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Rangers vs Progres Niederkorn Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and prediction

14:32 EAT 23/07/2019
Sheyi Ojo Rangers 2019-20
The minnows from Luxembourg stunned the Gers in this competition two years ago but our tipster does not expect a repeat at Ibrox on Thursday night

Rangers continue their Europa League campaign against Progres Niederkorn at Ibrox on Thursday night.

It is a tie that is sure to invoke painful memories for the men from Govan as two years ago, the minnows from Luxembourg pulled off a massive shock when they dumped Rangers out of this competition.

Steven Gerrard's men will be desperate to avoid a repeat of that humiliation on this occasion.

Latest odds

Rangers are strong favourites to take the initiative in the tie by winning Thursday's first-leg with bet365 making the Gers a 1/16 (1.06) chance to come out on top.

The visitors knocked Cork City out of the competition to set up this tie but the trip to Ibrox, though, should be a significantly tougher task. The 18/1 (19.0) quote from bet365 for an away win is indicative of the assignment facing Progres here. The same firm go 9/1 (10.0) that Thursday's tussle ends all square.

Team news

Alfredo Morelos hit a hat-trick as Rangers cruised to a 6-0 win against St Joseph's last week and is expected to lead the line again here. Jermain Defoe, too, will be hopeful of a start after scoring twice as a second half substitute against the team from Gibraltar.

Preview

Rangers could only muster a 1-0 win when these teams last met at Ibrox and that narrow victory came back to haunt the Scots when they lost 2-0 in Luxembourg seven days later.

Gerrard's men will be determined to learn the lesson from that loss and put the tie out of reach in this first-leg encounter. The 1/2 (1.50) quote from bet365 for Rangers to score at least three goals may carry some appeal. The same firm go 4/6 (1.67) that the Gers (-2) beat the handicap mark.

Prediction

Rangers should prove to be too strong for the visitors to Ibrox on Thursday but the 2/5 (1.40) quote for the hosts to win without conceding is somewhat skinny.

Better value may lie in backing Rangers to score at least four goals and the 6/5 (2.20) quote would have landed in both of Rangers' Europa League ties thus far this term.

Odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

Rangers to score 4+ goals at 6/5 (2.20) for a 1pt stake at bet365