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Rangers (Sco) vs Galatasaray (Tur) Prediction & Betting tips
Rangers against Galatasaray at Ibrox in Glasgow is arguably the best match in these Europa League playoffs. After all, both teams have a rich history in European football, and hope to achieve high scores in the Europa League this season. However, only the winner can continue to dream of European success this season.
Rangers is getting off to a great start to the season. The Scots are in the lead in their own country, and last week won with no less than 0-4 against Willem II. A somewhat flattering victory, because especially in the opening phase, the Scottish top club had a hard time with the Tilburgers. “We can thank our goalkeeper Allan McGregor,” said trainer Steven Gerrard. ‘He was outstanding. Without him this evening would have been very different. ‘
On Thursday evening, Rangers will have to be top again, because none other than the Turkish football giant Galatasaray will visit Ibrox. The Scots have not lost a single European qualifying match since Gerrard’s appointment in the summer of 2018, but they are not reassured that they will end well. Gerrard: ‘Galatasaray is the favorite.’ Turkish football expert Ganadei Ursanlilar is also clear: “If Rangers plans to play on the attack, it will be slaughtered on the counter.” So the Scots have been warned.
Galatasaray has had a crappy season. In the past football year, the Turkish record champion did not go further than a poor sixth place, as a result of which he has been sentenced to qualifying matches for the Europa League. Last week, the Istanbul club convincingly won 2-0 against Croatian Hajduk Split, so it has a starting ticket for the Europa League within reach. In their own country, things are now going well again, because with seven points from the first three rounds of play, Cimbom is in the lead.
So slowly but surely things are going in the right direction with Galatasaray, which hopes to be able to find calmer waters again after a turbulent year. The club managed to strengthen itself this summer with goalkeeper Fatih Ozturk and midfielder Peter Etebo, while with players such as Ryan Babel, Arda Turan and Radamel Falcao there was of course already a lot of quality and experience in the Turk Telekom Stadium anyway. In any case, trainer Fatih Terim already announced that he will come up with his strongest starting team on Thursday evening.
Rangers (Sco) vs Galatasaray (Tur) head to head matches
17.10.00 CL Rangers Galatasaray 0 : 0
27.09.00 CL Galatasaray Rangers 3 : 2