Rangers vs PSV EindhovenUEFA Champions League, KO: 20:00 Aug 22, 2023, Ibrox
RANGERS face a huge test if they are to knock out PSV Eindhoven for the second year in a row at this stage and qualify for the Champions League group stages.
Michael Beale's side entertain the Dutch cracks with the first leg at Ibrox in an exact repeat of last season's tie.
But the difference this year is that PSV look to have improved considerably more than Rangers.
Peter Bosz knows all about beating Rangers in Europe – he's done it with both Bayer Leverkusen and Lyon and is aiming to become the first manager to beat them with three different clubs in Europe.
His side are packed full of quality players like Luuk de Jong, Joey Veerman and Noa Lang, with the latter an injury doubt. Former Rangers hero Malik Tillman is also at the club on loan, although he's unlikely to start in Glasgow.
They have won every game this season which has included dismantling Austrian side Sturm Graz home and away and they are no mugs.
Rangers were able to enjoy the luxury of resting a few players in what turned into a real slog against a Morton side who took the lead in the Viaplay Cup.
And this will be a huge challenge for the Scottish side.
How the bookies view it
Recent head to heads
Last season, Rangers won 1-0 in Eindhoven to qualify after a 2-2 draw in Glasgow.
Encouragingly for Rangers, they have never lost against PSV on six occasions.
Players to watch
Danilo should know all about PSV having played for Feyenoord, Ajax and Twente Enschede in the Eredivisie. The Brazilian is 21/10 to score with bet365 anytime.
Luuk de Jong has scored four goals in four games for PSV this season and also takes the penalties for them. The former Barcelona striker is a tempting 9/4 to score anytime with bet365.
Anything else catch the eye?
PSV looked primed for revenge here and this may come too soon for a Rangers side who are, at best, a work in progress.
You can never be sure of an away win at Ibrox in Europe, but PSV should be well aware of what to expect and have so many attacking options that they can take advantage of a Rangers defence that looks vulnerable.
They have goals all over their teams and battered Sturm Graz home and away. The 6/5 for them to score two or more goals with William Hills looks a fair bet too.
Finally, back PSV to win most corners here at 6/5 with Paddy Power. Rangers have changed the way the play slightly and their full backs don't bomb forward as much. PSV won seven corners on their own in both legs in the last round and can get the most here too.
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