Rangers v FC Ufa
Europa League Qualification Play-off
Date: Thursday 23rd August 2018
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Ibrox Stadium (Glasgow).
Under new manager Steven Gerrard, Rangers are unbeaten in all competitions and last weekend they beat Kilmarnock 3-1 in the Scottish League Cup. Fortunes and confidence are at the highest level they have been for Rangers for some years. Now they have a great opportunity to play in the Europa League but first they will need to get past FC Ufa over two legs.
In the last round Rangers overcame Maribor after drawing 0-0 in the first leg they won 3-1 at home. FC Ufa beat Progres Niederkorn 4-3 on aggregate but it is fair to say that the Scottish side has had the tougher opponents so far.
Rangers will start as odds on favourites to win this first leg but given the teams quality and the night time atmosphere at Ibrox Stadium they are still very good value for the win.
Rangers vs FC Ufa: Head to Head
There are no previous head to head matches between the two sides.
Rangers vs FC Ufa: Prediction
We expect the home side to get the win. They proved in the last round how effective they are at home, and whilst they might struggle in Europe when they play away, they look assured in front of their home fans. This is a side who at the moment are playng 100% for the manager and believe in his philosophies. This is a great moment for Rangers.
The objective for Ufa is to keep the score low so they have a chance in the 2nd leg and to get an away goal. But they will be facing a better side than them. For Rangers Alfredo Morelos is in very good form and we will back him to score.
Rangers vs FC Ufa: Bet Tips
Rangers to beat FC Ufa at 1.72 (8/11)
Anytime goalscorer: Alfredo Morelos (Rangers) at 2.25 (5/4).