Live on ESPN: Thu 18.00: Paul Jain of the Daily Record rounds up the odds ahead of Rangers’ tricky trip to Lisbon in the Europa League.
IT’S a toss-up who’s in worst shape going into tonight’s Europa League clash – Sporting Lisbon or Rangers.
Both suffered damaging defeats at the weekend to fierce rivals and their European fate could depend on who has the greatest power of recovery. Sporting are in the driving seat after a last-gasp equaliser at Ibrox and could squeeze into the last 16.
A 1/1 would force another 30 minutes and you can have 16-1 Sporting, 40/1 Rangers with 888sport to go through after extra time.
Both sides are 25/1 to win on penalties while Rangers are 12/1 with Hills to qualify on the away goals rule. Last time Rangers were in Lisbon they won 2-0 after a 0-0 draw at Ibrox. A repeat of 2-0 pays 20/1 with Hills.
In both away legs the Glasgow side netted two goals. To score exactly two tonight returns 11/2 with Hills, one is 29/20 and none 3/4.
There have been late goals in the last two meetings and Hills go 23/20 there is one after 76 minutes tonight. Helder Postiga will provide Sporting’s main threat and is 11/2 with bet365 to score first. Without Nikica Jelavic and Steven Naismith, Walter Smith will look to El Hadji Diouf to break his duck. He is 14/1 at bet365 to score first.