The battle of the fallen giants is set to take place in Ibrox as the once mighty Rangers host the once mighty Dutch outfit Feyenoord in a tie that still sets the pulses racing.
Expect this to be a tight, tense affair with few goals but yet a highly intriguing contest. Rangers have been a little sparse in front of goal of late having only scored twice in their last four games in all competitions. Feyenoord came through their Europa League qualifier against Hapoel Be’er Sheva comfortably but have still only scored more than once in two of their last six games in all competitions. With that in mind, the best way to go in this one is to back less goals and under 2.5 goals in the game.
UNDER 2.5 GOALS
We have highlighted above the reasons why the game looks set to be a low scoring affair but if the game does come to life, do not expect it to be in the first half. Only one of Feyenoord’s last nine goals in all competitions have come in the first half whilst Rangers have not scored in the first half in their last four games in all competitions. This makes for a tepid opening 45 minutes with the 0-0 draw at the break the best way to go for quick value with online betting sites.
0-0 AT HALF TIME
Feyenoord come into the game a slightly shorter price than Rangers, but home advantage cannot be underestimated as Ibrox is an atmospheric place and Jaap Stam’s men will be wary. The Dutch giants will likely be heading home with a draw in the bag but under Steven Gerrard Rangers are capable of getting the job done. If you want a little extra insurance, then backing Rangers and the draw could be the way to go if you are struggling to decide which way to go.
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Head to Head
Feyenoord have fond memories of playing Rangers having been paired with the Scottish giants in the fourth round of the UEFA Cup in 2001/02. A 1-1 draw at Ibrox was followed up by a 3-2 win in Rotterdam for Feyenoord as they also went on to lift the trophy that year in what has so far proven to be their last European success.
The match to end in a draw
For the first time in a long time, Rangers headed into the Old Firm Clash with Celtic as favourites to win the game. Although they went on to lose the match, it does go to show how far the Glasgow outfit have come and that they should prove tough enough to get a point against Feyenoord on home soil. The Dutch outfit are similar to Rangers in that they are something of fallen giants with both sides eager to make it back to the top of the club football table. Popular sportsbooks make it difficult to split the two and a draw would represent a good start for both clubs.
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All Predictions by Callum Brady