Celtic and Rangers -- no surprise -- are the runaway favorites in the Scottish Premier League, which kicks off Saturday.
Celtic won a league and cup double last season but faces a fight
from Rangers under veteran manager Walter Smith
, who took over in mid-season. Celtic paid a Scottish record for Hibernian and Scotland midfielder Scott Brown
: 4.4 million pounds ($8.9 million).
Rangers made a number of summer signings, including that of American winger DaMarcus Beasley
. 10 MAJOR TRANSFERS
DaMarcus Beasley/USA (M)
PSV to Rangers.
Fee: $1.2 million Scott Brown (D)
Hibernian to Celtic. Fee: $8.9 million Roy Carroll/Northern Ireland
West Ham to Rangers. Free transfer. Carlos Cueller/Spain (D)
Osasuna to Rangers. Fee: $5 million Jean Darcheville/France (F)
Bordeaux to Rangers. Free transfer. Massimo Donati/Italy (M)
AC Milan to Celtic. Fee: $5.4 million.
Yves Makabu-Ma-Kalambay/Belgium (G)
Chelsea to Hibernian. Free transfer. Lee McCulloch (M)
Rangers. Fee: $3.6 million Scott McDonald/Australia (F)
Motherwell to Celtic: Fee: $1 million. Steven Whittaker (D)
Hibernian to Rangers. Fee: $4 million