Rangers v Liverpool betting tips: Reds can forget domestic issues
Rangers v Liverpool betting tips, odds and preview
Last week’s meeting at Anfield proved one-sided but the Scottish giants will hope to be more competitive in the return match as we pick out some Rangers v Liverpool betting tips.
Trent Alexander-Arnold’s free-kick and Mohamed Salah’s penalty secured the Reds a comfortable 2-0 win in their Champions League ‘Battle of Britain’ and they are up to second in Group A.
Rangers remain bottom without a point or a goal ahead of Wednesday’s match at Ibrox, which kicks off at 8pm and is live on BT Sport.
Rangers v Liverpool form
The second-placed Scottish Premiership side have had a difficult run in Group A so far, dropping contests with Ajax, Napoli and Liverpool, conceding nine goals and scoring none.
They are in solid league form, however, with three consecutive wins, including Saturday’s 4-0 victory over St Mirren which benefited from an Antonio Colak brace.
Taking on Liverpool is a completely different proposition though, regardless of what form the Reds are in.
Our betting tips for last week’s clash included 23/10 for Liverpool to be leading after 15 minutes and 11/1 for Alexander-Arnold to outscore the opposition so we more than happy for the full-back to curl a free-kick into the top corner after only seven minutes.
Salah’s spot-kick doubled the advantage and Liverpool could easily have scored more had it not been for Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor, who made four first-half saves from Darwin Nunez alone.
Allan McGregor had no right to get his fingertips onto that! 🤯
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For Rangers, however, their wait for a first Champions League goal in 12 years goes on having registered just one shot on target at Anfield – in the 86th minute.
Domestic strife for Reds
Liverpool might have walked away with the 2-0 win last week, but that scoreline bucks a potentially worrisome trend for Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool have scored more than one goal just once when facing Scottish teams away in the Champions League.
The FA Cup holders are looking to regroup after dropping a tough 3-2 battle to Premier League leaders Arsenal on Sunday, which left them only in the top half of the table on goal difference.
They have managed two wins from three Champions League group stage matches so far, taking three points from Ajax after their 4-1 loss to Napoli.
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To add to their problems, Alexander-Arnold and Luis Diaz both went off injured on Sunday and Klopp could be forgiven for having one eye on Sunday’s clash with Manchester City.
Rather than resting players though, the best option might be to boost their confidence and Klopp had plenty of options off the bench at the weekend.
Coral are offering lots of #YourCall options for this game and we like the look of 4/1 for Liverpool to win both halves, score at least three goals and keep a clean sheet.
Rangers v Liverpool goalscorer tips
Nunez ended his goal drought on Sunday with the first equaliser in Liverpool’s defeat at Arsenal, which was his first goal for the club since August 6.
Assuming he starts though, we prefer Roberto Firmino at 4/1. His goal against the Gunners was his sixth of the season so the Brazilian will hope to maintain that form on Wednesday.
Another option is 5/1 for Fabio Carvalho to score the last goal of the game. His two goals this season have both been late strikes after coming off the bench and the summer signing from Fulham could get another opportunity if Klopp has the luxury of resting some of his attackers in the later stages of the game with the City game in mind.
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