Slavia Prague and Rangers are hard to beat and don’t lose very often. They drew 1-1 in the europa league first leg with a repeat performance predicted in Glasgow.
Rangers have been flying high this season and have already won the Scottish Premiership. They are undefeated in 44 of their last 45 matches in all competitions. Steven Gerrard’s side beat Antwerp in the Europa League round of 32. They won 4-3 in Belgium and 5-2 in Glasgow to advance 9-5 on aggregate. Rangers returned to the Scottish Premiership with a 1-0 win at Livingston and 3-0 home against St Mirren. Gers had a tricky test against Slavia Prague in the Europa League round of 16 first leg. They fell behind in Prague but equalised through Filip Helander and held on for a 1-1 draw. Central centre back Nikola Katic, right back James Tavernier and midfielder Ryan Jack are doubtful. Central defender Leon Balogun is available after suspension and competes with Filip Helander and Connor Goldson for a starting spot.
Slavia Prague are very hard to beat, going undefeated in 26 of their last 27 matches in all competitions. The Czech Republic champions got past Premier League club Leicester City in the Europa League round of 32. They held the Foxes to a 0-0 draw in Prague before winning 2-0 in England. Jindrich Trpisovsky’s side returned to the Czech Liga with a 3-2 win at Slovacko. They then won 10-3 at home against Slavia Karlovy Vary in the Czech Cup. Slavia Prague returned to the Liga with a 2-1 home win against Baník Ostrava. They took the lead through Nicolae Stanciu against Rangers in the Europa League round of 16 first leg, the match ending in a 1-1 draw. Slavia Prague’s last match was a 3-0 win at Mladá Boleslav. Stanciu scored twice in the first half with a late Yusuf penalty wrapping it up. Slavia Prague centre back David Hovorka is out with a cruciate ligament injury. Central midfielders Ibrahim Traoré and Petr Sevcik are injured with winger Peter Oladeji Olayinka doubtful.
The first match between Slavia Prague and Rangers was in the first leg last week. The game ended in a 1-1 draw in the Czech Republic. Rangers and Slavia Prague don’t lose often and produced a 1-1 draw in the first leg. This should be another close match with a narrow Rangers win predicted in Scotland.
PREDICTION : RANGERS 2-1 WIN
ACCUMULATOR TIP : RANGERS DOUBLE CHANCE.