Rangers travel to FC Midtjylland for the qualifying third round of the Europa League and have the scent of the group stages in their nostrils.
A Closer Look
The Glasgow giants held their own under Steven Gerrard’s guidance last season, reaching the groups, but face another marathon this year if they are to repeat the feat and ensure a run of European games in Govan.
Beating FC Midtjylland over two legs will be no mean feat and getting anything on the road is a big ask but if Gers are to have any chance of reaching the playoffs they must keep the scores low and ensure the tie remains competitive returning to Ibrox in a week’s time or score an away goal to keep things interesting.
Rangers Looking Good
Rangers booked their place in this round with a 2-0 aggregate win over old rivals Progres, keeping a clean sheet at home before holding firm, remaining professional and seeing the game out in the second leg. Gerrard spent the summer improving his backline and the defence will be called into question on Thursday. If they can hold tight, it’ll then be up to the likes of Aribo, Ojo and Morelos to hit on the counter.
Bookmakers have had their say on how this match will go and price Midtjylland as favourites to get the win, Unibet offering a market best price of 7/5. That will catch the attention of Rangers followers who will be eager to get their cash on the 9/5 at 888sport for an away win. The draw has been scratched up at 23/10 (Unibet) and that’s a result that would suit Rangers more than Midtjylland. The latter is bigger than we expected to find and we’re happy to take a punt.