Portlaoise (@1.05) vs St Josephs (@8.5)

Our Prediction:

Portlaoise will win

Portlaoise – St Josephs Match Prediction | 15-09-2019 07:30

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They should do that here against a side who have won just one match in the Europa League. The Gers were solid on their way to the group stage last season, keeping clean sheets in their opening three games. Were backing them to claim a win with a -3 handicap, which means we expect Rangers to win by at least four clear goals in this second leg meeting. Theres an obvious gulf in class between these two, as shown in the away leg last week. Given that Rangers need to take this second leg at Ibrox seriously, there should be another high scoring victory on the cards for Gerrards side.

Rangers FC v St Josephs Tips & Predictions | Match Previews

Instead, we expect a strong Rangers side to make short work of the away team. Drawing a blank, shipping four away goals and facing this trip means that the visitors are all but out. The visitors have already had to come through a Europa League preliminary clash, but that didnt help them when it came to hosting the Glasgow giants. All they really have left is the experience of this trip to Ibrox, but theres next to no chance of seeing a colossal turnaround in this one.

Josephs beat Prishtina in the 2nd leg last round 2-0 thanks to goals late in the second half from Villar and Juanfri, but the game was marred by the sending-off of Rojas for the hosts and Prishtina duo Dallku and Bekteshi. Rangers have only played one pre-season game so far but they produced a 5-0 win against English side Oxford United in that match and were able to give game time to all of their six new signings. St.

We wouldnt be surprised to see him two goals or more against St Josephs. Team from Ibrox destroyed the French opposition winning the match 4-0. Alfredo Morelos is once again carrying the squad when it comes to offense. Steven Gerrard has a lot of reasons for optimism when it comes to EL group stage placement. The squad was looking great during the weekend in a friendly match against Olympique Marseille.

Prediction St Josephs - Prishtina

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Rangers were 4-0 winners in the first meeting between these two, which means theyre all but through now anyway. With little in the way of preseason friendlies, the Gers are relying on these games to get their players up to speed, while they need to get minutes under their belt with a potentially tricky clash to come in the next round. The Gers have a commanding lead over St Josephs, but they are unlikely to use that in order to rest players.

Not so long ago the Gers were eliminated by a Luxembourg representative Progres Niederkorn. It is fair that the 2nd leg match of Europa League qualifiers between Rangers FC and St Josephs is going to be trivial. No one really gave any chance to the Gibraltar squad, despite the fact Scottish teams dont do well lately in this competition. Have they learned the lesson of not underestimating small teams? The Scottish side has already secured the next round by demolishing the opposition seven days ago 4-0.


When they stuck to playing the fast, attacking brand of football which has served them so well this year they were proving a real handful, even before Donie Kingston was sent off. It was their third meeting this year against a seasoned Arles-Killeen side, but they retained the upper hand. Their win over Arles-Killeen in the semi-finals was impressive for a number of reasons.

Despite being held to a goalless draw in the first half, the Teddy Bears raced away from their opponents in the second half with goals from Ryan Jack, Sheyi Ojo, Connor Goldson and Alfredo Morales securing a comfortable 0-4 away win. Rangers managed to avoid the embarrassment that their Old Firm rivals suffered in Gibraltar two years previously as they headed to the British overseas territory last weekend.

The Glaswegian outfit remained unbeaten in their eight home fixtures in the competition last term and they were desperately unlucky to not qualify from the group stages. The Europa League provided some of the more memorable moments for the Gers during their first season under the guidance of Steven Gerrard. This year, theyll be hoping for more success on the continent as they also look to push on and challenge Celtic domestically.