Europa League: Old Firm fixtures to feature goals


SCOTTISH football expert Mr Fixit (@MrFixitTips) previews Thursday night's Europa League contests featuring Celtic and Rangers. 

Young Boys v Rangers | Thursday 3rd October 2019  17:55| BT Sport

Rangers might need to thank the likes of Livi, Killie and Hamilton if they avoid defeat in Bern on Thursday.

The Ibrox club have been warned about Young Boys' dodgy plastic pitch but Scottish clubs are well used to them. In fact just last week Stevie Gerrard's men won 1-0 at Livingston so I don't think he'll blame the surface if they lose.

Young Boys are a decent outfit who finished miles ahead of Basel to win the Swiss league but recent form is patchy and while they are warm favourites at 19-20 with I can see Gers at least drawing.

Rangers are 3/1 to pick up the points and 20/21 (Marathon) not to lose and they've got a chance even with no fans in the Wankdorf. Gerrard's Euro record is excellent, unbeaten in nine this season, and last year they netted five in three road games in the group stage.

Both Teams To Score looks the best bet at 7/10 with Bet365 while Over 2.5 goals 4/5. Alfredo Morelos took his season's tally to 13 in the 5-0 rout of Aberdeen and is 2/1 at Unibet to score and 6-1 to break the deadlock.

Celtic v Cluj | Thursday 3rd October 2019  20:00| BT Sport

Celtic know all there is to know about Cluj after losing 4-3 at home to crash out of the Champions League.

That was a crazy game full of defensive blunders and Neil Lennon's men should have learned their lesson.

The Hoops are a little skinny at 3/5 to gain revenge while both to score seems big at 13/10 as it came up in both legs in August. James Forrest is a big-game scorer and is 6/1 at bet365 to net first.

Best Bets

Young Boys v Rangers – Rangers double chance (20/21 Marathon)

Young Boys v Rangers – Both Teams To Score (7/10 Bet365)

Celtic v Cluj – Both Teams To Score (13/10 Sportingbet)

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