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Celtic: Alan Hutton makes title claim

Celtic: Alan Hutton makes title claim -Celtic News

Pundit Alan Hutton believes both Celtic and Rangers could slip up in the final eight games of the season, Football Insider report.

The Lowdown: Celtic’s fine form

The Hoops have been almost perfect in the Premiership following the winter break, dropping just two points from a possible 30.

They returned to the top of the table with a 3-0 win over their rivals at the beginning of February and have increased their lead over Rangers to three points.

All of the club’s focus is now on domestic football after being dumped out of the Europa Conference League by Bodo/Glimt, with the Hoops still in the Scottish Cup too, where they face Dundee United in the quarter-finals on Monday.

The Latest: Hutton’s comments

Former Ibrox man Hutton, who contributes for BBC Radio 5 Live, was talking to Football Insider in a story shared on Wednesday.

He was asked for his thoughts after Ange Postecoglou said his side will be a “hard team to stop” following the win over Livingston on Sunday. This is what Hutton had to say in reply, admiring the Celtic boss but predicting more twists and turns.

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“There are only eight games left, that is it. It’s not like there are loads to go. There are only eight games to go and two of them are Old Firm games.

“It may come down to that. I’ve still got a feeling both teams could possibly drop points elsewhere, which is obviously a worry.

“What I like about Ange Postecoglou is he’s very open and honest. He doesn’t try and pull the wool over anybody’s eyes. If they get beat, he tells it how it is, if they win, he tells it how it is.

“He feels his team are a winning team, a team that’s capable of probably going eight games unbeaten. He’s confident of that and it’s good to hear that but I think Rangers are very similar at the moment.

“Yes, their form’s been a bit up and down but they’re more than capable of going on a winning run.”

The Verdict: Rangers games key?

With just eight games to go, you’d expect the two Glasgow derby fixtures will have the major say in the race for the Premiership title.

However, the Hoops are three points clear and have a better goal difference than Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side, so Postecoglou’s side could even pick up just one point from a possible six against Rangers and still possibly lift the title.

They won’t want to do it that way of course, but it looks set to go down to the wire over the coming months.

In other news: ‘Oh my god…’ – Celtic pundit fuming at ‘unbelievable’ news he’s hearing from Parkhead. 


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