class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>With more competitive football under their belts and a strong home record, Goal expect the team from Sweden to prove tough opposition for the Gers
Rangers will be hoping to take a step towards Champions League qualification when they travel to Eleda Stadion to take on Malmo on Tuesday.
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After lifting their first Scottish title in a decade last season, Steven Gerrard’s men are now hoping to qualify for the Champions League group stages for the first time since 2010.
Malmo vs Rangers latest odds
Having lost just two of their last 56 competitive fixtures in all competitions, Rangers are 21/20 (2.05) favourites with bet365 to take the upper hand in this tie by coming out on top in Sweden.
The Sky Blue have failed to reach the group stages since 2015 despite losing none of their last 10 qualification matches, but are available at 5/2 (3.50) to move one step closer to qualification with a victory here.
The sides shared a 1-1 draw at this ground when they met here back in a qualifier in 2011, and you can get odds of 12/5 (3.40) on them playing out a stalemate once again.
Malmo vs Rangers team news
Ianis Hagi is a doubt after limping off in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Livingston, while Glen Kamara and Kemar Roofe are suspended and Alfredo Morelos is currently in Covid-19 quarantine following his return from Colombia.
Ola Toivonen is the hosts’ only absentee, as he continues in his recovery from a long-term knee injury.
Malmo vs Rangers preview
While they started the new domestic season as they finished the last with a thoroughly dominant victory over Livingston, the Gers will face a significant step up in this crucial European game.
With a number of key players absent through injury and suspension, they will need to be at the top of their game as they face the Swedish champions.
Jon Dahl Tomasson’s team is currently enjoying a six-match winning streak on home turf and has significantly more competitive match practice under its belt as the Allsvenskan is currently approaching the half-way stage.
Malmo vs Rangers predictions
With this in mind, odds of 8/11 (1.73) seem fairly generous on Malmo at least avoiding defeat against a Rangers team that has not played at this level in a decade.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.