Rangers vs PSV prediction 16/08/2022

Rangers FC

Rangers FC

2 : 2

PSV Eindhoven

PSV Eindhoven

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  • Date: 16/08/2022
  • Competition: Champions League
  • KO: 21:00 CET
  • Venue: Ibrox Stadium (Glasgow)

Following a brilliant turnaround against USG in the previous round, Rangers return to Champions League action as they welcome Dutch outfit PSV to Ibrox Stadium for the first leg of their play-off tie.

A €40 million prize awaits the winners of this contest with a place in the group stages up for grabs and both sides will fancy their chances of returning to Europe´s top table.

Rangers vs PSV Betting Tips: Rangers to win

As Rangers once again proved at Ibrox, they are a formidable force in European football, with another remarkable turnaround witnessed in Glasgow last week against the Belgians.

Coming from two goals down, Rangers claimed a brilliant 3:0 win, although the Belgian defending could certainly be questioned.

However, under Van Bronckhorst, Rangers have excelled at this level, scoring big wins over Red Star, Braga, RB Leipzig and USG under the lights at Ibrox and will not be fazed by the arrival of Eredivise runners-up PSV.

Of course, PSV have started the season brightly, scoring a big 5:3 win over Ajax in the Dutch Super Cup while they came from behind to eliminate Monaco last week, scoring in the 89th minute, having trailed at half-time.

In their opening five fixtures of the season, PSV have scored an impressive 18 goals but have leaked 9, suggesting that defensive improvements will be required in the coming weeks.

Ultimately, while PSV are certainly a talented side, Ibrox is a special venue, and Rangers look overpriced to claim a first-leg advantage. The Gers can also be backed with confidence not to lose, having performed so well under pressure against European opponents at this venue. 

Goals should probably be expected, considering PSV´S recent fixtures, and an entertaining occasion could see both teams scoring, but our preference is for the home side, with Rangers knowing a first-leg advantage is surely required to maintain their hopes of returning to the Champions League for the first time since 2010. 

Rangers FC vs PSV Eindhoven Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. PSV Eindhoven

    0 : 1

    Rangers FC

    Champions League

  2. Rangers FC

    2 : 2

    PSV Eindhoven

    Champions League

  3. Rangers FC

    0 : 1

    PSV Eindhoven

    Europa League

  4. PSV Eindhoven

    0 : 0

    Rangers FC

    Europa League

Rangers FC

Rangers Team News

Rangers will likely go with much of the same side that overcame USG last week however, Ben Davies is likely to keep his place in defence, having replaced James Sands in the weekend win against St Johnstone.

Antonio Colak will likely lead the line despite the return to fitness of Alfredo Morelos, while Ryan Kent should return having missed the St Johnstone victory.

Ianis Hagi, Filip Helander and Kemar Roofe remain long-term absentees.

Last matches of Rangers FC

  1. Hearts

    0 : 4

    Rangers FC

    Premiership

  2. Rangers FC

    2 : 1

    Dundee United

    Premiership

  3. Rangers FC

    0 : 3

    Napoli

    Champions League

  4. Aberdeen

    0 : 0

    Rangers FC

    Premiership

  5. Ajax

    4 : 0

    Rangers FC

    Champions League

Rangers FC lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 33

    Jon McLaughlin

Defenders

  • 2

    James Tavernier

  • 6

    Connor Goldson

  • 19

    James Sands

  • 31

    Borna Barišić

Midfielders

  • 11

    Tom Lawrence

  • 10

    Steven Davis

  • 4

    John Lundstram

Forwards

  • 9

    Antonio Čolak

  • 71

    Malik Tillman

  • 14

    Ryan Kent

PSV Eindhoven

PSV Team News

PSV have invested wisely in the summer with Xavi Simons and Luuk De Jong, impressing following their arrivals from PSG and Sevilla, respectively. 

However, the visitors are unable to call on the services of attackers Noni Madueke, Carlos Vinicius and Yorbe Vertessen.

Mauro Junior and Olivier Boscagli are also expected to miss out.

Last matches of PSV Eindhoven

  1. Cambuur

    3 : 0

    PSV Eindhoven

    Eredivisie

  2. PSV Eindhoven

    4 : 3

    Feyenoord

    Eredivisie

  3. Arsenal

    0 : 0

    PSV Eindhoven

    Europa League

  4. PSV Eindhoven

    1 : 0

    RKC Waalwijk

    Eredivisie

  5. PSV Eindhoven

    1 : 1

    Bodo/Glimt

    Europa League

PSV Eindhoven lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Walter Benítez

Defenders

  • 3

    Jordan Teze

  • 5

    André Ramalho

  • 4

    Armando Obispo

  • 31

    Philipp Max

Midfielders

  • 6

    Ibrahim Sangaré

  • 23

    Joey Veerman

  • 15

    Érick Gutiérrez

Forwards

  • 28

    Ismael Saibari

  • 9

    Luuk de Jong

  • 11

    Cody Gakpo

Key Facts Rangers vs PSV

  • Rangers have scored at least 2 goals in each of their last 6 home European fixtures
  • Rangers have lost just 1 of their last 8 home European fixtures
  • PSV won 1:0 on aggregate when these sides last met in 2011

Main prediction Rangers FC - PSV Eindhoven

Rangers FC to win

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49% winrate

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4 wins in a row

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Rangers vs PSV - FAQ

? Rangers Player to Watch
Antonio Colak - The Croatian seems to be finding his feet in Glasgow, having scored in each of his last 3 appearances following his summer arrival from PAOK
? PSV Player to Watch
Luuk de Jong - The 31-year-old frontman has scored in his last 2 appearances for PSV following his transfer from Sevilla.
? Where to watch?
This Champions League play-off match can be viewed live on BT Sport.