Rangers vs Malmö betting tips
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Rangers vs Malmö: Match details
Match: Rangers vs Malmö
First leg score: Malmö 2-1 Rangers
Competition: UEFA Champions League Third Qualifying Round Second Leg Champions Path
Date: Tuesday 10 August 2021
Kick-off time: 20:00 (UK time)
Betting prediction: Rangers 2-0 Malmö
Rangers vs Malmö: Recommended bets
Rangers to qualify for the play-off round is 8/11.
Alfredo Morelos is 7/2 to open the scoring and 11/8 to net anytime.
Rangers vs Malmö: What are the betting odds?
Rangers vs Malmö – recent form and head to head statistics
Rangers vs Malmö: Match preview
After a hard-fought first leg in Sweden, this tie is on a knife-edge.
At half time at Stadion, it was goalless but what was clear to see is that Rangers were not at it.
They were then punished for this twice in the space of two minutes just after the interval.
First, in the 47th minute, Søren Rieks fired into the bottom corner and then, moments later, a loose pass by James Tavernier was slotted home by Veljko Birmančević.
2-0 Malmö and the home fans were loving it.
From then on, Rangers were pushing to get back into the game but no dice, mustering just one shot on target.
Until, in the 96th minute, Ryan Kent jinked into space on the right, found Steven Davis and his shot deflected into the corner passed the stranded Johan Dahlin.
Immediately after, Szymon Marciniak blew the final whistle, meaning Davis’ strike was the very last kick of the game.
So 2-1 it finished and, despite the fact the away-goals rule has been abolished, Rangers are very much back in this tie.
Now, roared on by a first capacity crowd at Ibrox since 12 March 2020, will the Gers complete the comeback?
Before last Tuesday, Steven Gerrard was unbeaten in UEFA qualification matches as a manger, winning 13 and drawing six.
This has seen them reach the Europa League group phase in three successive season, getting all the way to the round of 16 in 2020 and 2021.
This is a step up though as they aim to reach the Champions League group stages for the first time since 2010.
At the weekend though, the Gers’ unbeaten run in the Scottish Premiership came to an end.
On Saturday lunchtime, the champions were beaten 1-0 by Dundee United at Tannadice, conceding a soft goal just after the hour mark.
That ended the Light Blues’ 40-match unbeaten league run that dates back to 4 March 2020, before Covid-19 was declared a pandemic.
Nevertheless, all will be forgiven if they win this tie
Will the 51,000 expected to be inside Ibrox roar their side through to the Champions League play-off round?
Will Malmö get through in Glasgow?
As for Malmö, their impressive form in this season’s Champions League qualification continues.
Unlike their Scottish counterparts, the Swedish side started their adventure way back on 7 July in the first qualifying round.
To get here, they’ve so far dumped out Rīga FC and HJK Helsinki, winning the first leg at home and then drawing the second leg away both times.
Jon Dahl Tomasson will be hoping that winning formulae continues in this tie.
Malmö have previously qualified for two Champions League group phases, in 2014 and 2015, also reaching the Europa League equivalent in 2011, 2018 and 2019.
Domestically, they won their 24th Swedish title last season and are already 14 matches, out of 30, into the 2021 Allsvenskan season.
However, on Saturday, they were held to a goalless draw by newly-promoted Halmstad, meaning they remain second, behind Djurgårdens.
Perhaps, the Sky Blues had one eye on this huge trip to Scotland?
The winners of this tie will face Olympiacos or Ludogorets Razgrad in the Champions League play-off round; their first leg finished 1-1.
Whoever loses, drops into the Europa League play-off round to face Kairat or Alashkert; it’s currently 0-0 in that tie.
Will Malmö be celebrating in West Glasgow?
Rangers team news vs Malmö
Rangers aren’t used to losing games, let alone two in-a-row; they actually last lost back-to-back games, in all competitions, in March 2020.
How will Steven Gerrard’s side respond?
Allan McGregor will be back in goal, as he was for the first leg, with Jon McLaughlin covering league duties for now.
At the back, it’s likely to be the same back four for the third match in succession.
Full-backs James Tavernier and Borna Barišić will be crucial going forward as they look to come back in this tie.
In midfield, Glen Kamara is still suspended and Ryan Jack remains sidelined.
So, Joe Aribo may be moved back into a more central role with John Lundstram and first leg scorer Steven Davis alongside.
Scott Arfield is the other option.
Out-wide, Ianis Hagi hasn’t featured since suffering an injury against Livingston ten days ago.
But, the Romanian could return with Ryan Kent on the opposite flank.
If Hagi is unavailable, Scott Wright would likely start instead.
In attack, Kemar Roofe is also suspended; he missed the defeat at Tannadice to address a personal family matter.
Without Roofe, Alfredo Morelos started against Dundee United, his first appearances since returning from the Copa América.
The Colombian could keep his place for this huge clash; he became Rangers’ all-time leading scorer in UEFA competitions last season, with 23, surpassing Ally McCoist’s record.
Cedric Itten, a new recruit from K.V. Oostende, Fashion Sakala and Jermain Defoe could all be called upon if the Gers need a goal.
Will the champions of Scotland turn this tie around?
Malmö team news vs Rangers
As for Malmö, Jon Dahl Tomasson surprised a few in the first leg, playing two up front which caused the Rangers’ back-line some issues.
It’ll be interesting to see if they’re so bold again, given that they travel to Glasgow with a one-goal lead.
34 year old Johan Dahlin will be in goal.
He’s started all five Champions League qualifiers and the last five Allsvenskan matches since returning from injury.
Malmö switched to a back three at the weekend, perhaps as a trial-run for this second leg?
Anel Ahmedhodžić will be at the heart of their defence with Niklas Moisander and Lasse Nielsen likely to return.
Oscar Lewicki and Bonke Innocent are a solid midfield-duo, proving a platform for talismanic captain Anders Christiansen.
Antonio Čolak is their main goal threat having scored three times in Champions League qualifying so far.
Jo Inge Berget could get the nod as his strike partner with Malik Abubakari and Adi Nalić missing out.
Will it be a night to remember for Malmö?
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This article was edited by Ben Gray.
Rangers vs Malmö FF betting tips: UEFA Champions League Third Qualifying Round Second Leg preview, predictions and odds FAQs
When does Rangers vs Malmö FF kick off?
20:00 (UK), Tuesday 10 August 2021.
What is the best way to watch Rangers vs Malmö FF?
USA: Fubo TV. UK: Premier Sports 1.
What is the 101 Great Goals prediction for Rangers vs Malmö FF?
Rangers 2-0 Malmö FF.