Standard and Glasgow Rangers meet at Stade Maurice Dufrasne, in a match for this stage of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, as they have never met before.
Standard Liège :
The home team comes to this group stage after having eliminated Fehérvár, with a home win by (3‑1). The team comes to this match after a home draw against Club Brugge by (1‑1). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Standard won 7 and drew 3. Their defense has not been very strong, since they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their attack has scored regularly, already who have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games. In 12 games, he came back in 2 of the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Standard Liege comes to this match after a 1×1 draw with Club Brugge, in a Belgian Championship match: Nicolas Gavory scored the team’s only goal. It should be noted that the Belgians beat Fehérvár in the Europa League play-offs. Usually the home team chooses to act in a traditional 4-3-3, in which the three most advanced players are Mehdi Carcela, Duje Cop and Maxime Lestienne. When playing against a superior quality opponent, the home team is supposed to take a more defensive stance, with the aim of not losing its balance defensively. Coach Philippe Montanier cannot count on Joachim Carcela-Gonzalez, who is recovering from injury.
The away team won access to this group stage after eliminating Galatasaray in the previous tie, with a home win by (2‑1). The team comes to this match after an away win against Celtic by (0‑2). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Glasgow Rangers won 7, drew 2 and lost 1. The defense has been strong and only conceded goals in 3 of the last 10 matches, and their offense has scored regularly, since he always scored at least one goal in the last 10 games. This is a team that tends to score many times first: they opened the scoring in 12 of their last 15 games, of these 12 they reached the break with a lead in 10 and always managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90s.
Rangers enter this highly motivated match, after winning by 0x2 in the arena of their eternal rival, Celtic, with which they added their fifth consecutive victory in official matches: the team’s two goals were scored by Connor Goldson. In the Europa League play-offs, the Scots eliminated the Turks from Galatasaray. The visiting team generally plays 4-3-3, favoring a more leisurely style of play, attacking through the central zone. The three arrows pointed at the opponent’s goal will be Brandon Barker, Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent and the player responsible for defining and leading the attacks of his team is midfielder Scott Arfield. Outside of this game are Kemar Roofe and Nikola Katic, both with physical problems.