide a threat, but having the home fans cheer you on and intimidate the away side will play its part during the match. Rangers will know getting an early goal can set the place alive and if they do that then they will back themselves to pick up all three points.

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Mark Warburton has tasted the winning feeling before

The former Brentford boss may have suffered two damaging defeats this season, but he has already tasted victory in the Old Firm. Warburton guided his side to a penalty shoot-out victory against the Hoops in April during the semi-final stages of the Scottish League Cup. This shows that the Englishman understands how to beat their bitter rivals and do it under pressure. He will need to use that once again at the weekend if he wants to end 2016 on a high.

Martyn Waghorn 

The Gers striker could start against the Hoops at Ibrox after his manager left him out of the starting XI that drew 1-1 with St Johnstone on Wednesday. The 26-year-old is a powerful centre-forward, who loves an eye for a goal and there is no doubt he will cause problems for Rodgers side. During the two defeats against Celtic this term, Waghorn has only played 47 minutes, not enough time for him to showcase his talent. If the Englishman is given a starting role then he can guide his team to a much-needed victory.

In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton has slammed this Gers senior figure for talking absolute nonsense.