On Thursday night, Rangers host Aris Limassol in Group C of the Europa League as both teams look for a vital victory in gameweek five.Rangers form guide
The Scottish giants go into this encounter on the back of a nine-game unbeaten run in all competitions, having recorded seven wins and two draws. A 1-1 draw at Aberdeen last time out ended a five-game winning run.
Philippe Clement’s team has been prolific lately, scoring at least two goals in five of their previous six matches.
Despite their recent strong form, Rangers recent form in the Europa League has been inconsistent, as they have won two of their last four games in the competition, having collected seven points. They are currently second place in the group, two points adrift of leaders Real Betis, and three clear of third place Sparta Prague.
The Gers are unbeaten in their previous eight home games in the Europa League, having recorded six wins and two draws.Aris Limassol form guide
The visitors ended a short two-game losing streak by recording a 1-0 home win over APOEL last time out. The match continued their recent form, as they have won three and lost three of their previous six games.
Aris’ form in the Europa League has been poor, as the Cypriot team have lost three of their previous four games in Group C. In fact, Aris have lost four of their six matches in the competition.
Their games in the Europa League have been high-scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in five of their last six games.
Aris have been poor travellers in Europe’s secondary competition, having lost all three of their away games and having conceded at least two goals in all three losses.What am I backing?
Rangers are in good form, and Aris are poor away from home in the Europa League. The bet I am backing is the home victory.