Our prediction for this Champions League match:
All eyes will be on Eleda Stadion when Malmo and Rangers go head to head in the Champions League third qualifying round, first leg. Malmo did well to eliminate Finnish champions Helsinki in the previous round, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in the upcoming double-header. Experienced attacker Ola Toivonen remains on the sidelines through injury, and, in his absence, summer signing Antonio-Mirko Colak will be the man to watch in the home team.
Steven Gerard’s troops, on the other hand, impressed in the 2020/21 Scottish Premiership campaign, with the team finally putting an end to Celtic’s dominance in the national championship. The Gers have big ambitions for the 2021/22 Champions League campaign as well, and seeing that the club chiefs did well to keep hold of key players in the summer transfer window, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Jonas Knudsen):
Back in 2004 Jonas Knudsen of Denmark began his youth career at Hjerting IF. In 2006 he joined Esbjerg and he made his first-team debut for the club in a heavy 4-0 loss to Randers. Knudsen became the second youngest debutant in the history of the club and he stayed at the club until 2015.
The 185-cm-tall left back joined Ipswich Town on 31 July, 2015 and his deal with the Tractor Boys expires in 2018. Knudsen used to play for Denmark U18, U19, U20 and U21 teams in the past and he has four caps for the first team. Jonas Knudsen made 41 appearances for Ipswich town in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and he scored one goal for the club on his debut season.
The Danish international is well known for his long throws and journalists in England often compare him with Rory Delap. Knudsen was born on 16 September, 1992 in Esbjerg.
Highlighted Team (Rangers):
Glasgow Rangers are one of the two synonyms for Scottish Football. Glasgow Rangers were founded back in 1872 and they have been playing an important role in the Scottish top flight ever since. The Gers won their 54th Scottish Premier League title in the 2010/2011 season, but winning of European Cup Winners’ Cup trophy in 1972 is considered the club’s biggest success.
Glasgow Rangers defeated Dynamo Moscow in the final of the competition, with the likes of Stein and Johnston (two goals) scoring for the Scottish side. Celtic are considered the club’s biggest rivals and there have always been fireworks when the two teams meet in the Old Firm derby. The likes of Paul Gascoigne, David Weir, Stefan Klos, Chris Boyd, Ian Durrant and Kenny Miller are some of Rangers’ former notable players.
It has to be noted that the Gers welcome their rivals at Ibrox Stadium, the venue with the capacity of 50,817. Rangers’ support is largely drawn from the Protestant Unionist community.