Celtic face Rangers in the Scottish Cup Final today brimming with confidence having already beaten their rivals comfortably in their last two encounters.

The Ibrox men played 120 minutes against Braga in the Europa League on Thursday while their Hoops counterparts were tucked up in bed.

And Ange Postecoglou will be hoping the extra rest can help his team seize control of the match.

Here's what the major Celtic pundits think about the tie.

Chris Sutton to the Daily Record 

“Ange Postecoglou’s side are close to doing something really special. I know Celtic have picked up Trebles for fun in recent years but if you look historically, these things don’t actually come around too often. 

“When we did it under Martin O’Neill, it was the first for more than 30 years. 

“What an opportunity they have this year to do it – especially when the notion sounded absolutely preposterous at the start of the campaign. 

“I get the fact the pressure is on Rangers. Of course it’s on them. 

“The prospect of ending the year without any silverware would have been completely unthinkable last August. 

“You only have to look at their woeful cup record in the last decade as well to see they need to get their hands on a trophy. 

“Celtic have already stuck the Premier Sports Cup in the cabinet but they need to be greedy for even more. 

“They will need that hunger on Sunday because I don’t buy the suggestion my old club only need to turn up. 

“That’s a dangerous mindset and I’d be willing to bet it’s not part of Postecoglou’s thinking. 

“This is not 2018, when the sides last met in a Scottish Cup semi-final. Back then Brendan Rodgers’s side were thinking about how many it would be against a ramshackle Rangers outfit under Graeme Murty. 

“It turned out that way too as Celtic took the foot off thugs at four, with the likes of Moussa Dembele showboating with a Panenka and so on. 

“This is different. Rangers are different. They might have lost the last couple of derbies but they are still a more than decent side with players of top ability to hurt teams.” 

Kris Commons to the Daily Mail 

“Ange has never been one for defending. He won’t be looking to creep over the line in the Scottish Cup either. He’ll be looking to blow Rangers away.  

“Looking to win emphatically with entertaining, attacking football in the Celtic tradition. And if Celtic can maintain their recent form, they should do that. 

“I think Celtic will be comfortable winners on Sunday. The first 25 to 30 minutes will be frantic as both teams try and lay down a marker at Hampden.  

“Given the extra preparation time, confidence, and the momentum however, Celtic will be well placed to win and add to the demise of Rangers’ rebuild. 

“If Celtic go on and win a treble, it would be quite remarkable. It would be right up there, without a shadow of a doubt.  

“When you look back to last summer, there was a new chief executive, a new captain, a new manager, a new team. He came into the club on his own, almost as a one-man band, but now his Celtic team is looking like an unstoppable rolling stone.” 

Frank McAvennie to Football Insider 

“They have got to the semi-final, that will give them a boost. 

“This is just my opinion but I think they have lost some of the sharpness and that will cost them. 

“All the players look great, they are magnificent athletes but they just look off it in the Premiership. 

“That sharpness isn’t there. Maybe they are struggling with the workload. 

“I could be totally wrong, it could be something like Morelos not being there. 

“That’s just me. I think Celtic will be sharp because they have had the week off. 

“It’s hard to put your finger on but Rangers just aren’t the same in the league.”