Rangers vs Rapid Wien
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday 4th October 2018
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Ibrox Stadium (Glasgow).
Rangers pulled off a superb result in their opening Europa League game away to Villarreal and claimed a 2-2 draw in Spain and were good for the result. Coach Steven Gerrard and his team were expected to lose the match and struggle in their group but they have got off to a great start and have looked like a solid unit under Gerrard.
On Thursday they will take on perhaps one of the stronger teams in their group, Rapid Wien were impressive when they beat Spartak Moscow 2-0 and caused a little bit of an upset. But they will have to be on their A game in Scotland as Ibrox Stadium can create quite an atmosphere on European nights.
Rangers are good value to win and are around the even money mark and have been installed as the favourites. Rapid are out to 4.00 (3/1) to come away with a victory, so the market is really open for this game.
Rangers vs Rapid Wien: Head to Head
There are no previous matches between the two teams on record.
Rangers vs Rapid Wien: Prediction
While there is a lot of confidence and team spirit with the home side there has been troubles of late for Rapid Wien who come into this game having won just 2 matches from their opening 9 games in their domestic league.
There is also the allegation of Rapid’s coach swearing at his own fans so it has been a troublesome time for the club of late. With that said and the performance that the Scottish side put in against Villarreal we will back them at good value to get the win here.
Also look out for Alfredo Morelos who has done well in the qualifiers of the competition and could once again get on the score sheet.
Rangers vs Rapid Wien: Bet Tips
Rangers to beat Rapid Wien at 2.00 (1/1)
Anytime goalscorer: Alfredo Morelos (Rangers) at 2.75 (7/4).