Rangers vs Spartak Moscow
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 25 October 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Ibrox Stadium (Glasgow).
Rangers can make a huge step towards the knockout stage of the competition with a victory on Thursday night when they host Spartak Moscow in the third round of Europa League. The Gers backed up the initial 2-2 draw on the toughest away fixture in the group away at Estadio de la Ceramica by beating Rapid Vienna 3-1 at home last time out.
Steven Gerrard’s men showed a fantastic fighting spirit to come back from behind and see off the Austrians tanks to a brace from Alfredo Morelos and a penalty-kick goal by left-back James Tavernier. This duo continued to shine on Sunday when they inspired a demolishing 1-4 victory over Hamilton Academical to keep ground on the top sides in Scottish Premiership. The Gers thus made it three straight wins in all competitions having bagged three or more goals in each of matches along the way.
Rangers vs Spartak Moscow: Head-to-head
The two teams did not have the opportunity to meet each other in the past.
Rangers vs Spartak Moscow: Prediction
Spartak Moscow will come into this in a completely opposite mood. They dropped down to seventh place in the Russian Premier League ladder after a disappointing 2-3 loss to Arsenal Tula on Sunday afternoon at Otkrytiye Arena.
The team led by Massimo Carrera conceded goals with ease in the last couple of months. They allowed as many as five in two Europa League fixtures which saw them claim just a single point so far. Narodnaya Komanda will thus not have the luxury of affording a defeat here if they want to keep the hopes of making the top two in Group G.
Spartak shipped as many as eight goals in last three games in all competitions. It will be the music to the ears of the red-hot Morelos who is well worth backing as the anytime goalscorer for the hosts at the 2.75 odds here. Since both teams played ultra-attacking football in recent weeks, we have to take the 1.70 odds offered for the both teams to score bet.
Rangers vs Spartak Moscow: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.70 (7/10)
Alfredo Morelos to score anytime @ 2.75 (7/4).