Rangers vs Benfica Prediction & Match Preview

Rangers vs Benfica
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 26 November 2020
Kick-Off at 20.00 UK
Venue: Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow.

Benfica denied Rangers (3-3) with a stoppage-time equalizer early in November but could be in for a tougher task as they travel to Ibrox Stadium looking for a similar feat. They have finally ended their three-match winless streak as they beat Paredes (0-1) on Saturday and Jorge Jesus finally found solutions at the back, but shutting down in-form Gers will be much more of a task.

Rangers have been furious and the draw in Lisbon only interrupted a streak of 11 wins including very convincing displays against Hamilton Academical (8-0) and Aberdeen (4-0) since. They have been very tough to cope with at Ibrox and we expect Steven Gerrard’s men very motivated to impress now as well.

Gers bagged ten wins at this ground this term and kept clean sheets on nine of those occasions as well. They haven’t always impressed up front but now boast great team spirits and it’s really tough to go against them despite a tough challenge Portuguese rivals always promise. We expect an exciting occasion as the sides battle for the top spot in Group D.

Rangers vs Benfica Head-to-head

The sides met for the first time ever as they shared the spoils earlier this month.

We saw six goals as Benfica found a stoppage-time equalizer (3-3) at home ground.

Gers showed character after dropping behind early on, but haven’t managed to snatch all three points.

Rangers vs Benfica Prediction

We will back Rangers to secure the top spot this time around and we’ll go for them to turn an exciting game their way. They’ve been in great shape at this ground and we feel Home win comes off as the best approach to the fixture at eye-catching 2.05.

Indeed, Benfica have struggled for consistency but have still been scoring goals on the regular. We do expect a great challenge and we hope for the visitors to get on the scoresheet too. With that in mind, we’re going for Over 2.5 Goals FT and a YES on Both teams to score, which combines to a good-looking 1.90 after a six-goal thriller we’ve seen three weeks ago.

Rangers vs Benfica Bet Tips

  • Rangers to win @ 2.05
  • Over 2.5 Goals FT & BTTS @ 1.90.