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With the last-minute target assignment of the last week ranger a chance to fight pipping Malmo to a place in the Champions League The Scottish champions welcomed their Swedish colleagues at Ibrox to the playoffs on Tuesday.
Both teams will face the full roar of the infamous home support as the Glasgow giants have received the green light to play at full capacity.
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This week there is a sell-out against Malmö – the first full house in Scottish football since meeting Bayer Leverkusen in March 2020, just days before the COVID-19 pandemic brought the sport to a standstill – the Rangers will be very interested in to react to the demands of their fans for the Champions League qualification.
As they try to overcome their first leg defeat in the third qualifying round at Eleda Stadium, it is certain that Steven GerrardThe team will need such support lately, given the imperious form of their opponents.
Find yourself in a sudden two-goal deficit, when Sören Rieks and Veljko Birmancevic Both met for the Swedish champions – within seconds in the second half – experienced midfielder Steven Davis rode to the rescue with the final kick of the game.
While his crucial hit brings the Rangers back into competition, they are still faced with the daunting task of setting up a playoff duel with Ludogorets or Olympiacos later this month, especially considering that their aura of invincibility has waned recently.
Just a few days after the defeat in Sweden, on Saturday, Jamie RobsonDundee United’s goal was enough to doom Gerrard’s side to a premier league setback since losing to Hamilton Academical in March 2020 – a remarkable 41 Scottish Premiership games total.
The light blues haven’t made it to the actual Champions League in over a decade – having suffered serious problems off the field in the meantime, this may not come as a surprise – and their nerves won’t help if they notice what is happening on last time happened this stage of the competition was reached. In the 2011 qualifiers, it was actually Malmö that knocked them out.
Current coach of Malmo Jon Dahl Tomasson has the club on course for the title in a row under his leadership after winning three of the last four Allsvenskan games with a cumulative score of 11-0; past Sirius, Degerfors and Mjallby.
Despite tying a goalless draw against Halmstad after their victory over Rangers on Saturday, they remain level on points with Djurgarden at the top of the table and advancement in Europe is the next goal for an up-and-coming club.
It’s been a challenging path so far, however, as Di Blae only survived the first two stages last month due to a 2-1 aggregate win over Riga and a hard-fought 2-2 draw in Helsinki. who secured a 3-2 overall victory over HJK.
Former Milan striker Tomasson did not fare well when he was introduced to the top coach in the Netherlands, but has shown that he can continue his current club’s dominance since taking office. Nevertheless, there is growing pressure to realize the fans’ dream of returning to the Champions League this season.
In fact, the 1979 European Cup runners-up has not reached the group stage since taking part in an invited section with Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Shakhtar Donetsk in 2016, in 180 Minutes of the Promised Land.
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Also with a returning star Alfredo Morelos back in the first XI, the Rangers ultimately failed to break Dundee United at the weekend – scoring just a single goal after over 90 minutes of attempts in Sweden.
With Steven Gerrard’s side simply having to score after losing 2-1 last week, Morelos is likely to be held despite the lack of sharpness due to its recent quarantine period Cedric Itten could be eliminated from the line-up that started in the Eleda Stadium.
Fellow striker Kemar Roofe deals with a family emergency, so cannot be reached again, but recently signed Fashion sakala will play a role at some point.
Ryan Jack his return was postponed from a calf injury, so Ianis Hagi is another possible option for Gerrard as he is chasing gates in front of a crowded Ibrox.
Jon Dahl Tomasson’s side from Malmo, meanwhile, could start in their often-used 4-2-3-1 formation, but played back three on Saturday and are also known to use a more traditional 4-4-2 when needed.
The visitors only suffer long-term injuries Ola Toivonen and Danish defender Jonas Knudsen as confirmed absenteeism, even an unchanged team may be named to the winner of the first leg.
Norway striker Jo Inge Berget will therefore likely join the captain Christiansen is different in helping the Croatian striker Antonio Colak in front.
Rangers possible starting line-up:
McGregor; Tavernier, Goldson, Helander, Barisic; Lundstram, Davis, Aribo; Hagi, Morelos, Kent
Malmö possible starting line-up:
Dahlin; Lewicki, Ahmedhodzic, Nielsen, Moisander; Rieks, Innozenz, Birmancevic, Christiansen, Berget; Colak
Probability: Rangers 1-1 Malmö (Malmö wins 3-2 overall)
Aside from a rare gap at the weekend, Malmö started their season with a torrent of goals.
With a goal conceded in the first leg after the away goals rule is no longer worrisome, Malmö can take advantage of the natural desperation in the Rangers’ camp if they don’t break through early. That means one goal at break could be enough to seal the Swedes’ overall victory and doom their hosts to another Europa League season.
Best betting tip for this match
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