Rangers vs Aris LimassolUEFA Europa League, KO: 20:00 Nov 30, 2023, Ibrox
RANGERS will be looking to take a huge step towards clinching a place in the knockout round of the Europa League when they face Aris Limassol at Ibrox on Thursday night.
The Light Blues boosted their chances of getting out of Group C with a well-deserved 2-1 against Sparta Prague on matchday four.
That victory has propelled the Scottish giants into second place in the section and another home win here could be enough to secure a top two berth.
Philippe Clement kept up his unbeaten start to life in the Ibrox dugout by watching his side battle back to earn a 1-1 draw at Aberdeen on Sunday.
As for Aris Limassol, they are propping up the pool with their only success coming against Rangers in the reverse fixture and they will almost certainly have to repeat the feat in Glasgow to keep their slim qualification hopes alive.
Aleksey Shpilevsky’s side returned to winning ways to maintain their place at the top of the Cypriot top-flight with a 1-0 won over APOEL on Saturday.
Rangers are red-hot 3/10 (Bet 365) favourites to make it three Group C home wins in succession.
With Rangers unbackable at the above-mentioned price, I’ll head to the Bet Builder and throw together Rangers to Win, Under Five Goals and Over Three Rangers Corners at 4/5 (Bet 365).
Rangers have shown how important the backing of the Ibrox faithful can be in this competition and with all due respect to Aris Limassol, the Gers have claimed some bigger scalps than that of Aleksey Shpilevsky’s side.
Both Real Betis and Sparta Prague have already left Ibrox empty-handed this season and it would be fair to their Cypriot guests are a downgrade on those previous challenges.
While Limassol will take confidence from their result in the reverse fixture, the Light Blues are a completely different beast in their own backyard and they have since been on an upward curve under new boss Philippe Clement.
As such, I’ll back the home team to bank what could be a potentially priceless three points, but to bolster the price, I’ll also go with under five match goals
Each of Rangers’ last eight Europa League wins at Ibrox have featured four goals or fewer and I suspect that they will secure another solid if unspectacular win on Thursday night.
To round off the Bet Builder, I’ll also take Rangers to earn a minimum of four corners during this contest – something the hosts have achieved in three of their four Group C outings so far.
What's more, this Bet Builder would have paid out in Rangers' previous two Europa League home games this season and that only adds to the appeal of siding with the same selection at 4/5 (Bet 365) on Thursday night.
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