Rangers vs Shkupi – Europa League : In one of the latest matches being played this Thursday
regarding the 1st leg of the 1st qualifying round for the 2018/2019 edition of the Europa League
Rangers host Shkupi in the city of Glasgow, Scotland, at the Ibrox Stadium, in what will be the first meeting in the history of these two clubs.
The local side comes into this first match of the season, the first official one, after having ended last season on a spot that granted them access to the qualification stage for the Europa League,
more precisely the 3rd place of the Scottish Premier League, in what is another step towards Rangers’ recovery in terms of their status both in Scotland and in Europe,
taking into consideration they are one of the more traditional football teams in Europe.
As for the visiting side, from Macedonia, they come into what is their first official match of the season, not having played yet a single match for now, just like their opponent in this tie.
Last season, they’ve finished in 4th place of the Macedonian league, making a very interesting final stretch on the competition, having gotten 4 consecutive victories and an excellent offensive record.
Rangers vs Shkupi – Betting Tip and Prediction:
In what will be Steven Gerrard’s first match ahead of the Rangers, it will be interesting to understand the impact of the former Liverpool midfielder on the Scottish side,
that will still face, theoretically, an inferior opponent on this Europa League tie.
Despite being difficult theorizing about what might happen, taking into consideration that aspect,
I believe that the superior quality of the Scottish side will be enough for them to get the win here, namely being in the lead at half-time.
PREDICTION AND BETTING TIP
|Rangers AH -1 HT||