Rangers vs Young Boys betting tips: UEFA Europa League match preview & predictions

Rangers vs Young Boys prediction: Rangers 2-1 Young Boys

It’s all on the line for Rangers.

It’s been a fantastic European campaign so far which has taken the Gers to the top of the group.

But, they still need a result in this one to book their place in the knockout stages.

Will it be a night of celebration at Ibrox?

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Rangers vs Young Boys: Who will win?

Rangers have won both of their home fixtures in this group so far and are 4/5 to make it three out of three.

Young Boys meanwhile probably need to win in Glasgow and are 16/5 to do just that.

A draw, which would do for the home side, is 13/5.

Over 2.5 goals is 4/5.

Both teams to score is 4/6

Rangers to win and both teams to score is 9/4.

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)

Alfredo Morelos has already scored 25 goals this season. El Bufalo is 14/5 to open the scoring and 21/10 to net anytime.

Ryan Kent will also be a threat. He is 13/2 to score first and 12/5 to score a, potentially, pivotal goal.

Guillaume Hoarau will lead the line for the away side. He is 6/1 to break the deadlock and 23/10 to net anytime.

Christian Fassnacht scored the winner when these two met in Bern on matchday two. He is 9/1 to score first and 7/2 to score in 90 minutes.

Both Kent and Morelos to score is 13/2.

Both Tavernier and Morelos to score is 9/1.

Both Fassnacht and Jean-Pierre Nsame to score is 16/1.

Both Michel Aebischer and Moumi Nicolas Ngamaleu to score is 60/1.

Rangers vs Young Boys: Match preview

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)

How on earth did Rangers not win that?

On Sunday, they took on Celtic in the League Cup Final at Hampden; the first time the two had met in a cup final since 2011.

The Gers completely dominated the first half but could not make the breakthrough.

Then, on the hour mark, Celtic took the lead from a free-kick with their first shot on target of the entire match.

But then less than two minutes later, Rangers were awarded a penalty and Celtic’s right-back was sent-off for denying a clear goalscoring opportunity.

James Tavernier, the usual penalty taker, had missed his last two so the responsibility was handed over to Alfredo Morelos.

El Bufalo stepped up, looking to score his first ever goal against Celtic, but saw his tame effort swatted away.

Steven Gerrard’s side could not find an equaliser, even with just ten-men, Celtic claimed the cup.

Nevertheless, Rangers’ season is far from over as they have much bigger prizes to fight for.

In the Premiership, they are just two points behind their bitter rivals in a title race that will go down to the wire.

But first, their attention is firmly on Europe and making it through to the round of 32.

They’ve won both of their games at Ibrox so far, beating Feyenoord 1-0 and FC Porto 2-0.

Last time out, a pair of headers from Morelos saw them draw 2-2 with Feyenoord in Rotterdam.

That means they sit top of Group G, needing just a point to qualify.

A win would wrap up top spot.

Will it be a special night under the lights at Ibrox?

Can Young Boys silence Ibrox?

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,)

As for Young Boys, they were in pole position to qualify at the mid-way point of this group.

Now, their qualification hopes are hanging by a thread.

On matchday two, Christian Fassnacht scored a 93rd minute goal as Young Boys came from a goal down to beat Rangers 2-1 at Stade de Suisse.

Then, Roger Assalé and then Jean-Pierre Nsame both scored penalties as they beat Feyenoord 2-0 in Bern.

However, they have not won since.

First, Marvin Spielmann’s equaliser helped them to a 1-1 draw at De Kuip.

Then, Fassnacht scored a sixth minute header as they took the lead at home to Porto.

If they’d have held on, they would have qualified.

However, the Portuguese side scored twice in three minute to leave Switzerland 2-1 winners.

That leaves Gerardo Seoane’s side in a tough position.

In Group G: Rangers have eight points, Porto and Young Boys are on seven and Feyenoord are not out of contention on five.

So, Young Boys must better Porto’s result as they have a worse head to head record.

In all likelihood, they must win in Glasgow and, if they do, Rangers could go out.

Can they make it through to the knockout stages of this competition for just the third time?

They do head to Scotland in decent domestic form.

On Saturday, they beat strugglers Luzern 1-0 at home.

That leaves them one point clear of FC Basel at the top of the Swiss Super League as they look to win their third successive title.

However, it is European success that they crave so will they make it through in this group?

Rangers team news vs Young Boys

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)

Despite a bitterly disappointing defeat on Sunday, Steven Gerrard is not likely to make too many changes.

Allan McGregor will continue in goal.

There will be an enforced change at the back.

Filip Helander went off injured at Hampden so Nikola Katić will come in.

Captain James Tavernier, Connor Goldson and Borna Barišić will make up the defence.

In midfield, as always in a big game, Glenn Kamara will partner Ryan Jack in midfield.

Further forward, Steven Davis is out for two or three weeks; a huge blow.

Joe Aribo deputised at the weekend and will keep his place.

Scott Arfield and joint-club record signing Ryan Kent will continue out-wide.

Sheyi Ojo, Greg Stewart and Brandon Barker will be the options off the bench.

Up-front, despite a miserable cup final performance, Alfredo Morelos will keep his place.

The Colombian has 25 goals already this season with 13 of those coming in Europe, including five in the group stages.

Thus, he will keep his place with Jermain Defoe an option in reserve.

Will he fire Rangers through to the knockout stages of a European competition for the first time since 2008?

Young Boys team news vs Rangers

The Wankdorf Stadium, belonging to Young Boys

BERN, SWITZERLAND – FEBRUARY 19: A general view of the stadium prior to the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between BSC Young Boys and Everton FC at Stade de Suisse, Wankdorf on February 19, 2015 in Bern, Switzerland. (Photo by Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images)

As for Young Boys, Gerardo Seoane’s side have had a days extra rest.

Could that make all the difference?

David von Ballmoos will keep his place in goal looking to add to his eight clean sheets this season.

In defence, Ulisses Garcia and Saidy Janko are the first-choice full-backs.

Likewise, Frederik Sørensen will start at centre-back and will be partnered by Cédric Zesiger who will get the nod over Nicolas Bürgy.

Mohamed Ali Camara and Fabian Lustenberger are injured.

In midfield, they travel to Scotland without Vincent Sierro, Gianluca Gaudino, Sandro Lauper and Miralem Sulejmani.

So, Michel Aebischer will partner Christopher Martins in midfield.

Nicolas Moumi Ngamaleu and Christian Fassnacht, who scored the winner in the reverse fixture, will start out-wide.

As this is a game they surely must win, they will name a front two.

Jean-Pierre Nsame will partner club-record goalscorer Guillaume Hoarau.

Can they fire Young Boys through and, thereby, send Rangers out?

Predicted Rangers line-up vs Young Boys

Predicted Rangers line-up vs Young Boys

Predicted Rangers line-up vs Young Boys.

Predicted Young Boys line-up vs Rangers

Predicted Young Boys line-up vs Rangers

Predicted Young Boys line-up vs Rangers.

Highlights of Rangers 1-0 Feyenoord

Highlights of FC Porto 1-1 Rangers

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Highlights of Young Boys 2-0 Feyenoord

Highlights of Young Boys 1-2 FC Porto

The latest tweets from Rangers pre Young Boys

The latest tweets from Young Boys pre Rangers

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

Scottish Premiership table:

#TeamMPWDLFADP
1Celtic Glasgow20171255134252
2Rangers FC19162153114250
3Motherwell FC2112183327637
4Aberdeen FC2110653026436
5Livingston FC216783029125
6Hibernian FC216782936-725
7Kilmarnock FC2165101724-723
8Ross County FC205692242-2021
9St Johnstone FC194871634-1820
10St Mirren FC2154121729-1219
11Hamilton Academical FC2146112034-1418
12Heart of Midlothian2127121835-1713
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