Celtic and Rangers to play final SWPL deciders at home of men's teams

Three teams are still in contention for the biggest prize in Scottish women's football.

Celtic and Rangers women’s teams to play final SWPL deciding games at Celtic Park and Ibrox iStock

Celtic and Rangers women’s teams will both play their final SWPL games at the home of their men’s sides as the title race goes down to the wire.

Three teams are still in contention for the women’s Premier League title with only two points separating the top trio going into the last day of the season on Sunday.

And Ibrox Stadium and Celtic Park will now be utilised to maximise support potential and help their respective teams get it over the line, knowing if both home sides win it will come down to who can score the most goals between the pair.

It comes after the Hoops set a new SWPL record of just under 10,000 for their 3-1 win over Glasgow City in their last home game.

Glasgow City are currently leading the way at the top and they are playing second-placed Rangers at Ibrox knowing a win will guarantee them the title.

Meanwhile Celtic will host Hearts at Parkhead knowing they could still claim the title if City fail to beat Rangers in the southside of the city.

Celtic and Rangers are on equal points and only separated by a single goal in the goal-difference category.

But even if Malky Thomson’s side beat City then the Hoops, who are in third, will be champions if they can win by a higher margin than their Old Firm rivals.

Even one goal better at Celtic Park than Rangers manage at Ibrox could swing the title in their favour due to them having scored more goals throughout the season.

Rangers leapfrogged Celtic into second place after a 6-0 victory over Hearts put them up to a goal-difference of +103, with Fran Alonso’s women currently on +102 after only managing a 2-1 win over Hibs in their penultimate game.

But if points and goal-difference finish equal then it will be decided on goals scored with the Hoops currently two-goals better off than the Ibrox side.

Glasgow City could also still win the league if they get a draw at Ibrox, but that scenario would require Hearts taking something in the east end of Glasgow.

So it remains all to play for in what promises to be an exciting final day on Sunday with all games kicking off at 4.10pm.

Celtic will also play Rangers in the Women’s Scottish Cup final at the end of the month.

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