The Dutchman was twice on the losing team at Celtic Park in Old Firm derbies during his short spell as a player at Rangers in 2004.
He is now hoping he can come out on top at the venue, this time as a manager, as both clubs aim to kick-start their respective European campaigns.
De Boer said: "Things can change and hopefully now the luck is on my side.
"I remember the great atmosphere and the rivalry between the two clubs.
"I played against Larsson and he was a real pain for Rangers at that time!
"The atmosphere is still in my mind. For me, it was a great adventure."
De Boer clearly savoured the intimidating surroundings of Parkhead and expects the same from his players.
He added: "For me, the players have to enjoy the atmosphere.
"Of course, you can be nervous but when the referee starts the game, you have to get rid of the nerves and enjoy a great stadium and a great pitch."
De Boer added: "A draw will maybe be enough because two weeks later we play Celtic at the Amsterdam Arena.
"If we win that game, maybe it would be difficult for Celtic to get third place."