Ebene News – GB – Antwerp vs Rangers: SunSport writers make Europa League predictions

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Steven Gerrard’s men are unbeaten in all NINE Euro games this season and have advanced to Group D at the top of the table with 14 points

Their quest for European success continues tonight as they take on an injured Antwerp side who will be without at least SEVEN first-team stars

This makes the Light Blues big favorites as they look to gain a foothold in the final 16 before next week’s second leg at Ibrox

It’s always strange to predict Scottish clubs’ away wins in the European round of 16 with confidence

But the Rangers have been transformed into continental competition under Steven Gerrard and I expect them to progress

With Antwerp hit by suspension and injuries, I want the Gers to repeat the 2-0 group stage success they enjoyed in Liège and move up to the general standings

Alfredo Morelos is also coming back from his national ban and he has shown he can score goals in the competition

Antwerp don’t have any key players so hopefully Rangers can take full advantage of the first leg win to take a step towards the last 16

They got this far last season and I wish they would do it again And maybe even go further

Rangers have beaten better teams than Antwerp this season and should see the Belgians without a problem

Steven Gerrard’s teams are the White Kings of Scotland and a strong defensive performance will be crucial

But the Gers also have pace and strength at the top and you imagine Alfredo Morelos will explode to come back among the goals

Rangers have nothing to fear from this trip to Belgium given the form they are in now, and I expect them to bring back a first leg lead

Steven Gerrard’s side have shown time and time again this season that they can go places and keep things tight

And with goal threats in several areas, I can see them overtake this one, giving them a significant advantage to take for next Thursday’s second leg.

The Rangers have become experts at negotiating these tricky ties and you wouldn’t bet Kemar Roofe is the hero again at this level with a vital purpose on the outside

He is serving a national ban and could be fresh for a return to Belgium, where he played for Anderlecht and scored against Standard de Liège

With Alfredo Morelos also back, Rangers are expected to score on the road again and finish the job at Ibrox next Thursday night

The Belgians have no mugs and beat Tottenham at home in the group stage to get here

But they are without many of their players tonight and that makes their job much more difficult

The Rangers haven’t hit their peak in recent weeks, but they are used to producing the goods in Europe

Boss Steven Gerrard’s record is nothing short of exceptional and one win will see him equal the number of wins for legendary blunderer Walter Smith in Europe

Alfredo Morelos and Kemar Roofe are available and I would like the Gers to come back with a win and finish the job next week

The Rangers find ways to get results even if they don’t always fire all cylinders

Antwerp beat Spurs on their own backyard in October, but they lack a host of players and haven’t kept a clean sheet in their last five

Rangers haven’t been at their best lately but still seem to be performing on the European stage

Steven Gerrard’s side have looked great in the Europa League this season and I expect that to continue tonight

With the return of Alfredo Morelos and Kemar Roofe, I give a categorical victory to the visitors

The Gers have been on a roll all season and there is no indication that it will stop tonight

Steven Gerrard became master of the management of the continental opposition during his time in Ibrox – especially away from home

With the return of Alfredo Morelos and Kemar Roofe to the first team, I think they should have enough to eliminate the Belgians

SFA bosses expect the Scottish Cup to end next season for the second year in a row

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Ebene News – GB – Antwerp vs Rangers: SunSport editors make Europa League predictions

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