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Rangers vs Benfica Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Rangers to keep winning in the Europa League

  • Rangers host Benfica in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday
  • Match is being played at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow
  • Rangers have won their last 10 home matches
  • Rangers have seen over 3.5 goals in their last 3 matches
  • Benfica have seen over 5.5 goals in 3 of their last 4 Europa League matches
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Rangers drew 3-3 against Benfica in Lisbon (Getty Images)

Rangers host Benfica in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday. The Scottish club have been in sensational form this season, can they overcome a Benfica side lacking in confidence?

Rangers Form


Rangers are sitting 11 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership after 13 wins and two draws in their opening 15 matches. They have conceded three goals in that run, holding a 41-3 goal advantage and keeping 13 clean sheets.

Steven Gerrard’s side won their opening two matches in the UEFA Europa League group stage. Gers won 2-0 at Standard Liege and 1-0 against Lech Poznań before a 3-3 draw against Benfica.

It was a thrilling match in Lisbon and one they should have won. Benfica went ahead in the 1st minute through a Connor Goldson own goal before centre-back Nicolas Otamendi was sent off in the 19th minute.

Rangers took a 3-1 lead through an own goal and strikes to Glen Kamara and Alfredo Morelos but conceded two late goals that would have infuriated Gerrard.

Rangers returned to the Scottish Premiership with a 8-0 home win against Hamilton Academical. Kemar Roofe, Joe Aribo and James Tavernier bagged braces with goals to Scott Arfield and Brandon Barker wrapping up a huge victory.

Rangers’ last match was a routine 4-0 win against Aberdeen at Ibrox. Ryan Kent, Kemar Roofe, Scott Arfield and James Tavernier all scored with the hosts having 71% possession and 18-7 shots.

Rangers Team News


Central defender Nikola Katic remains out with a cruciate ligament injury. Defender George Edmundson and striker Jordan Jones are unavailable but Gerrard has plenty of options.

Benfica Form


Benfica’s form dropped off before the international break. They failed to win in three matches starting with a 3-0 defeat against Boavista in Porto.

Jorge Jesus’ side showed fighting spirit against Rangers in the UEFA Europa League. The Eagles overcame an early red card to Nicolas Otamendi, fighting back from 3-1 down with late goals to Rafa and Darwin Núñez earning a point.

Benfica returned to the Primeira Liga with a 3-0 home defeat against Braga. The international break came at a good time for the Portuguese club.

Benfica returned  to action with a 1-0 win at third division club Paredes in the Portuguese Cup. Andreas Samaris scored the winner with Jesus fielding a second string side.

Benfica Team News


Benfica are missing André Almeida and Nuno Tavares with Diogo Gonçalves to continue at right back. 

Central defence is an issue with Jean-Clair Todibo injured and Nicolas Otamendi suspended. Jan Vertonghen and Jardel should start in central defence.

Brazilian attacker Pedrinho is injured. Defensive midfielder Julian Weigl and striker Darwin Nunez are out after testing positive for coronavirus.

Rangers vs Benfica Head to Head


The first match between Rangers and Benfica was in Lisbon three weeks ago. Rangers took a 3-1 lead against 10 men before conceding two late goals in a 3-3 draw.

Rangers vs Benfica Odds


Rangers are 2.15 favourites at Unibet with Benfica available at 3.60 at betfair. A draw can be backed at 3.50.

Rangers vs Benfica Match Up


Rangers have been in sensational form in Scotland. Their 3-3 draw against Benfica in Lisbon showed that they still have work to do against the top clubs in Europe, but their home form can't go unnoticed.

Rangers vs Benfica Stats


  • Rangers have won their last 10 home matches (all competitions).
  • Rangers have won 11 of their last 12 matches (all competitions).
  • Rangers have won 5 of their last 6 matches (UEFA Europa League).
  • Rangers have seen over 3.5 goals in their last 3 matches (all competitions).
  • Benfica have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 5 matches (UEFA Europa League).
  • Benfica have seen over 5.5 goals in 3 of their last 4 matches (UEFA Europa League).

Rangers vs Benfica FAQ

What is the Rangers vs Benfica best bet?

Rangers have won 11 of their last 12 matches and won their last 10 home matches in all competitions. Rangers to win is the best bet.

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Where is Rangers vs Benfica being played?

Rangers vs Benfica is being played at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland.

When is Rangers vs Benfica being played?

Rangers vs Benfica is being played at 20:00 GMT on Thursday 26 November 2020. The match is taking place at Ibrox Stadium.

What competition are Rangers vs Benfica playing in?

Rangers vs Benfica are playing in the UEFA Europa League.

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Verdict

Rangers are in top form and it’s hard to tip against Gerrard’s side at the moment. Benfica are not at their best but can score in Glasgow.

Best Bet: Rangers Win Full Time Result @115.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Over 3.5 Goals Total Goals @175.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: Rangers Win 3-1 Correct Score @1400.0 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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