Shkupi vs Rangers Preview and Predictions

Shkupi vs Rangers
UEFA Europa League
Date: Tuesday, 17th July 2018
Kick-Off at 16:55 UK / 17:55 CET
Venue: Philip II Arena, Skopje (Neutral Venue).

  • Rangers carry a well earned 2-0 win from the first leg at their home turf a week ago.

Shkupi vs Rangers Betting Tips

  • Shkupi +1.5 Asian Handicap at 1.83 odd
  • Both teams to Score at 1.80 odd.

Shkupi vs Rangers Key Stats

Shkupi are yet to win a UEFA qualifying game, they have now lost 4 of their 5 games in the competition, their previous two appearances coming back in 2004 and 1998.

Rangers had only won in 2 of their last 10 Europa League games.

The Scottish side are win-less in the last five away games, drew 3 and lost 2.

They suffered a big upset last season while defending a 1-0 win from first leg to minnows from Luxembourg, Niedercorn and were knocked out of the competition with a 2-0 second leg defeat.

Shkupi vs Rangers Match Preview

Shkupi have finished fourth in Macedonian First League with a great streak late in the campaign, as they travel to Glasgow for possibly the game of their campaign on the back of four wins earned in May. They’ve beaten Pelister twice, Renova, and most importantly outclassed Vardar 4-1 in front of the home crowd on the final day.

They will now be very motivated to build on such convincing records but it’s fair to say the trip to Ibrox Stadium is not something Shkupi are used to, still regularly struggling to put on convincing displays on the road.

Rangers will now look to capitalize on it and bag a convincing advantage ahead of the trip to Skopje, where they have a solid Premiership campaign behind them and come into the match on the back of a couple of very high-scoring displays. They’ve held Hibs to a 5-5 draw in their last outing last term and bagged a convincing 6-0 win over Bury earlier this month, which should have Steven Gerrard confident they can outclass the Macedonian rivals too.

Shkupi vs Rangers Head-to-head

  • The first leg clash ended in a 2-0 win for Rangers is their lone meeting with Shkupi.
  • Both sides have enjoyed quite the high-scoring clashes in their most recent outings.