Rangers and Standard Liege will meet in the 5th round of the Europa League group stage. Rangers are playing in good shape, and they are first on the table in the Scottish League. The guests are playing changeably, and we will see if they have a recipe for better results.
December 3rd, 2020 – 21:00
Rangers vs Standard Liege Betting Tips & Predictions
Reason for Rangers vs Standard Liege Predictions
Many believe that Steven Gerrard will be the next Liverpool manager, and his performance so far as Rangers’ manager will have done nothing to dampen that belief. His team is considered a favorite to win the Scottish Premiership and Scottish League Cup, while Rangers are on the brink of reaching the Europa League Knock Out Rounds for the second season in succession. You can’t underestimate the size of an achievement that would be, but Gerrard will be frustrated that Rangers have not already secured their spot in the Last 32. A draw is expected to be good enough for them to do that here, but the hosts have blown two-goal leads on both Match Day 3 and Match Day 4 against Benfica, and the manager will be demanding much better concentration. The side has won half of their last six home Europa League games. Scott Arfield is an experienced midfielder, he is strong, and it isn’t easy to take the ball away from him. Fans love this man. Ryan Kent enjoys the pitch, and when he receives the ball and goes towards the goal, the opponent has problems.
They may have become a familiar name in the Europa League Group Stage in recent years, but Standard Liege have tended to find the level a little too good to extend their time in the competition. The last time they reached the Knock Out Rounds of the competition was in the 2011/12 season, and Standard Liege are going to need a lot of luck to change that trend here. A win on Match Day 4 has given Standard Liege an outside chance of progressing, but they are 5 points behind the top two teams in the Group and will have to win both remaining games. Even then, there is no guarantee it will be enough for Standard Liege, who have lost both away games in this section and 6 of their last eight away Europa League games. Samuel Bastien has excellent control of the ball, and he can play in several positions. Maxime Lestienne enjoys the field, and when he receives the ball and heads towards the goal, the opponent has problems. He does great in the penalty area.
It will be an exciting clash in which both sides will have a chance to win. However, the guests have to make significant changes in their team, and that could be a chance for the host to come to victory.
We can expect a great fight between these two teams, and both should be able to score. We don’t think the nets will remain still after 90 minutes.