Celtic vs Rangers live stream, match preview, team news and kick-off time for this Scottish Premiership match

Ryan Jack of Rangers and Aaron Mooy of Celtic challenge for the ball during the Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox on January 2, 2023 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.
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Celtic vs Rangers live stream and match preview, Saturday April 8, 12:30pm BST

Celtic vs Rangers live stream and match preview

Looking for a Celtic vs Rangers live stream ? We've got you covered. Celtic vs Rangers is on Sky Sports in the UK. In the UK from abroad? Use a VPN to watch the Scottish Premiership with your subscription from anywhere.

Old Firm rivals Celtic and Rangers face off for the fourth time this season on Saturday lunchtime, with the hosts knowing that a win all but ends the Scottish Premiership title race.

Celtic come into this clash already nine points clear of their sworn Glasgow enemies – so even defeat would be far from terminal to their title chances – but pick up three points and they'll be able to all but reach out and touch top-flight crown number 53.

With just eight games of the season remaining and both teams in rampant form, Rangers know that it will take a minor miracle for them to keep alive their faint hopes of a record-extending 56th top-flight title – but Michael Beale will be determined to mastermind the Gers' first Old Firm triumph since August 2021.

Rangers' last success at Celtic Park came back in October 2020; Celtic romped to a 4-0 league victory on their home patch in September, before kicking 2023 off with a 2-2 draw at Ibrox then winning February's Scottish League Cup final 2-1.

Kick-off is at 12:30pm BST.

Team news

Ange Postecoglou has named the following Celtic starting 11: (4-3-3) Joe Hart; Alistair Johnston; Cameron Carter-Vickers, Carl Starfelt, Greg Taylor; Aaron Mooy, Callum McGregor, Matt O'Riley; Jota, Kyogo Furuhashi, Daizen Maeda

Michael Beale has selected the following Rangers starting 11: (4-2-3-1) Allan McGregor; James Tavernier (captain), John Souttar, Ben Davies, Borna Barisic; Nicolas Raskin, Ryan Jack; Todd Cantwell, Malik Tillman, Ryan Kent; Alfredo Morelos


Celtic enter this encounter on a run of 15 straight wins in all competitions; in fact, they've won 22 of their last 23 games, with the only slight blip the 2-2 draw away to Rangers in January.

Rangers' form isn't quite as impressive, but they have lost just one of their last 22 outings – the League Cup final against Celtic – and are on a 10-match Premiership winning streak.


Kevin Clancy will be the referee for Celtic vs Rangers.


Celtic vs Rangers will be played at 60,411-capacity Celtic Park in Glasgow.

Kick-off and channel

Celtic vs Rangers kick-off is at 12:30pm BST on Saturday, April 8 in the UK. The game is being shown on Sky Sports Main Events and Sky Sports Football

In the US, kick-off time is 7:30am ET / 4:30am ET. The match will be shown on CBS in the US. See below for international broadcast options.

VPN guide

Use a VPN to watch Scottish Premiership football from outside your country

If you’re out of the country for a Scottish Premiership fixture, then you won't be able to watch on your domestic streaming service as usual. The broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!) and blocks you from watching it. You can use a VPN to get around that, though, without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs, creates a private connection between your device and t'internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and will let you watch. And all the info going between is entirely encrypted, anonymous and safe – and that's a result.

There are plenty of good-value options out there. For the Premier League, FourFourTwo currently recommends:


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International Premier League TV rights

• UK: Sky Sports and BT Sport are the two main players once again, but Amazon also have a slice of the pie in 2022/23. 
• USA: NBC Sports Group are the Premier League rights holders, with the Peacock Premium streaming platform showing even more than the 175 games it aired last season. If you pick up a fuboTV subscription for the games not on Peacock Premium, you'll be able to watch every game.
• Canada: The way to watch Premier League football in 2022/23 is fuboTV, which has exclusive rights to all the action.
• Australia: Optus Sport will screen every game of the Premier League season. Non-subscribers can access the action via a Fetch TV box and other friendly streaming devices.
• New Zealand: Sky Sport are serving up all 380 games – plus various highlights and magazine shows throughout the week, as well as the Champions League.

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Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for The Analyst and When Saturday Comes, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...