I’ve gone for something different here: a match outcome check!
Predictably, I have whacked Rangers to this one, who have been a trustworthy BTTS pick since Steven Gerrard took over.
Rangers procured two brilliant BTTS successes against Midtjylland to accomplish this point, and considering they’ve developed a pleasant reputation of a facet who score and concede plenty, their fixture at Legia Warsaw looks to be a solid choice within this market.
Legia seem a poor side–particularly after viewing their home game against Atromitos from the previous round ending goalless–so while I see Gerrard’s guys turning the Polish outfit over on Thursday, the odds of a home goal being scored (bearing in mind we have seen 23 goals over the course of their last five games ) are rather high.
Rangers to win and both groups to score seems a bet .
My next selection will be for Gent to beat Rijeka with the two teams scoring.
Rijeka conquer Aberdeen 2-0 twice over the course of their last qualifying tie, however, the Belgian ensemble will prove a much sterner test — one I do not Rijeka passing inside this first leg.
Gent finished 5th at the Belgian top division last year, but of those 10 home games they won, eight were after both teams scored.
The hosts have pedigree in this competition and should beat Rijeka inside this first leg, but recent history suggests both teams will locate net along the way.