Europa League: Rangers can edge out Porto at Ibrox


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

Europa League | Thursday 7th November 2019 | BT Sport

Rangers can take a giant step to the Europa League knockout stage by beating Porto on Thursday night. Steven Gerrard's men showed no fear in Portugal two weeks and just about deserved more than a 1-1 draw.

Porto's strength lies at home so that was a decent point but at Ibrox it should be a different story. Rangers are going well on three fronts and with big players in form I'm backing them at a best 7/4 at Marathon.

The home men shouldn't be underdogs and McBookie have got it about right by going 13-8 each of two. Marathon's odds allow us to back Rangers draw no bet at evens and that's worth the risk.

Alfredo Morelos netted in Oporto and remains in hot form. The Colombian is 5-1 at bet365 to score first and 9-5 with Unibet just to net. Other contenders are Ryan Jack, who hit a double at Ross County, and is 9-1 with Unibet to score anytime and 22-1 to break the deadlock.

Celtic face the toughest test of their campaign away to Lazio with the Romans out to avenge their defeat at Parkhead and I'll reckon they'll pick up the points but a best 8/13 looks a little skinny.

Celtic are as big as 9/2 with William Hill and that will tempt some fans but Lazio have beaten Milan away and Fiorentina at home since losing to the Hoops and on their day are a class act.

Neil Lennon's men are no slouches in attack though and a Celtic strike pays 1/2 at BetVictor while Both Teams To Score is 4/5 at Bet365.

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Rangers v Porto – Rangers draw no bet (1/1 Marathon)

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