RANGERS are off to Stade de Genève for the second leg of their Champions League third-round qualifier against Servette this Tuesday evening.
Michael Beale and his crew head to Switzerland, riding the wave of a slim 2-1 win at Ibrox during the first leg. And oh, by the way, my betting tip for that night? Spot on!
That win provided just the boost Rangers needed, especially after a somewhat disappointing 1-0 loss to Kilmarnock in their Scottish Premiership opener.
Since then, Rangers have bulldozed past Livingston with a 4-0 victory.
On the other side, Servette showed grit at Ibrox. They were two goals down and even found themselves a man short in the latter half. But they didn’t let that break them. They’ve set the stage for a potential upset, eyeing a spot in the Champions League playoffs.
René Weiler’s squad had a draw (1-1) against St.Gallen over the weekend. They’ll be itching to ramp up their performance, especially with their fans creating an electric atmosphere.
Betting Overview For Servette, it’s win or bust. Yet, they’re being seen as the underdogs at 21/10 odds with Bet 365.
Rangers just need a draw to move on to the playoff round. If you fancy Rangers to clinch another win, the odds are at 11/10 (Bet 365).
This means if it’s a draw, we’ll still make half our stakes. And if Servette pulls off a win? That’s a full-stakes payout.
Given the stakes, Servette will probably go on the offensive. I’ve got a hunch they might find a gap or two in the Rangers defense, who seem to be still finding their rhythm.
The Rangers’ last 2-1 victory was a bit shaky. And with Servette playing on their home ground, with their fans cheering them on? This could be a whole new ball game at Stade de Genève.