Young Boys (@1.91) vs Rangers (@4.0)
04-10-2019

Our Prediction:

Young Boys will win

Young Boys – Rangers Match Prediction | 04-10-2019 12:55

Young Boys play host to Rangers at their Stade de Suisse in their second group game in the 2019/2020 Europa League season. A man to watch in the home team will be Cameroon attacker Jean Pierre Nsame, who has netted 8 goals in the Swiss top flight so far this season. The Swiss outfit produce much better performances on home, artificial soil, than on the travels and we are positive that they are going to grab something from Thursdays football match.

Their performance will definitely suffer because of such a huge lack of available players. Manager Gerardo Seoane will have to come up with a plan on how to replace as many as 8 injured players. One good thing for them will be the presence of their top goal scorer Jean-Pierre Nsame, who netted 8 goals in 6 clashes. All of them are their important men: Mohamed Camara, Christopher Martins Pereira, Vincent Sierro, Sandro Lauper, Marvin Spielmann, Miralem Sulejmani, as well as Roger Assal their most expensive player and Nicolas Moumi Ngamaleu one of their scorers.

They won 29 of those 36 games and finished the season with a gigantic 20-point lead over runners-up Basel. Young Boys put their foot on the accelerator and raced to a successful bid to retain their league title last season, recording a stunning 91-point tally from a 36-game season and staying on the top spot from the second week of the season.

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard is doing a good job with the Scottish outfit and despite the fact that over the years Young Boys have turned their Stade de Suisse into a real fortress, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Rangers, on the other hand, recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Feyenoord in their opener.

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That loss is probably the most significant for our analysis, as it was their group stage opener, a clash against Porto in which they failed to successfully create scoring chances, much less finish them, and failed to earn early points in the group. In their domestic league, they are doing pretty good and have been scoring goals lately, in their last 5 matches they netted 8 goals and conceded 8, so I expect them to score some in this match. Young Boys produced a mixed bag of results recently. They are looking forward to another take of the elite competition and an opportunity to finally grab some points. In their last 5 matches in all competitions they recorded 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss.

Steven Gerrard's men won their opening group stage fixture with a 1-0 victory over Dutch giants Feyenoord and they could move six points ahead of Young Boys, who lost 2-1 to Porto in their opener. Rangers have an opportunity to make a giant leap towards the Europa League knockout stages in this early evening kick-off, but they face a tricky test against Swiss champions Young Boys.

This will be the first match between these two clubs in recent history, so I had to exclude the H2H records from my analysis. According to the bookmakers the hosts are supposed to be the favourites for this match, but I have to disagree with them, because after carefully looking into all the relevant factors, among others the fact that the hosts will have a huge problem on the field because many of their important players will be missing, the visitors have more chance to grab a victory and all three points in this clash. Instead, I focused on other important factors such as their forms, recent results and available players.

The man to watch in the visiting team will definitely be their fantastic striker Jermain Defoe who scored 6 goals in 3 matches in their domestic league. The visiting team will have to deal with a couple of unavailable players, as Jon Flanagan and Ryan Kent are still recovering from their injuries. However, manager Steven Gerrard shouldnt have a hard time because he has many other players at his disposal.

In fact, 2 of their Europa League qualifiers this season have ended goalless, so going for a 0-0 draw looks the best option for the correct score markets. Young Boys home record makes them the bookies favourites for this tie, but we think it will be a tight clash. Rangers havent won any of their last 12 Europa League away games in the group stages and beyond, but a massive 8 of these games have ended all square.

Young Boys vs Rangers Score Prediction

7 of Rangers last 11 Europa League matches have seen fewer than 3 goals scored, and both sides rather poor attacking record in the group stages makes Under 2.5 Goals a profitable looking option in the markets. As you might have guessed, were not expecting a thriller in Switzerland. Especially considering Rangers last 3 Europa League ties have brought a total of just 2 goals.