Rangers vs PSV Prediction: Champions League Match on 16.08.2022
It has been a long time since Rangers were last involved in the Champions League group stages, and they will face a huge test to end their ten-year wait this season. They will come up against PSV in the final qualifying round, with the Dutch side looking to reach the group stages for the first time since the 2018-19 season.
Champions League Qualifier Preview
It has been a strong start to the season for Rangers, as they look to build on a memorable campaign in 2021-22. While they may have lost the SPL title, their run to the Europa League final was one of the stories of the campaign. However, the Gers were ultimately beaten in the final by Eintracht Frankfurt, which meant that they needed to enter the competition in the third qualifying round this season.
There may have been fears that Rangers were going to crash out in embarrassing fashion after a 2-0 away defeat against Union Saint-Gilloise at the start of August, but they responded well with a 3-0 success in the second leg. Their league form has been strong so far this season, as they have won their previous two league games without conceding a goal.
This will not be an easy challenge for Rangers, as PSV certainly look to have a built a reliable team this season. They beat Ajax in the Johan Cruijff Shield in July, and overcame a very big challenge in the third qualifying round against Monaco.
There was little to separate the sides in the first leg, as Joey Veerman scored for the Dutch side in a 1-1 draw. However, PSV made their home advantage count in the return leg, with Luuk de Jong scoring the winning goal in the 109th minute to book their place in the playoff round.
Rangers vs PSV Head To Head
The two sides have met in the Champions League on four previous occasions. Rangers have picked up three wins, while there has also been one draw. The most recent meeting came in the 1999-00 season, as Rangers ran out comfortable 4-1 winners.
Rangers vs PSV Prediction
Rangers will need to make their home advantage count in order for them to stand the best chance of progression. We could see this being a very interesting fixture between the sides, but the most likely outcome may be the draw.
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