- Rangers won October’s reverse fixture 0-2 in Liege.
- The hosts have won ten of their 11 home matches in all competitions this season, keeping nine clean sheets.
- Liege have lost three of their four Group D games and have won just two of their last ten outings in all competitions (D4, L4).
- The Belgians are also without a win in five away games (D3, L2).
Gers to Surpass Standard
Rangers can guarantee their place in the Last 32 of the Europa League when they square off against Standard Liege at Ibrox on Thursday night.
Steven Gerrard’s side ran out cosy 0-2 winners in October’s reverse fixture – a game that will be remembered most for Kemar Roofe’s outrageous strike from inside his own half. And with Gers winning ten of their 11 home games in all competitions this season and keeping nine clean sheets, it’s easy to see why they’re heavy favourites to best the Belgians once again.
Co-Group D leaders Benfica are the only side to prize away a draw from Ibrox this term and Rangers are now in a direct battle with the Portuguese giants to claim top spot.
That could be crucial for Gers as it means they will avoid any of the eliminated Champions League sides in the next round, but they will be fully wound up for this tie anyway as they still technically need a point to ensure their progress to the Last 32.
Liege finished fifth in a weak Belgian top flight last season and they have been exposed in this competition, losing three of their four group games thus far. The visitors are winless in five on the road in all competitions and have failed to score in three of those matches, so we’re predicting a win to nil for Rangers here alongside a 3-0 correct score.