Benfica vs Rangers Prediction and Match Preview 7/3/2024

Benfica go head-to-head against Rangers on Thursday. Read our Predictions and Betting Tips with Match Preview, Head-to-head stats (h2h) and Team Form Analysis.

This match will be played on 07/03/2024 at 17:00

Benfica vs Rangers

Sparkles will be flying when Benfica and Rangers go head to head at Estadio da Luz in what is expected to be an interesting Europa League showdown. The Eagles are low on confidence following an embarrassing 5-0 loss to Porto and, no doubt, they are capable of matching Rangers in front of home fans. Even though there are no fresh injury worries in the home team, pacey forward David Neres should be recalled to the starting XI.

The Gers, meanwhile, suffered a shocking 2-1 loss to Motherwell at the weekend and seeing that Benfica are desperate to make amends for the heart-breaking loss in O Classico, we predict that the visitors are going to return to Glasgow empty-handed. As for the away team, Ross McCausland limped off with injury in the last Premiership match, with January signing Fabio Silva likely to replace him in the starting XI.

Benfica x Rangers

How the bookies view it.

Benfica are solid odds-on shots across the board here and can be backed at 3/5 with wj and are as low as 1/2 elsewhere.

Rangers will have their backers at 19/4 with wjcasino and the draw is 16/5 with William Hill’s.

Recent head to heads

The sides met in the same competition four years ago in the group stages and there were a couple of entertaining draws – 2-2 in Glasgow and 3-3 in Lisbon.

Players to watch

Rafa Silva has scored ten goals in his last 15 games since December and the in-form Portuguese international is 21/10 to score anytime with WJ casino.

Cyriel Dessers scored an important goal for Rangers in Europe in Spain when they beat Real Betis 3-2 – one of the 16 goals he’s netted so far this season. The Nigerian international is 15/4 with wj casino to score in Portugal.

Recent Meetings

  • These two have locked horns just twice in the past, and both matches had ended in a draw.
  • Also, both the matches saw the landing of the over 2.5 goals and both teams to score the option.

Benfica vs Rangers Prediction

The positive factor of both sides is that these two owns an impressive offensive line. We have seen goal-fest in their previous meetings, too. Apart from that, Benfica holds an edge as they won nine of the past 10 home outings across all competitions. The case of Rangers aren’t different too, but their opponents were mainly from Premiership.

We therefore like to suggest a home win as the main pick for this match. For the second pick, we like to back the over 2.5 goals and both teams to score combined tip. Both have scored over 1.5 goals in their two meetings in the past. Since we expect a win for Benfica, the 2-1 correct score tip seems to be a decent pick here.