Our prediction for this Europa League match:
There will be fireworks when Rangers and Benfica square off against each other at Ibrox Stadium in what is expected to be a close encounter. Rangers have been impressive in the national championship this season, and, as things stand now, they are on the right track to put an end to Celtic’s dominance in the Premier League. Steven Gerrard’s troops are leading the standings in the Europa League Group D as well, and a win over Benfica will see them move one step closer to booking their place in the knockout stages.
Both Jones and Edmundson return from domestic bans, while Katic and Zungu remain in the recovery room. The Eagles, on the other hand, did well to come from two goals behind to share the spoils with Rangers in Lisbon, and given their attacking potential, both teams to score betting option should be considered. Former Man City defender Nicolas Otamendi is out of contention through suspension.