Rangers vs Osijek Preview and Predictions

Rangers vs Osijek
Europa League Qualifiers – Second Round 2nd Leg.
Date: Thursday, 2nd August 2018
Kick-off: 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Ibrox Stadium (Glasgow).

The Rangers surprised the odds by beating Osijek 1-0 in the first leg of their Europa League qualifiers and sit at a good place to qualify for the third round.

Away matches in Europa League are always difficult, and Osijek are not the kind of team that enjoys playing on the road in their domestic league as well.

However, both teams like to play tight games and therefore goals will be at a premium here.

Thus, under 2.5 goals make to the top of my pick, alongside a Rangers win on Draw no Bet, just because a 0-0 draw is enough for the Scots to progress.

Rangers vs Osijek Betting Tips

  • Under 2.5 full-time goals at 4/7 (1.61).
  • Rangers Draw no Bet at 4/9 (1.44).

Rangers vs Osijek Head-to-head

Last midweek’s first leg clash of the corresponding fixture is the lone meeting between the two sides. An early goal from Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos giving Rangers a away win on narrow margin.

Rangers vs Osijek Match Preview

Osijek were almost in financial ruin just a few years ago so for them to be here has been superb for the club and the town.

The Croatian side had a positive season last term and their reward is a chance to play in the Europa League.

They made a decent start this term by beating Petrocub from Moldova in the previous round of the Europa League and impressed on the opening day of the Croatian league by beating Hajduk Split 4-1.

But, they will have to get past Scottish Premier Division side Rangers, and to do so they need to overturn a 1-0 defeat from the first leg.

Last season they beat the likes of Dutch side PSV in Europe and so should not be underestimated.

With Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard now in charge of them Rangers return to Europe should be eventful.

The side will be giving everything to the cause over these two legs and with a solid win from the first leg, they will be to keep the ball and try not to concede many goals.