Feyenoord vs Rangers betting tips: UEFA Europa League match preview and predictions

Feyenoord vs Rangers prediction: Feyenoord 1-1 Rangers

It’s been a fantastic UEFA Europa League campaign so far for Rangers.

The Gers are on the brink of qualifying for the knockout stages of a European competition for the first time since 2011.

A result in Rotterdam would do it. So will it be a famous night for the visiting fans at De Kuip?

Feyenoord vs Rangers: What are the odds?

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Feyenoord vs Rangers: Who will win?

This is a tough one to call.

Feyenoord are slight favourites as the home side at 7/5.

Rangers meanwhile are 7/4 to leave the Netherlands with a win.

A draw is 23/10.

Under 2.5 goals is 10/11.

Both teams to score is 8/13.

Draw and both teams to score is 3/1.

Alfredo Morelos

LIVINGSTON, SCOTLAND – JANUARY 27: Alfredo Morelos of Rangers looks on during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Livingston and Rangers at Tony Macaroni Arena on January 27, 2019 in Livingston, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Steven Berghuis will be a threat for the home side. The Holland international is 9/2 to open the scoring and 9/5 to score anytime.

Nicolai Jørgensen meanwhile is likely to lead the line. The Dane is 5/1 to break the deadlock and 15/8 to net in 90 minutes.

Alfredo Morelos just can not stop scoring. El Bufalo is 4/1 to score first and 6/4 to score a, potentially, priceless goal.

Ryan Kent will also be a man for Feyenoord to be wary of. He is 9/1 to score first and 7/2 to score in back to back games.

Both Luis Sinisterra and Berghuis to score is 17/2.

Both Orkun Kokcu and Jens Toornstra to score is 33/1.

Both James Tavernier and Morelos to score is 12/1.

Both Kent and Morelos to score is also 12/1.

Feyenoord vs Rangers: Match preview

Nicolai Jorgensen

ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – JULY 29: Nicolai Jorgensen from Feyenoord celebrates a goal during the friendly match between Feyenoord and Real Sociedad at De Kuip or Stadion Feijenoord on July 29, 2017 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Andy Astfalck/Getty Images)

Feyenoord need the points to salvage their Europa League campaign.

However, they will certainly take confidence from the fact that they have a strong home record.

Back on matchday two they caused a bit of a shock.

Jens Toornstra and Rick Karsdorp both scored in the second half as they beat FC Porto 2-0 at De Kuip.

Their most recent Europa League group match was also at home.

Steven Berghuis’ early penalty gave them the lead in that one too but Young Boys fought back to earn a 1-1 draw.

However, because Feyenoord have lost their two away matches, at Ibrox and in Bern, they are on the brink of elimination.

Also, on matchday six they face FC Porto at Estádio do Dragão.

Given all of that, this feels like a must win for the Dutch side.

In the Eredivisie, Feyenoord are not in great form either.

On 28 October, Jaap Stam was sacked after a 4-0 hammering at Ajax which left them 12th in the table.

Dick Advocaat, formerly of Rangers, has since taken over.

Under him, they’ve beaten VVV-Venlo 3-0, RKC Waalwijk 3-2 but were held to a 1-1 draw by Groningen on Sunday.

That leaves them tenth, outside the European play-off places on goal difference, but a chasmic 17 points behind the leaders.

Can they kick-start not only their European campaign but their entire season with a win here?

Will Rangers get a result in Rotterdam?

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – FEBRUARY 8 : A Rangers flag flies outside Ibrox Stadium before the William Hill Scottish Cup Fifth Round match between Rangers and Raith Rovers on February 8, 2015 in Glasgow Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

As for Rangers, almost everything has gone right for them so far in all competition.

In the group stages, Sheyi Ojo’s rocket in the reverse fixture saw them to a pivotal 1-0 home win.

That was followed by a last gasp 2-1 defeat in Bern, Young Boys’ winner coming in the 93rd minute.

That set up a pivotal pair of fixtures with Porto which could define which way this campaign would go.

In Portugal, Borna Barišić’s fabulous cross picked out Alfredo Morelos who’s emphatic finish secured a 1-1 draw.

Then, last time out in the return game, two quick-fire goals from Morelos and then Steven Davis were enough to see them win 2-0.

The biggest European win Rangers have enjoyed for almost a decade.

That means Group G looks like this: Young Boys and Rangers both have seven points with Feyenoord and Porto down on four.

Steven Gerrard’s side host Young Boys on matchday six but could have already qualified before then.

If the Gers win in Rotterdam, they will qualify.

A draw would see them qualify if Porto fail to beat Young Boys in Switzerland.

A defeat would very much leave their hopes in the balance.

This is a massive night but who will be celebrating at De Kuip?

Feyenoord team news vs Rangers

Europa League live streaming

SALZBURG, AUSTRIA – MARCH 15: The logo of the UEFA Europa League is seen prior to the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 match between FC Red Bull Salzburg and Borussia Dortmund at the Red Bull Arena on March 15, 2018 in Salzburg, Austria. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images,)

Given that this is do or die for Feyenoord, Dick Advocaat will name his strongest available XI.

As always, Kenneth Vermeer will start in goal.

However, just ahead of him, they are ravaged by injuries.

Defenders Sven van Beek, Edgar Ié and Rick Karsdorp are all currently injured.

In the absence of the latter, 19-year-old Lutsharel Geertruida will start at right-back.

Marcos Senesi and Eric Botteghin will start at centre-back; Tyrell Malacia is the first-choice left-back.

In midfield, Leroy Fer and Jens Toornstra will sit in front of the defence, getting the nod over Renato Tapia.

Further forward, Luciano Narsingh will come in for Sam Larsson.

Captain and talisman Steven Berghuis, as well as Orkun Kökçü, will make up the attacking trio.

They will be looking to support loan front man Luis Sinisterra.

The Colombian has three goals to his name this season but is currently keeping Nicolai Jørgensen out of the side.

Can Feyenoord keep their Europa League qualification hopes alive?

Rangers team news vs Feyenoord

Steven Gerrard

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – DECEMBER 29: Rangers Manager, Steven Gerrard looks on during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premier League between Celtic and at Ibrox Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

As for Rangers, they’ll be looking to finish the job in this one.

Despite the fact they still have to face Hearts, Aberdeen, Celtic, Young Boys, Motherwell, Hibs, Kilmarnock and Celtic again before the winter break, they will name their strongest side for this huge clash.

That will include goalkeeper Allan McGregor.

Ahead of him will be the same back four that started at the Fountain of Youth Stadium on Sunday.

Captain James Tavernier, Connor Goldson and Filip Helander are all certainties these days.

Borna Barišić will keep his place at left-back despite a less than impressive defensive display in North Lanarkshire.

In midfield, the in form Ryan Jack is likely to be partnered by the defensively minded Glenn Kamara.

Further forward, Scott Arfield is likely to keep his place from the weekend with Steven Davis coming in.

This would see Joe Aribo join Sheyi Ojo and Greg Stewart on the bench.

Ryan Kent meanwhile will keep his place.

He scored his first and second Rangers goals on Sunday since making his deal permanent from Liverpool for £7 million.

Up front, despite the fact he has scored 13 goals this season, Jermain Defoe will be back on the bench.

That’s because Alfredo Morelos, who was rested at the weekend, will be back in.

The Colombian already has 22 goals to his name this season and could easily become only the fifth Rangers player to score 40+ goals in a single season.

Ally McCoist in the ’90s, Jim Forrest and Ralph Brand in the ’60s and Willie Reid in 1910/11 season the others.

The Colombian would miss the matchday six game against Feyenoord if he was booked in this one although that could be a dead rubber.

Will Rangers be celebrating a place in the knockout stages?

Predicted Feyenoord line-up vs Rangers

Predicted Feyenoord line-up vs Rangers

Predicted Feyenoord line-up vs Rangers.

Predicted Rangers line-up vs Feyenoord

Predicted Rangers line-up vs Feyenoord

Predicted Rangers line-up vs Feyenoord.

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Scottish Premiership table:

#TeamMPWDLFADP
1Celtic Glasgow30262289197080
2Glasgow Rangers29214464194567
3Motherwell FC30144124138346
4Aberdeen FC3012994036445
5Livingston FC30109114139239
6Hibernian FC30910114249-737
7St Johnstone FC2981292846-1836
8Kilmarnock FC3096153141-1033
9St Mirren FC3078152441-1729
10Ross County FC3078152960-3129
11Hamilton Academical FC3069153050-2027
12Heart of Midlothian30411153152-2123
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Eredivisie table:

#TeamMPWDLFADP
1Ajax Amsterdam25182568234556
2AZ Alkmaar25182554173756
3Feyenoord Rotterdam25148350351550
4PSV Eindhoven26147554282649
5Willem II Tilburg2613583734344
6FC Utrecht25125850341641
7Vitesse Arnhem26125945351041
8Heracles Almelo26106104034636
9FC Groningen26105112726135
10SC Heerenveen268994141033
11Sparta Rotterdam2696114145-433
12FC Emmen2695123245-1332
13VVV Venlo2684142451-2728
14FC Twente Enschede2676133446-1227
15PEC Zwolle2675143755-1826
16Fortuna Sittard2668122952-2326
17ADO Den Haag2647152554-2919
18RKC Waalwijk2643192760-3315
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