Celtic vs Rangers predictions get world media treatment as 'hostile' clash proves big-time

Most eyes in Scotland will be on the east end of Glasgow tomorrow as Celtic host Rangers in the final Old Firm derby of the league season.

It's always the biggest club fixture on the calendar anyway but with so much riding on this one, even the neutral will be interested to see how it pans out. Can Gers get a first win at Parkhead in four years to keep their title hopes alive. Lose and they're basically over and a draw wouldn't really be much better.

As we know, it's not just this country where there is interest in this game. It's the fixture in Scotland which does have eyes on it from all across the UK and much further afield with expats around the world following along with foreigners who just have an interest in football and the outcome.

The world's media has been building it up so here is a look at what they've been saying.

Sponichi (Japan)

"The race for the title is still uncertain, but this puts pressure on Rangers to win. Celtic have gained momentum with the return of Daizen Maeda."

Voetbal Primeur (Belgium)

"Rangers and Celtic are locked in a thrilling championship race, with Celtic having amassed three points more than their rival. The Scottish Premiership is slowly heading towards the showdown, and both teams have the chance to deliver a big blow to their rivals and title contenders."

Whoscored (Worldwide)

"The top two teams in the Scottish Premiership lock horns for the fourth and penultimate time – in all competitions - this season, as Celtic host Rangers at Parkhead on Saturday lunchtime. The Hoops head into this weekend's game brimming with confidence, after sweeping Hearts aside to avoid consecutive home defeats against the capital club for the first time since May 1961. Celtic have won seven of their last eight home matches in the Scottish Premiership, scoring at least twice in six of those. A victory against their fierce rivals puts them on the verge of the league title.

"Aided by a Kilmarnock red card last weekend before a rampant victory at Ibrox, Rangers head to Celtic Park with their hopes of winning the Scottish Premiership title hanging by a thread. They trail their bitter rivals by three points heading into this weekend's meeting and failure to come away with a win will make it very difficult for the Gers to leapfrog Celtic at the top of the table with two games left.

"Celtic look to have the bit between their teeth recently and haven't lost to Rangers this season. The Hoops are heading towards their 12th title in 13 seasons, so should get the better of the Gers to effectively seal the deal."

NU (Netherlands)

"Celtic can virtually seal a 12th Scottish Premiership title in 13 seasons on Saturday but Rangers have one final chance to reel in their Glasgow rivals when they make the short trip to a hostile Celtic Park. The Hoops are hot favourites to seal the deal - boasting a three-point lead and a superior goal difference with just three league matches left to play after a rollercoaster season for both teams."

L'Equipe (France)

"The suspense remains for who will win the title. The two teams will approach the last phase of the championship in the top six standings and face off again to see if Celtic or Rangers will be crowned this season. Celtic have the advantage of three points and momentum is with them. Celtic are eight games without a loss. "

Derby (Italy)

"A fiery Old Firm will be staged at Celtic Park on Saturday. There are three very important points up for grabs that could virtually award the title to Celtic, but if Rangers were to prevail, everything would come back into question with two games to go. Brendan Rodgers' green and whites have won the last three but Philippe Clement has been daring and will have to be spectacular at Celtic Park."

A Bola (Portugal)

"Premiership champions Celtic are three points above Glasgow rivals Rangers at the top of the table and have a better goal difference with just three league games remaining. Celtic will not play defensively but with momentum in front of this home crowd at Celtic Park. Callum McGregor has a long and successful history in Old Firm games and is likely to have another.."