The champions of Scotland host the champions of Denmark on Thursday night at Ibrox in Group A of the Europa League. Rangers go into the fixture at the bottom of the group with zero points from six on offer. The Blues fell to Lyon on matchday 1 at Ibrox 2-0. Rangers followed up the loss with a defeat to Sparta Prague by a 1-0 score.

Rangers vs Brondby Match Preview

Rangers are not the invincible team they were a season ago. Brondby will aim to take advantage of Rangers’ up and down form on matchday 3 of the Europa League. The Danish champions have had a poor season thus far. Brondby are well off the top of the table in the Danish Superliga. Thirteen points separate Brondby from league leaders Midtjylland.

Brondby will turn their attention towards Rangers at Ibrox. These teams have never played in European competition. The Danish team has won just four times this season in all competitions. Rangers may not be the strong team they were last season, but the Scottish team is a difficult side to defeat nonetheless.

Rangers are unbeaten in two straight games going into the midweek Europa League fixture. Can Steven Gerrard’s team get their Europa League campaign up and running?

Rangers vs Brondby Betting Odds

 

 

Rangers are on a two-match unbeaten streak. They suffered a late draw against Hearts at the weekend in a top of the table Scottish Premiership clash. The Blues led through a John Lundstrum first half goal, but Hearts equalised in the 90th minute to keep Rangers within one point at the top of the table. Dare it be said, the Scottish Premiership is quite close after nine matchdays.

 

Brondby are also unbeaten in two straight domestic games ahead of Thursday night’s Europa League clash in Glasgow. The Yellow and Blue defeated Vejle 3-2 at the weekend. Niels Frederiksen’s team failed to win any of their opening eight games in all competitions. Since late August, Brondby have improved and currently, they are unbeaten in four of their last five games in all competitions.

Brondby drew nil-nil with Sparta Prague to kick off the Europa League group stage. They followed it up with a 3-0 loss to Lyon. If Brondby fancy going through to the next round of the Europa League, they must win tonight in Glasgow and in two weeks’ time at home. The same goes for Rangers.

Bookies’ best betting odds on a Rangers’ win at full-time are 8/15. Brondby, on the other hand, are at the best betting odds of 11/2 to claim an away victory. The teams are at the best betting odds of 10/3 to finish in a draw at full-time. 

Rangers vs Brondby Team News

Rangers’ medical staff will assess forward Ryan Kent ahead of kickoff. The ex-Liverpool player has a hamstring injury that could keep him out of the match. Kent is a vital member of the Rangers squad and Gerrard will be desperate to have him in the starting XI.

Defender Filip Helander is ruled out of the game with a knee injury. Gerrard will likely continue with the centre-back pairing of Leon Balogun Connor Goldson in defence. Defensive midfielder Ryan Jack is back in training but is unlikely to play due to a lack of fitness. Rangers midfielder Steven Davis and forward Kemar Roofe could start the game. Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara is suspended following a red card versus Sparta Prague.

Brondby’s first-choice goalkeeper Mads Hermansen is nursing an ankle injury and will miss the match at Ibrox. Hermansen is due back soon, but the trip to Glasgow comes too soon. Centre-back Rasmus Wikstrom is ruled out with a shoulder injury. Midfielders Mathias Greve and Peter Bjur are unavailable due to knocks.

Striker Mikael Uhre leads Brondby in goals with nine scores in all competitions. Simon Hedlund is expected to start in attack with Uhre. However, Andrija Pavlovic could jump ahead of the queue and start for the Yellow and Black alongside Uhre.

Rangers vs Brondby H2H

Thursday’s game at Ibrox is the first in Europe between Rangers and Brondby. Both teams are unbeaten in their last two games and will fancy getting maximum points. Rangers have lost back-to-back games in the Europa League and sit on zero points. Brondy have taken one point from six possible.

The top team in the group goes to the round of 16 while second place plays a knockout match against a team transferring from the Champions League. Meanwhile, the third-place finisher drops into the Europa Conference League. As it stands, Brondby would drop into the Conference League. 

Rangers vs Brondby Prediction

Both teams to score: NO @ 10/11 - BET NOW

 

 

Rangers have failed to score in their two matches in the Europa League group stage. A 2-0 loss to Lyon was followed by a 1-0 defeat to Sparta Prague. Brondy have also failed to score in two games in the Europa League. Their one point came from a draw with Sparta Prague. Our betting tips prediction is for both teams not to score.

 

Half time result: Draw @ 13/10 - BET NOW

 

 

Brondby’s two matches in the Europa League finished the first half as draws. Against Sparta Prague and Lyon, the games were tied at nil-nil at halftime. Six of Rangers’ 15 games this season were draws at halftime. Our betting tips prediction is for Rangers and Brondby to be level at the halftime break.

 

Draw no bet: Rangers @ 1/5 - BET NOW

 

 

Brondby’s lone point in the Europa League this season came from a draw with Sparta Prague. Gerrard and Rangers are seeking their first points of the Europa League tournament. Rangers are playing at home which should result in a win for the team. However, neither side has set the Europa League group stage on fire.

 

A draw could result at full-time, which is why a draw no bet wager on Rangers could be useful. Rangers are in a fight for the Scottish Premiership title on the domestic front. A win against Brondby could give them the momentum needed to defeat St. Mirren at the weekend and get their Europa League campaign going. Our betting tips prediction is for a draw no bet wager on Rangers.