St Josephs vs Rangers betting tips and predictions for the Europa League qualifying match on Tuesday 9th July in Gibraltar. Rangers will be looking to avoid an early season upset in the first leg of what should be a straight forward tie.
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Rangers should comfortably see off Gibraltan side St Josephs here. Steven Gerrard has already confirmed that Alfredo Moreles will be in the squad after missing the weekend friendly with Oxford United.
There are high hopes around Ibrox that Gerrard can get closer to Celtic in the Scottish Premiership this season, but they have to start their European campaign very early on in the summer.
Rangers will be keen to avoid the humiliation of getting knocked-out of this competition by Luxembourg part-timers Progrès Niederkorn two seasons ago.
St Josephs have already made it through one round of qualifying, beating Prishtina 3-1 on aggrefate. They drew 1-1 in the away leg before a 2-0 victory at home.
Steven Gerrard will want to get this tie sealed as early as possible, so an away win is vital for them here.
We’re not expecting Rangers to be at their best given this is their first competative match of the campaign.
In Europa League qualifying last season, they kept clean sheets in their first three away matches, so we’re expecting the same again here.
It would be no surprise to see Rangers only score two or three here, so the second of our St Josephs vs Rangers predictions is for Rangers to win and under 3.5 goals to be scored.
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