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Date: 21st September 2023
Kick-Off: 20:00 UK, 21:00 CET
TV: TNT Sports 3, TNT Sports Ultimate
Rangers to win
2-1 to Rangers
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Rangers vs Real Betis: Top free betting tips
Get ready for an enticing clash in the UEFA Europa League as two-time runners-up, Rangers, face Real Betis. Despite their historical success in the competition, Rangers are considered underdogs, having lost to PSV in UEFA Champions League qualifying and recently falling to Celtic in the Old Firm derby.
Match result prediction: Rangers to win
Gers put their Old Firm defeat and Champions League heartache behind them with a 2-0 win over St Johnstone. Meanwhile, Real Betis arrives on the back of a 5-0 defeat by Barcelona in La Liga. The question arises of whether Rangers can overcome their historical struggles against Spanish opponents at home, and the answer seems in the positive. The Scottish giants boast an unbeaten streak of six matches with five wins and one draw at Ibrox and should have enough in the tank to get the better of the struggling Andalusians.
Both teams to score prediction: Yes
Rangers' defence was laid bare by PSV and Celtic in successive fixtures as they conceded six goals. The Dutch outfit plundered them for five strikes, a similar tally Real Betis shipped in against Barcelona over the weekend. While the duo's attacking abilities are adequate, the respective slump at the back should see a goals fiesta. We should witness both goalkeepers picking the ball from their own net as a consequence.
Correct score prediction: 2-1 to Rangers
In their first-ever meeting, Rangers will count on their home support to cause the travelling Betis problems. Ibrox will be lively as Thursday night football continues and they should overcome the Andalusians, who have lost three of their last four away fixtures. Given their own defensive woes, Rangers will not be too adventurous and will settle for a 2-0 win. However, Betis will not return without something to show for and 2-1 seems a likely conclusion to this meeting.
Rangers vs Real Betis: Form, recent games, and news
Rangers aim to rebound from their UEFA Champions League qualifying disappointment and a narrow defeat to Celtic. They found solace in a crucial 2-0 victory over St Johnstone, boosting their morale. However, their European home record against Spanish teams has been challenging, with no wins since 1985/86. On a brighter note, their recent UEL form at Ibrox is impressive, boasting an unbeaten streak of six matches with five wins and one draw.
Real Betis preview
Real Betis enters the UEL following a mixed start to their season, including a heavy 5-0 defeat by Barcelona. Their matchup against Scottish opponents is not entirely unfamiliar, having previously faced Celtic two seasons ago. However, their loss to Celtic in Glasgow may raise concerns about their visit to Scotland. Manager Manuel Pellegrini faces goalkeeper issues, with two injured keepers and doubts about the third-choice keeper's performance.
FAQs regarding Rangers vs Real Betis
Who is the referee for this match? Lawrence Visser.
Who is the Rangers player to watch? James Tavernier.
Who is the Real Betis player to watch? Willian José.