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Sunday 8th December 2019

Rangers Celtic Betfred Cup

2019/20 Betfred Cup final day!

It's Rangers v Celtic in the Betfred Cup final at Hampden Park this afternoon, live on BT Sport with a 3.00pm kick-off...

Pitch: No pitch inspection required despite the heavy overnight rain.

Road to Hampden: Rangers have beaten East Fife (3-0), Livingston (1-0) and Heart of Midlothian (3-0) to reach the final. Celtic have knocked out Dunfermline Athletic (2-1 after extra time), Partick Thistle (5-0) and Hibernian (5-2).

Betfred Cup pedigree: Celtic have won the Betfred Cup in each of the past three seasons and 18 times overall. Rangers have lifted the trophy a record 27 times but this is their first final appearance since 2010/11.

Past meetings: This is the 15th League Cup final between Rangers and Celtic and the Ibrox club lead the series by nine wins to five. They won the last final 2-1 after extra time in 2010/11 while Celtic came out on top two years earlier, winning 2-0 after extra time. Celtic triumphed 2-0 at Ibrox in the Ladbrokes Premiership on September 1 and they meet again on December 29.

Recent form: Celtic have won their last 11 games in all competitions and are two points clear in the title race. Both teams have suffered just two defeats this season - one each in the Premiership and one in Europe. Celtic have won 30 domestic cup ties in a row since losing the 2015/16 Scottish Cup semi-final on penalties to Rangers.

Referee: William Collum, AR1: David Roome, AR2: Alan Mulvanny, 4th Official: Kevin Clancy

Programme: A4 size, 84-page edition on sale, priced £5

Charity: There will be a bucket collection for Glasgow's Children's Hospital Charity

Tickets: Sold-out. A new access control system is in place at the turnstiles - full details HERE

Turnstiles: Open 90 minutes before the 3.00pm kick-off, i.e 1.30pm. Fans are advised to arrive at the stadium in plenty of time as enhanced searches will be in operation.

Travel: Full Police Scotland travel advice for fans attending the game can be found HERE

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