Kick Off: 1845, 04/07/2017
Stadium: Stade Josy Barthel
Rangers only take a narrow 1-0 lead to Luxembourg for the second leg of their Europa League tie with Progres but are still expected to ease through.
The Glasgow giants can be forgiven for some early jitters on their return to European football following a six-year absence, but should be too good for such limited opposition.
A more emphatic margin of victory is on the cards here and we like 87/100 for the Scottish side to win by more than one goal this time in our Progres vs Rangers betting tips.
A Look At Progres’ Betting Odds
Progres did manage to create a couple of chances at Ibrox, with Alexander Karapetian forcing a save from Wes Foderingham and Max Watka firing over the bar. However, for most of that match they struggled to keep possession and were on the back foot, as would be expected for a team finishing fourth in Luxembourg.
Progres have now netted just one goal in 13 European matches, so anything other than another dominant display from Rangers would be a surprise.
Head coach Paolo Amodio admitted: “If you play Rangers you cannot play so offensive. First of all we need to defend and afterwards we need to score. Maybe in the last 20 minutes we can attack but in the beginning it is important we do not concede a goal.”
Looking at the Progres vs Rangers odds, an away win to nil has obvious appeal at Evens.
A Look At Rangers’ Betting Odds
Pedro Caixinha included new signings Fabio Cardoso, Ryan Jack and Dalcio in last week’s starting line-up, so there is scope for improvement as they settle in.
Niko Kranjcar was the stand-out performer at Ibrox on Thursday, though, as he controlled play with some accurate passing and had a couple of good chances to break the deadlock.
The Croat was credited with an assist as his quick free-kick allowed Kenny Miller to strike on 37 minutes, but that was the only goal as other opportunities were wasted and David Bates had a header cleared off the line.
However, there was enough evidence to suggest 7/1 for 2-0 is worth featuring in our Progres vs Rangers predictions for the second leg.
RANGERS 1-0 PROGRES – Kenny Miller
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