11 December 2019 18:37
Where to watch BT Sport 3, 8pm Thursday Best bet 2pts 20-23 BoyleSports Click here to back this tip with Hills Team news Rangers Jordan Jones is fit again but unlikely to be involved. Filip Helander and Steven Davis are doubts. Young Boys Skipper Fabian Lustenberger and midfielders Gianluca Gaudino and Vincent Sierro are out. Match preview Europa League Group G has gone down to the wire and it's worth backing Rangers to hold their nerve and book their place in the last 32 by beating Young Boys at Ibrox. Five days after suffering Betfred Cup final heartache at Celtic's hands, Steven Gerrard's men should be trusted to return to winning ways against their Swiss opponents.
That would mean avenging a 2-1 loss suffered in Berne in October, the Scottish outfit's only defeat during the campaign, and they are more than capable. The Gers need only a draw to clinch qualification but it's unlikely Gerrard would settle for that and anyway it promises to be a pretty open contest because Young Boys may well have to win to make it through. The group is on a knife-edge – all four teams can go through yet none of them have already made it – but Rangers have a significant edge at home, where they have beaten Porto and Feyenoord without conceding a goal. REACTION: James Tavernier spoke to @RangersTV after today's match. pic.twitter.com/7powlFDPz5 — Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) December 8, 2019 The Gers have won seven in a row at home and have lost only once at Ibrox – to Celtic, inevitably – since March. Colombian frontman Alfredo Morelos has scored 25 goals this season – including the one they mustered in the away game – and there's a potency about Gerrard's men. And while they are rock-solid at home, Young Boys seem to struggle on their travels. They've won only one of their last 20 away European fixtures and have failed to win seven of their last nine Swiss Super League and Europa League road trips. Gerardo Seoane is missing a number of key players with injuries biting and they concede far too many goals. They are top of the table in Switzerland but have shipped an astonishing 24 goals in 17 matches, many against modest opposition. Key stat Young Boys have conceded 15 goals in their last seven matches. Sign up to emails from Racing Post Sport and get all the latest news and tips Today's top sports betting stories Follow us on Twitter @racingpostsport Like us on Facebook RacingPostSport