In the Scottish Premiership season 2019-20, defending champions Celtic are hot favourites to win a 9th consecutive championship.
Since Rangers suffered bankruptcy and relegation to the third tier back in 2012, Celtic has dominated the Scottish football scene. Let’s be honest, this league has been about as tense and unpredictable as an episode of The Big Bang Theory, but things could be about to change, for a couple of reasons.
Firstly, Celtic are a squad in transition. The Hoops lost several big names in the summer transfer window, particularly in defence. Kieran Tierney, Dedryck Boyata and Mikael Lustig will surely be sorely missed.
More importantly, Rangers continue to improve every season. Under manager Steven Gerrard, they are now able to attract the big names capable of posing a genuine challenge to Celtic. In their transfer window, the Gers secured the services of winger Ryan Kent for £7m, a record fee since the club’s fall from grace.
Rangers will surely win the Scottish Premiership again sooner or later – and it’s going to be interesting to see if they can do it in 2019-20.
Can any other team outside the Old Firm win the Scottish title? It’s unlikely – the last time we had a different winner was Aberdeen way back in 1985. The Dons are again third favourites to be champions of Scotland, with Edinburgh rivals Hearts and Hibs also potential dark horses.
Follow all the ups and downs in the Scottish Premiership with our awesome interactive table. It shows the progress of each team from Match Day 1 all the way through to the final whistle in May.
Interactive Scottish Premiership Table 2019-20
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Scottish Premiership Latest Odds
Celtic and Rangers were favourites to win the Scottish title at the start of the season, but what’s the latest betting situation? Here is how William Hill currently rate the top teams’ chances of winning the Scottish Premiership.
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What’s Going to Happen Next in the Scottish Premiership?
Scotland’s top-flight returns on the 19th of October. Celtic host Ross County and new league leaders Rangers face a tricky trip to Hearts. The next Old Firm meeting is on 29th December when Rangers travel to Celtic Park.