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Rangers v Brondby betting tips: Gerrard needs a reaction

| 21.10.2021
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Preview and odds for Thursday’s Europa League clash

Rangers hope to kick-start their Europa League campaign with a win over Danish opponents and we have examined the odds to find some Rangers v Brondby betting tips.

Steven Gerrard’s side have lost both their opening games in Group A while Brondby have at least picked up one point from their two games thus far.

Thursday’s match, which takes place at Ibrox, kicks off at 8pm and is live on BT Sport 3.

Rangers v Brondby match odds

Things have not gone according to plan for the Scottish Premiership champions in recent weeks.

Though they top the domestic table by a point following their 1-1 draw with nearest challengers Hearts – who equalised in the 90th-minute through Craig Halkett – on Saturday, they have lost both outings in Europe.

A 2-0 home defeat by Lyon was followed with a 1-0 loss at Sparta Prague and they sit bottom of the group with no goals.

In fact, they are only one of three teams to have failed to score in the Europa League this season, along with Rapid Vienna and Thursday’s opponents Brondby.

Rangers, who are 8/15 to win, have also been undisciplined, picking up three red cards across their last three Europa League games – all against sides from the Czech Republic.

Brondby could offer some soothing balm to Gers’ fans, however.

They have not been in good form, winning just three of their 12 games in the Danish Superliga and are 13 points off the pace set by Midtjylland.

They did manage to triumph 3-2 at home against Vejle BK on Sunday – although they needed two goals in the last 10 minutes to down the bottom-of-the-league side with strikes from Mikael Uhre and Christian Cappis – and are 11/2 to win the clash in the Rangers v Brondby betting tips.

They opened their Europa league campaign with a 0-0 home draw with Sparta Prague before being sunk 3-0 at Lyon on matchday two.

Gerrard’s side have won one game by two clear goals since August – a 2-0 League Cup quarter-final win over Livingston. It is 16/5 the game ends in a draw and it is 15/8 that Rangers score three goals or more.

Rangers v Brondby head-to-head

This will be the first meeting between Rangers and Brondby in European competition.

To date, Rangers have won seven of their eight meetings with Danish sides (D1), most recently defeating FC Midtjylland home and away during Europa League qualifying in 2019-20.

Brondby have played away to Scottish sides on three previous occasions in European competition, winning on their last two visits against Aberdeen in 1996 and Hibernian in 2016 (L1), and they are 17/5 on the Draw No Bet market.

Rangers v Brondby key battles

Brondby have conceded at least once in seven of their last eight games and Rangers have been breached in six of their last eight outings in all competitions.

The emphasis for Gerrard and counterpart Niels Frederiksen will be to stem the tide. The odds for both sides to score are 16/5 in the Rangers v Brondby betting tips.

Rangers have lost three of their last four home matches in all European competitions (W1) and that is as many defeats as in their previous 26 home games in Europe beforehand.

It is 31/20 Brondby win or draw the game on the Double Chance market.

View the latest Rangers v Brondby odds

All odds and markets correct at the time of publication

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Simon Milham