Rangers are unbeaten in seven Euorpean home games, winning six of them.
Rangers vs PSV Eindhoven
Rangers to win- 7/5!
Rangers’ home form took them all the way to the Europa League Final last season, now they’re desperate to end their 12-year Champions League exile.
Safe to say this latest European adventure didn’t start brilliantly for Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side, beaten 2-0 by Royale Union Saint-Gilloise in Leuven.
But, with a second leg in Glasgow to follow, they always had a chance, and so it transpired.
Last Tuesday looked set to be another frustrating one for the Gers until, on the stroke of half time, they were awarded a penalty that James Tavernier confidently dispatched.
Antonio Čolak then nodded home from close range, levelling up the tie, before Malik Tillman headed home the winner late on.
This means Rangers have won four successive European home games, scoring three each time, only losing four of their last 34 continental matches at Ibrox.
Thus, if they’re to get through this extremely tough tie, this home leg is surely must win for the Light Blues.
PSV Eindhoven meantime also began in the previous round, needing extra time to overcome Monaco.
Both legs finished 1-1, meaning an additional half hour was needed in the Netherlands, 19 minutes into which Luuk de Jong’s towering header proved decisive.
The Red and Whites were defeated in the Champions League play-offs by Benfica 12 months ago, going on to reach the Europa Conference League quarter-finals.
Now managed by Ruud van Nistelrooy, having already hammered Ajax in the Johan Cruyff Shield, there’s plenty of optimism in Eindhoven.
Will Ibrox witness another famous European night?