Rangers vs Ufa (By: Stanioooo)
Last step before the EL group stages and a match between The Scottish club Glasgow Rangers and the Russian Ufa. 1st leg will be played at Ibrox Stadium.
Rangers under Steven Gerrard still don't know what the loss means and they did their job since the start of the season more than perfect. They have perfect results in the domestic league, while in EL they eliminated 3 opponents till now- Shkupi from Macedonia(2:0 on aggregate), Osijek from Croatia(2:1 on aggregate) and Maribor from Slovenia(3:1 on aggregate). You can easily see their opponents were not amateur teams and every underestimation can means elimination of the tournament. They performed amazingly in their home games winning against Shkupi 2:0 and Maribor 3:1 with goalless draws away from home, while against Osijek they won in Croatia- 1:0, while at Ibrox they made 1:1 with an equalizer for Osijek in the 89th minute. So, now it's time for the last step and it's called Ufa. Maybe not a lot of people ever heard about this Russian club before this season and they are not amongst the best clubs in Russia for sure, so it would be a miracle to think they will have the strenght to eliminate opponent like Rangers. Under Gerrard, Rangers progress is enormous and with a striker like Alfredo Morelos, goals can easily come.Problems can come if they sell him to Bordeaux( I heard its their main target). He is something like the mascot of the club right now.
Ufa started the domestic league in Russia with a win and draw, but then they suffered two losses in a row by Krasnodar and Dynamo Moscow with 1:0 and 3:0. In Europe they succeeded to eliminate two clubs till now-the Slovenian Domzale and the Luxembourg Progres. Infact in both ties luck was on their side with very late decisive goals. Against Domzale they made 0:0 at home, while in Slovenia they were losing 1:0 and Domzale just outplayed them, but a late equalizer by the left back Jokic qualified the club in the next round. In the next round they faced Progres Niedercorn and the Luxembourg team played absolutely equad to Ufa in both legs. Ufa took the 1st match in Russia with 2:1, while in the 2nd leg it was the same result for Progres, before in the deep part of the extra time during the 2nd half Ufa succeeded to score the equalizer for the final 2:2(goal by Paurevic). So, it's obvious their next opponent will put them under even higher pressure.
Rangers will miss in this match Rossiter(MF), while Coulibaly(MF), Dorrans(MF) and Wallace(DF) are all doubtful. The guests will be without Seidakhmet(FW).
So, everything is with the home side here and I strongly believe Rangers will take an advantage before the 2nd leg in Russia. Maybe this is the game in EL on Thursday with the best value and I am not panicked that there can happen manipulation or something like that, because so many people will bet on this match. The odds started to drop and I am not sure what they will be on Thursday, so that I will play it right now, of course with max stake. Just two words- LOVE RANGERS!
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Rangers vs Ufa prediction
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