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PSV Eindhoven vs Rangers betting tips: Champions League Play-off Round Second Leg preview, predictions and odds – 101 Great Goals

First leg score: Rangers 2-2 PSV Eindhoven

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Last Tuesday’s first leg at Ibrox was thrilling, but the victors will be decided as the two meet again in the Netherlands.

Eight nights ago, Ibrahim Sangaré fired PSV in front in Glasgow, only for Antonio Čolak to complete a wonderful, one-touch team-move and equalise minutes later.

Tom Lawrence’s free-kick then put Rangers in front, although he needed a massive, literal helping hand from Walter Benítez who, as Ally McCoist put it, ‘had a nuclear’.

However, the Gers couldn’t hold onto the victory; Armando Obispo’s late, towering header ensuring it ended all square.

This means, it’s now winner takes all at Philips Stadion.

Having lost the final, they’ll need to come through two qualifiers if the Light Blues are to end their 12-year Champions League exile.

First, despite losing 2-0 in Belgium, Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s team roared back to dump out Royale Union Saint-Gilloise in the previous round.

Now, Rangers, who are unbeaten in three visits to the Netherlands, dating back to 2004, need to win this one to complete their return to Europe’s premier club competition.

PSV Eindhoven meantime required extra time to dump out Monaco in the third qualifying round; Luuk de Jong’s header doing the damage.

Rood-witten were Europa Conference League quarter-finalists last season, but are desperate to get back into the Champions League for the first time in four years.

12 months ago, they fell to Benfica in this round, heartbreakingly beaten by a side who played with ten-men for an hour.

This time though, having drawn at Ibrox, Ruud van Nistelrooy’s team are surely favourites to do just that.

Expect fireworks on a huge night in Eindhoven.


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Ben Gray

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