CELTIC and Rangers continue their Europa League excursions on Thursday night. Scottish football expert Mr Fixit (@MrFixitTips) previews their encounters.
Red Bull Salzburg v Celtic | Thursday 4th October 2018, 17:55 | BT Sport
Celtic face a tough test in Austria on Thursday. Red Bull Salzburg are in fab form with nine wins in a row giving them a 100% league record.
Like Celtic, they flopped in the Champions League qualifiers but showed their quality with a 3-2 opening-day Europa League win at RB Leipzig.
Salzburg have netted three or more in five of their last six, while 1-0 is Celtic’s favourite score these days. Over 2.5 match goals has a chance at 4/5 (SkyBet).
But instead, Manus Dabbour netted the opener in Germany and bagged a double at the weekend. Back him at 69/20 with Marathon to score first.
Rangers v Rapid Vienna | Thursday 4th October 2018, 20:00 | BT Sport
Rangers should take care of Rapid Vienna at home. Rapid are in poor form and sacked Goran Djuricin at the weekend after a 2-0 home defeat by St Polten left them 18 points off the pace.
St Polten boss Dietmar Kuhbauer, a former Rapid star, was quickly appointed to the hots-eat and will have little time to lift his side.
Rangers’ battling draw in Villarreal stretched their unbeaten Euro record to 10 and Steven Gerrard’s men attract at 21-20 with Matchbook to win.
Rapid have lost their last six away games – four of them by 2-1 – and 2-1 Rangers pays 8/1 at BetVictor.