Rangers striker Kemar Roofe is crowded out by the Celtic defence during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on March 21, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland.
Rangers striker Kemar Roofe is crowded out by the Celtic defence during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on March 21, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Supercomputer predicts where Rangers and Celtic would be in the Premier League - how does it affect Fulham, Burnley, Aston Villa and Leeds United?

It's a question we've all pondered: how would SPL champions Rangers and rivals Celtic get on if they were invited to join England's top flight?

Monday, 26th April 2021, 4:04 pm
Updated Monday, 26th April 2021, 4:06 pm

Well, boffins in bettingexpert.com's research lab have been totting up the numbers on their fingers to configure just how well the Old Firm would perform.

Taking into account the pair's points-per-game record against English opposition, the supercomputer has calculated where the Scottish teams would be sitting in this season’s Premier League table after 32 games.

A Bettingexpert.com spokesperson said: “Rangers have typically struggled when facing Premier League opponents, but one caveat is their impressive title win this season, as well as a strong run in the Europa League that could give them a better chance in the Premier League than history suggests.

“Celtic have experienced a dip this year, but recent results against English clubs suggest they might be better suited to coping with a significant step up in quality.

“This also gives an indication as to how the Scottish clubs may have done had they been included in a European Super League with Celtic, for example, just one point off Arsenal in this scenario."

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