Europa League: Scottish sides can shine in crunch qualifiers


RANGERS, Aberdeen and Kilmarnock continue their Europa League qualifiers on Thursday night. Scottish football expert Mr Fixit (@MrFixitTips) previews their encounters.

Europa League | Thursday 18th July 2019

Aberdeen are the only club Scottish walking a Europa League tightrope as they, Rangers and Kilmarnock attempt to make the second qualifying round.

The Dons have work to do after conceding a late goal at home to RoPS but Rangers and Killie have done the hard job away from home.

Instead of needing to win 3-0 to qualify, RoPS will go through with a 1-0 success after losing 2-1 at Pittodrie. The goal changed the momentum of the tie but Derek McInnes' men were clearly superior and I'm backing them to win in the Arctic Circle.

Aberdeen boasted the best away record in the Premiership last season and are 4/6 from 3/4 at Coral to win again. Skipper Joe Lewis was disappointed to concede at Pittodrie and I'm on the Dons to win ‘to nil' at 9-5 with Bet365.

Niall McGinn netted a cracker with Sam Cosgrove also on target and it's last season's prolific scorer who tempts to net first or score.

Rangers have won 5-0, 4-0 and 4-0 this season and with the tie against St Joseph's done is all about how many they'll score. The handicap line is set at -3 or -4 and the first one especially could come in at 8/13 with Betway while -4 is 13/8 at Paddy Power. Rangers to win to nil pays just 2/5 at Boylesports.

Steven Gerrard has plenty of options regarding his starting line-up so check teams before having a bet. Last season's top scorer Alfredo Morelos is 13/5 with Bet365 while Jermain Defoe is 9/4.

Killie are just 1/10 at home to Connah's Quay Nomads but could concede so try Killie and Both Teams To Score at 23/10 with 888.

Best Bets

RoPS v Aberdeen – Aberdeen to win ‘to nil' (9/5 Bet365)

Rangers v St Joseph's – Rangers – 3 handicap (8/13 Betway)

Kilmarnock v Connah's Quay Nomads – Kilmarnock to win and Both Teams To Score (23/10 888)

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Mr Fixit is the resident football tipster at the Daily Record, Scotland's best read newspaper. He's also the proud host of one the best betting communities on the web,

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