Portlaoise (@1.05) vs St Josephs (@8.5)
15-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Portlaoise will win

Portlaoise – St Josephs Match Prediction | 15-09-2019 07:30

The Glaswegian outfit remained unbeaten in their eight home fixtures in the competition last term and they were desperately unlucky to not qualify from the group stages. The Europa League provided some of the more memorable moments for the Gers during their first season under the guidance of Steven Gerrard. This year, theyll be hoping for more success on the continent as they also look to push on and challenge Celtic domestically.

St Josephs have qualified for the Europa League qualifying section in the last three seasons. In the first year, they were beaten by Cypriot outfit AEL Limassol 10-0 on aggregate and last year they lost on penalties to B36 Torshavn in the preliminary round. This year, they did beat Prishtina in the preliminary round but now find themselves needing nothing short of a football miracle to even with this second leg at 66/1 withCoral, never mind to actually qualify.

When they stuck to playing the fast, attacking brand of football which has served them so well this year they were proving a real handful, even before Donie Kingston was sent off. It was their third meeting this year against a seasoned Arles-Killeen side, but they retained the upper hand. Their win over Arles-Killeen in the semi-finals was impressive for a number of reasons.

Rangers have won five of their last six matches in all competitions, have kept four clean sheets in their last five matches, and scored five goals in their last match against Oxford United, while St. Josephs have only scored more than one goal in two of their last six matches. The stature of both clubs and the form of Steven Gerrards men heading into Tuesdays match suggests that Rangers will win and keep a clean sheet. Were backing a big 4-0 1st leg victory for Rangers this weekend as their hosts have never played against a team of this quality competitively before and are bound to struggle, even at home.

St Josephs vs Rangers: Prediction

We wouldnt be surprised to see him two goals or more against St Josephs. Team from Ibrox destroyed the French opposition winning the match 4-0. Alfredo Morelos is once again carrying the squad when it comes to offense. Steven Gerrard has a lot of reasons for optimism when it comes to EL group stage placement. The squad was looking great during the weekend in a friendly match against Olympique Marseille.

They should do that here against a side who have won just one match in the Europa League. The Gers were solid on their way to the group stage last season, keeping clean sheets in their opening three games. Were backing them to claim a win with a -3 handicap, which means we expect Rangers to win by at least four clear goals in this second leg meeting. Theres an obvious gulf in class between these two, as shown in the away leg last week. Given that Rangers need to take this second leg at Ibrox seriously, there should be another high scoring victory on the cards for Gerrards side.

Were anticipating another comfortable win for Rangers here against their amateur opponents. It should be a matter of how many for the home side on Thursday were backing them to win by more than four at odds of 13/8 withPaddyPower. St Josephs were well organised in that first leg, but they dont have the capability to prevent this Gers side from running riot in front of goal, even if Steven Gerrard decides to rest some players with the tie already all but sewn-up.

Josephs where the Scottish Premiership side are huge favourites with the bookmakers to win. The visitors head into the game in great form, with five wins from their last six matches, but St. Josephs havent lost any of their last six matches and will be hoping to continue that fine run of form on Tuesday. Rangers begin their Europa League qualifying campaign in Gibraltar against St.

Thats huge for a club like Rangers who have big ambitions for the coming season. They went all the way 12 months ago, finding their way through tricky qualifying clashes in order to make the group stage. Steven Gerrards Rangers continue their bid to make the group stage of the Europa League once again on Thursday night, as they play the second leg of their first-round qualifier. However, can they add some gloss to a comfortable win over the side from Gibraltar?

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