Pierre Van Hooijdonk predicts Celtic v Rangers
By Danny Wright
Pierre Van Hooijdonk has predicted that Celtic will make it a fourth win of the season over Rangers on Sunday.
The 47-year-old played for the Bhoys between 1995 and 1997 and lifted the Scottish Cup during his time at Parkhead.
He scored 56 goals in 92 games in all competitions for Celtic and was the Scottish top flight’s top goalscorer in 1995/96 when he smashed 26 goals.
Brendan Rodgers’ side have already got the better of their inner-city rivals on three occasions this season.
They delivered a 5-1 thrashing in the league in September before knocking them out of the Scottish League Cup semi-final at Hampden Park.
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“I feel that it will be another green day in Scotland today,” said Van Hooijdonk on his personal Twitter account.
— Pierre van Hooijdonk (@pierrevh17) March 12, 2017
Celtic are unbeaten in domestic football this season, with only a single draw against Inverness in September that has tainted their almost unblemished record.
Funnily enough, Inverness currently sit bottom of the Scottish Premier League and there is less of a gap between them and third-placed Rangers than there is between Celtic and Sunday’s opponents.
Van Hooijdonk went on to play for Nottingham Forest, Benfica and Feyenoord before ending his career in 2007. He earned 46 caps for the Netherlands and scored 14 goals for his nation.
The greatest achievement of his career was when he lifted the 2002 UEFA Cup with the Dutch club where he had two spells.
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