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Rangers v Celtic: Is this the game that decides the title?

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The final Old Firm derby of the season is upon us and comes with it the chance for one of Celtic or Rangers to put one hand on the Scottish Women’s Premier League trophy.

If that wasn’t enough drama, there’s been a bit of verbal aggro between the two managers.

Last weekend, Jo Potter criticised Celtic’s pre-match huddle after Rangers’ 2-0 win in the Scottish Cup semi-final.

The Rangers head coach claimed their opponents were attempting to play mind games before kick-off.

Celtic counterpart Elena Sadiku responded to Potter’s claims in her pre-match media conference saying she “couldn’t care less” about what her rival manager thinks.

Potter’s side had been leading for much of the season, but Celtic narrowed the gap to just one point with a win when the sides met at Excelsior Stadium back in March.

They kept winning, but so did Celtic.

It was Rangers who slipped up first when they were beaten 1-0 by Heart of Midlothian just over two weeks ago.

That was only their second defeat of the season and only the fourth time they had dropped points – and Celtic capitalised.

A narrow win over Hibs catapulted Sadiku’s side above their Glasgow rivals and two points clear at the top of the table.

However, while their own title chances are now slim, Glasgow City head coach Leanne Ross promised that the reigning champions would have a big say in where the title ends up at the end of the season and Wednesday’s 2-2 draw at Excelsior may have just helped swung the momentum back towards Govan.

Rangers, meanwhile, were putting three past Eva Olid’s Hearts without response in a pretty dominant display to leave the title rivals joint on points and ready to face off at Broadwood Stadium on Monday.

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