Champions League Group Stages on the Horizon as Rangers Host PSV Eindhoven in Playoffs

    Rangers FC vs PSV Eindhoven - 16/08/2022

    Champions League Group Stages on the Horizon as Rangers Host PSV Eindhoven in Playoffs
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    15/08/22 7647

    We have reached the playoff round of the 2022/23 Champions League and the teams are just one tie away from playing in the lucrative group stages of the competition.

    On the 16th of August we have a meeting between Glasgow Rangers of Scotland and PSV Eindhoven of the Netherlands, with the first leg at Ibrox Stadium.

    Rangers come into the match having defeated St Johnstone 4-0 at home in the Scottish Premiership on the weekend

    It was a comfortable afternoon for Rangers in-front of their own fans as they opened the scoring after 32 minutes. Rangers scored 3 goals in the second half, two of which came in the final 10 minutes of the game.

    That result means Rangers have won 4 of their 5 competitive fixtures this season. They have won all 3 of their Scottish Premiership matches to sit top of the table and recorded an excellent 3-0 home win over Union Saint-Gilloise in the Champions League third round

    It was a tremendous victory for Rangers having lose the first leg 2-0 in Belgium. Rangers opened the scoring just before half-time and that was the catalyst for a strong second half display

    Rangers have a poor recent home record in the Champions League. They have won only 1 of their 5 most recent home Champions League games and 2 of their last 12 at Ibrox.

    Conceding goals has been a problem and Rangers have kept only two clean sheets in their last 7 home Champions League matches

    PSV Eindhoven travel to Ibrox Stadium on the back of a comprehensive 5-2 win at Go Ahead Eagles on the weekend in the Eredivisie

    PSV Eindhoven opened the scoring after only 3 minutes and added 2 goals on the stroke of half-time to lead 3-1 at the interval. With the hosts down to 10 men, it was comfortable in the second half

    That result means PSV Eindhoven have won 4 of their 5 competitive fixtures in all competitions this season and remain undefeated.

    Two of the 4 wins have come in the Eredivisie and there was a thrilling 3-2 home win over Monaco in the third round of Champions League qualifying.

    Away form in the Champions League shows PSV Eindhoven are undefeated in 3 of their last 4 games. Trends show both teams have scored in 6 of their last 7 Champions League matches on the road

    Team news and Rangers will be without the injured trio of Kemar Roofe, Filip Helander, and Ianis Hagi

    PSV Eindhoven are expected to be without Noni Madueke. They also have doubts over the fitness of Yorbe Vertessen, Mauro Junior, Carlos Vinícius, and Olivier Boscagli

    Rangers will be hoping the home fans can inspire them to victory as they did in the previous round but PSV Eindhoven are a different proposition

    The Dutch club have what it takes to keep a clean sheet in this match and a single goal would be enough to hand them a big win ahead of the second leg.

    Home team
    Away team
    Probability %
    1X2
    Forebet
    Correct score
    Avg. goals
    Weather conditions
    Odds
    Score
    Live
    odds
    UCL
    222751
    20-1
    0 - 1
    2.08
    15°
    2.70
    2.55 3.30 2.70 no no no
    FT
    2 - 2(1 - 1)
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