Rangers vs Galatasaray betting tips: Europa League preview, predictions & odds

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Morelos, Alfredo
Itten, Cedric
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Hagi, Ianis
Jack, Ryan
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Feghouli, Sofiane
Diagne, Mbaye
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Belhanda, Younes
Etebo, Oghenekaro
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Babel, Ryan
Bayram, Omer
Tavernier, James
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Arfield, Scott
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Elabdellaoui, Omar

Rangers vs Galatasaray betting tips

This article covers Rangers vs Galatasaray betting tips and predictions.

Also included is a thorough Rangers vs Galatasaray betting preview.

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

Rangers vs Galatasaray: Match details

Match: Rangers vs Galatasaray

Competition: UEFA Europa League

Date: October 1, 2020

Kick-off time: 7:45 pm, October 1, 2020 (UK time)

Stadium: Ibrox

Betting prediction: Rangers 2-1 Galatasaray

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Rangers could not be in better form heading into the match. They are unbeaten in 11 matches in all competitions this season, winning nine of those. They’ve scored 20 goals in their last five matches, and conceded just three in their last 11.

Galatasaray have also made a good start to their campaign, winning four and drawing one of their five matches so far. The Turkish side have only won two of their last eight away games in all competitions.

It’s likely to be a close game and could easily go either way. Rangers have only lost one of their last 18 home matches in the Europa League and will be hoping to make the most of their home ground advantage, even if there won’t any fans.

Rangers vs Galatasaray: What are the betting odds?

Rangers vs Galatasaray – recent form and head to head statistics

Glasgow Rangers vs Galatasaray SK form
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Celtic Glasgow vs Glasgow Rangers - 0:2
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Glasgow Rangers vs Ross County FC - 2:0
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Glasgow Rangers vs Galatasaray SK - 2:1
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Motherwell FC vs Glasgow Rangers - 1:5
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Willem II Tilburg vs Glasgow Rangers - 0:4
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Galatasaray SK vs Alanyaspor - 1:2
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Kasimpasa vs Galatasaray SK - 1:0
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Glasgow Rangers vs Galatasaray SK - 2:1
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Galatasaray SK vs Fenerbahce - 0:0
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Galatasaray SK vs HNK Hajduk Split - 2:0
Last 5 games for Glasgow Rangers
October 17, 2020Premiership 20/21Celtic Glasgow0 - 2Glasgow Rangers
October 4, 2020Premiership 20/21Glasgow Rangers2 - 0Ross County FC
October 1, 2020UEFA Europa League 20/21Glasgow Rangers2 - 1Galatasaray SK
September 27, 2020Premiership 20/21Motherwell FC1 - 5Glasgow Rangers
September 24, 2020UEFA Europa League 20/21Willem II Tilburg0 - 4Glasgow Rangers
Last 5 games for Galatasaray SK
October 19, 2020Super Lig 20/21Galatasaray SK1 - 2Alanyaspor
October 4, 2020Super Lig 20/21Kasimpasa1 - 0Galatasaray SK
October 1, 2020UEFA Europa League 20/21Glasgow Rangers2 - 1Galatasaray SK
September 27, 2020Super Lig 20/21Galatasaray SK0 - 0Fenerbahce
September 24, 2020UEFA Europa League 20/21Galatasaray SK2 - 0HNK Hajduk Split
Glasgow Rangers vs Galatasaray SK UEFA Europa League 20/21 form
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Glasgow Rangers vs Galatasaray SK statistics for most recent head to head matches
Glasgow RangersGalatasaray SK
1Matches1
1Home Matches0
0Away Matches1
2Total Goals1
2Average Goals Scored1
1Wins0
0Losses1
0Draws0
Last 5 games & match results between Glasgow Rangers and Galatasaray SK
October 1, 2020UEFA Europa League 20/21Glasgow Rangers2 - 1Galatasaray SK

Rangers vs Galatasaray: Recommended bets

Both teams to score. Although Rangers’ defence has looked great, it’ll be a tall order to keep a shutout against Galatasaray.

Over 2.5 goals. Rangers have been scoring goals for fun lately. Each of their last five matches have produced at least four goals.

James Tavernier to score. Tavernier has scored six goals in his last six appearances and is also on penalty duty for Rangers.

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Rangers Ianis Hagi (right) celebrates scoring his side’s third goal of the game during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow. (Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images)

Rangers vs Galatasaray: Match preview

Rangers host Galatasaray at Ibrox on Thursday night. The winners of the one-legged tie will earn a spot in this season’s Europa League group stage.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard, who won the competition as a Liverpool player, has admitted that Galatasaray are the favourites. “They are certainly coming to Ibrox as favourites, for sure,” he said.

The Glaswegian side entered at the second qualifying round. They easily saw off Lincoln Red Imps with a 5-0 win in Gibraltar before thrashing Willem II 4-0 in the Netherlands last week.

Rangers enjoyed a decent run in last season’s competition. Having entered in the first qualifying round, they went all the way to the last 16, eventually being knocked out by Bayer Leverkusen.

Rangers have made a solid start to their domestic campaign. Steven Gerrard’s side are currently first in the Scottish Premiership, one point above rivals Celtic after nine matches played (although Celtic have a game in hand).

Rangers were 5-1 winners at Motherwell on Sunday, with James Tavernier (2), Jordan Jones, and Cedric Itten (2) all on the scoresheet.

Galatasaray beat Azerbaijani side Neftci 3-1 in the second qualifying round before beating Hajduk Split 2-0 last week.

Last season Galatasaray played in the Champions League but were eliminated early on after finishing bottom of their group, which featured Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.

Galatasaray are third in the Turkish Super Lig after three matches. They were held to a 0-0 draw by rivals Fenerbahce on Sunday.

The tie could also have future implications for the UEFA coefficient – the ranking which determines automatic Champions League spots. Scotland are currently ranked one position below Turkey in the UEFA coefficient and a win on Thursday night could help change that.

Thursday’s match will be Rangers’ seventh against Turkish opposition. Their record up until now reads: Played 6, won 2, drawn 2, lost 2.

The two sides met 20 years ago in the Group Stage of the Champions League. A 0-0 draw at Ibrox was followed up with a 3-2 home win for Galatasaray in Istanbul. Andrei Kanchelskis and Giovanni van Bronckhorst netted for Rangers on that evening back in 2000.

Galatasaray went on to win the tournament (then known as the UEFA Cup) that season, beating Arsenal in the final.

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Rangers team news vs Galatasaray

Steven Gerrard is likely to field a similar side to the one which beat Willem II.

Jermain Defoe was an unused substitute but could be an alternative to Scott Arfield up front. Cedric Itten will also come into consideration following his goals at the weekend.

Galatasaray team news vs Rangers

Fatih Terim did not play his strongest side in the previous round and it’s unclear how much that’ll change on Thursday.

Younes Belhanda, Omar Elabdellaoui, Radamel Falcao and Arda Turan did not start against Split and could be called upon if needed.

One of Gerrard’s former Liverpool teammates, Ryan Babel, is expected to start out wide.

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Rangers vs Galatasaray betting tips: Europa League preview FAQs

What time is kick off between Rangers vs Galatasaray?
7:45 pm, October 1, 2020 (UK time)
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United States: FuboTV. Everywhere else: Bag a VPN!
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Rangers 2-1 Galatasaray