Rangers 2-1-0, SL Benfica 2-1-0
11/26/20 3 pm
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Rangers are hosting SL Benfica at Ibrox in round 4 in the UEFA Europa League.
Rangers is in absolutely brilliant form, and they haven’t lost a game since early August. Rangers have conceded only 3 goals in their last 9 games while scoring 25 goals. Rangers is in first place in their Europa League group with 7 points, 6 scored goals, and 3 conceded goals. Rangers are playing fantastic soccer on both ends, and they have demolished Hamilton, and then they beat Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership. Rangers have had 71% of ball possession in that game, 5 shots on goal, 9 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a solid 87% of the correct passes. Rangers have won this game 4-0. In the Premiership, Rangers is in first place with 41 points, 41 scored goals, and only 3 conceded goals in 15 games, which is impressive. It’s likely that Rangers will win the Premiership title for the first time in a while. Morelos is the leading goalscorer for Rangers with 2 goals. Katic is the only injured player for Rangers, and he will not play until February of next year. I can honestly say I’m impressed with this Rangers team, and I hope they win the Premiership title, and that they will go far in the Europa League.
After 3 games without a win, Benfica has beaten Paredes in the Portuguese cup competition last weekend. During their negative streak, Benfica has conceded 9 goals while scoring 5 goals. With 15 points, 17 scored goals, and 9 concede goals, Benfica is in 3rd place in the Primeira Liga, while they are in second place with 7 points in their Europa League group. With 10 scored goals, Benfica is the best offensive team in this group, but their defense is inconsistent. In their last Europa League game, Benfica was hosting Rangers, and they have had only 41% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 87% of the correct passes. Benfica was losing 1-3 in the 51st minute, but they scored 2 goals in the last 13 minutes, and the final score was 3-3. Nunez is the leading goalscorer for Benfica with 4 goals, while Pizzi added 3 goals. Todibo, Almeida, and Tavares are all injured, while Nunez, Weigl, and Taarabt are all in quarantine. Otamandi is suspended because of the red card. Benfica is a solid team, but all the injuries could impact their game. I’m sure Benfica will advance to the next stage of the Europa League, but it’s still unknown from which spot.
The first game between these two teams ended in a 3-3 draw just a few weeks ago, and it was a really fun game. Rangers are in better form, and they are playing fantastic soccer on both ends. I will take Rangers and goals at home because they are playing better soccer.