Rangers (@1.65) vs Legia Warsaw (@5.0)
22-08-2019

Our Prediction:

Rangers will win

Rangers – Legia Warsaw Match Prediction | 22-08-2019

It was a tremendous result for Gerrard, as would be a draw in Poland this week. While this clash comes amidst a winning streak for the Gers, they are going to have to take more of a pragmatic approach to this game. Rangers are favourites with the bookies here, but we have concerns about them heading on the road as they are facing a huge step up in this vital stage of the competition. The visitors had to dig in away at FC Ufa in this round last season, as their nine-men held onto a draw to progress to the group stage.

Glasgow Rangers are one of the two synonyms for Scottish Football. Glasgow Rangers were founded back in 1872 and they have been playing an important role in the Scottish top flight ever since. The Gers won their 54th Scottish Premier League title in the 2010/2011 season, but winning of European Cup Winners Cup trophy in 1972 is considered the clubs biggest success.

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Since he took over, the Gers have produced 10 wins in Europe across 12 months, while they head into this meeting with Legia as favourites. They had won just two European games in their five European campaigns before Gerrard took charge, which dates back to 2008. It is yet further proof of the turnaround in European fortunes for the club under Steven Gerrard. Rangers are into the playoff round of the Europa League, which means they are 180 minutes shy of a return to the group stage.

The away side have also netted nine goals from their last three trips on the road, and are more than likely to find the back of the net without fail this week as well. On the other hand, Rangers have been a force to be reckoned with in their outings and have come out on top convincingly, in four of their last five matchups.

Anyhow, we predict that the Scottish champions are going to get their job done in front of home fans at Ibrox Stadium. Led by Steven Gerard, Rangers have been producing splendid displays in all competitions and it has to be noted that they have already netted 19 goals in the Europa League qualifiers. Legia are tough to beat at home and you should know that they managed to keep a clean sheet in each of their previous three home games in the Europa League.

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Chris Philipps made his debut for Luxembourg national football team on February 29, 2012 in a 2-1 win over Macedonia. His main position is defensive midfield, but he is used as a centre-back as well. The Luxembourg international signed a loan deal with SC Preusen Munster in 2015 and it has to be noted that he played 25 games for the German side in the league.

Theyve built up a great record over the last 12 months, losing only twice across their previous 20 matches in the Europa League. Meanwhile, Rangers have played for a stalemate in this competition when it has suited them. However, under Gerrards watch, theyve won only three of 10 away trips in Europe, drawing half of those matches. We think these two will play out a draw here, with Rangers hoping to win it at Ibrox. They saw three of last seasons four trips in the qualifiers finish level, while the Gers held on for a draw in Luxembourg against Progres just last month.

Meanwhile, Rangers have played for a stalemate in this competition when it has suited them. However, under Gerrards watch, theyve won only three of 10 away trips in Europe, drawing half of those matches. Theyve built up a great record over the last 12 months, losing only twice across their previous 20 matches in the Europa League. We think these two will play out a draw here, with Rangers hoping to win it at Ibrox. They saw three of last seasons four trips in the qualifiers finish level, while the Gers held on for a draw in Luxembourg against Progres just last month.

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They have done well in Europe so far, as theyre unbeaten through their last six clashes. They have experienced eliminations to F91 Dudelange and Spartak Trnava in recent seasons, but recent form has carried them to the verge of the group stage. The hosts have had to come from the first qualifying round of this competition like Rangers. Legia have had success in Europe over the years, but they still had to fight their way through three ties before making it to this point.

Forwards Jake Hastie, Jordan Jones and Greg Steward also arrived for free. Manager Steven Gerrard can now call upon defenders Filip Helander and George Edmundson, who arrived for a combined price of around 4,500,000. However, striker Alfredo Morelos might just be the one to make the biggest difference. Midfielder Andy King arrived from Leicester City on loan, along with the free transfers of Steven Davis from Southampton and Joe Aribo from Charlton Athletic. Rangers strengthened their squad throughout this summer.