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These two sides have run away with their domestic leagues this campaign and both remain unbeaten, and there was little to separate them in the first leg in Prague.
The Czech outfit may feel they shaded the contest, enjoying the better of the first half and forcing Allan McGregor into a world class save during the second period, though Rangers once again demonstrated their resilience.
A goal against the run of play in the first half and an improved second-half showing handed the Gers a decent result.
Indeed, Slavia Prague are tough to overcome on their own patch where they’re W6-D7-L4 in Europe since 2018/19, as those defeats were inflicted by elite outfits Chelsea, Dortmund, Barcelona and Inter Milan.
Steven Gerrard’s men can be forgiven for being a little sluggish in the opening period following their title celebrations, but they haven’t played since the first leg and should be refreshed here.
Their record at Ibrox this term has been sensational as they’ve won 20 of 21 unbeaten matches, as only Benfica took a point from them, and they’ll back themselves to finish the job on home turf.
Both Teams To Score
Although Rangers have registered 15 clean sheets at home this season, 14 of those came domestically as they’ve been more prone to conceding in Europe.
Moreover, Slavia Prague netted three times at the weekend over Mlada Boleslav and they’re certainly not a team that lacks firepower.
Even excluding domestic cup results where they’ve trashed a couple of weaker sides, they’ve bagged at least two goals in 16 of their last 22 matches, and a minimum of three strikes on 13 occasions.
Both teams have scored in eight of the visitor’s past 12 road trips in Europe going back tom the start of 2019, and we’d expect that to pay out here.
Rangers are an impressive W11-D2-L1 at home in Europe since the start of last season, as only Bayer Leverkusen were able to down them.
However, both teams have scored in seven of their last eight at Ibrox, with as many as five teams managing to net twice against them (Braga, Leverkusen, Benfica, Standard Liege and Royal Antwerp).
Nicolae Stanciu To Score Anytime
With goals on the agenda, it’s worth paying attention to the goalscorer markets and it’s attacking midfielder Nicolae Stanciu who catches our eye.
Only striker Jan Kutcha and winger Abdallah Sima have scored more for the Czech side this season, as Stanciu has come into a fine bit of goalscoring form of late.
He’s bagged six goals in four appearances as he scored at least once in each, including their goal in the first leg, and at the prices looks more attractive than the alternatives in the market.