Tip Rangers - FC Midtjylland
Rangers are in top form going into this Europa League third qualifying round second leg. They made it all the way through the qualifiers to the group stages last season and are hoping to do that again this time around. The play-off round would see them face the winners of the tie between Spartak Moscow (who beat them last season in this competition) and Atromitos with that goalless after the first leg. Rangers won the first leg of this tie against Midtjylland 4-2 taking their unbeaten run to ten matches. Ten is also the number of goals they have scored in their last two games after beating Hibs 6-1 on Sunday. Home form is strong with no defeats in the last 12 played. They will have to concede three times in this game to be in danger of elimination. Rangers havent conceded three goals at home since March 2018 and it took Scottish champions Celtic to do that. In the Europa League, Rangers have gone 11 home games unbeaten with clean sheets in the last four.
Midtjylland have it all to do to get back into this tie. They were 3-0 down at one stage in the first leg so at least narrowed the gap slightly. They are second in the Danish Superliga with a 100% record after their first five games. Away form in the Europa League isn't so impressive with just one win in their last four games. Recovering in this tie looks an impossible task and the tip is for a home win for Rangers.
Key points Rangers - FC Midtjylland
Rangers have no defeats in their last 12 home games.
Rangers have gone 11 home games unbeaten in the Europa League.
Rangers have scored ten goals in their last two games.
Midtjylland have only one win in their last four away games played in the Europa League.
Conclusion Rangers - FC Midtjylland
Rangers are in great form coming into the second leg of this Europa League game. Four goals in the first leg were folllowed by six more at the weekend. They have a two-goal advantage and a bumper four away goals so it's going to be difficult indeed for Midtyjlland to get back in this tie. The tip here is for a home win.
Rangers FC Midtjylland Prediction published on August 12, 2019