St Josephs vs Rangers
Europa League Qualifying
Date: Tuesday 9th July 2019
Kick off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Victoria Stadium (Gibraltar).
Scottish giants Rangers will take on St. Josephs of Gibraltar and Steven Gerrard’s side will be the favourites to win this match. This is the 1st leg of Europa League qualifying, with Rangers starting their European campaign in this game.
As for St Josephs they had to play a play off to get to this stage and they done well beating Prishtina 3-1 on aggregate.
The Europa League will be a long road for Rangers who are expected to win these games over 2 legs and that would take them into the 2nd qualifying round and then there is a 3rd qualifying round to make the Europa League group stages proper.
It means that Rangers will have to play a minimum of 6 games just to reach the competition, but they will be determined to do so and this is where their journey will begin.
Rangers are massive odds on to win this game being quoted with some bookmakers at 1/25, and St Josephs can be backed at 20/1 with the draw at 10/1.
St Joseph’s vs Rangers: Head to Head
The two teams have never previously played each other before.
St Joseph’s vs Rangers: Prediction
The first thing to be aware of here is that there are not many markets open for this game, this should hopefully change as the game gets nearer. We believe that Rangers will win but the price being quoted doesn’t offer any value.
Also Scottish clubs playing away in Europe always seem to make heavy weather of the situation, so even if Rangers were a better price maybe we would be sweating on the result. Instead for a 1st leg game like this where Rangers will be playing a non-professional team, we will look at the goals market.
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard will be more concerned that his team to not pick up any injuries for example if the pitch is not in good condition and the club may not play well as a result and feel that they can get the job done in the 2nd leg at home.
St Joseph’s vs Rangers: Bet Tips
First goal scorer: Jake Hastie (Rangers) at 2.50 (6/4)
Correct Score: Rangers to win 2-0 or 3-0 at 7.00 (6/1) and 10.00 (9/1).