After a 1-0 defeat to Kilmarnock in their opening game of the Scottish Premiership season, manager Michael Beale will be looking for a response when Rangers host Servette in the third round of Champions League qualifying on Wednesday night.

The Light Blues impressed on their way to reaching the Champions League group stages last season and will need another big performance at Ibrox to take a lead back to the Stade de Geneve on August 15th.

Rangers are 4/9 favourites to win on the night in Glasgow, with Servette at 9/2 for the victory. A draw at Ibrox is available at 16/5.

Rangers vs Servette Betting Tips

  • Rangers to win and both teams to score @ 2/1
  • James Tavernier to score anytime @ 2/1

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Beale has some decisions to make after his side’s shock league defeat at Kilmarnock at the weekend.

The Lights Blues had five players making their competitive debuts for the club at Rugby Park, including new arrivals Abdallah Sima, Cyriel Dessers, Sam Lammers and keeper Jack Butland.

Rangers will have to continue without long-term absentees in Nnamdi Ofoborh and Steven Davis.

As for the visitors, Servette have a lengthy injury list to contend with ahead of their trip to Scotland.

Theo Magnin, Miroslav Stevanovic, Alexis Antunes, Keigo Tsunemoto, Alexander Lyng and Jeremy Frick are all unavailable through injury, while striker Enzo Crivelli is suspended after his recent red card against Genk.

Rangers to win and both teams to score @ 2/1

The Ibrox faithful will be demanding a performance after falling behind rivals Celtic after just the first weekend of the Premiership season.

While Rangers were disappointing in the Champions League group stages last season, they performed well in qualifying.

Beating Union Saint-Gilloise 3-0, before drawing 2-2 with PSV Eindhoven, Rangers were strong at Ibrox in qualifying.

The Glasgow giants have the quality to pull off another home victory in Europe. but expect Servette to have their moments in this contest.

Rangers have not kept a clean sheet in their last six games in the Champions League and might struggle to keep out a Servette side that have scored in all of their last 13 competitive outings.

Even if the Swiss visitors do get on the scoresheet, with home advantage the Gers should be able to come out on top.

James Tavernier to score anytime @ 2/1

Rangers’ talisman and skipper James Tavernier has a habit of showing up on the big occasion and can do so again on Wednesday night against Servette.

The right-back scored an impressive 15 goals in 33 appearances in the Premiership last season and 18 in all competitions.

Deadly from free-kicks as well as being the club’s penalty taker, Tavernier is well priced to add to his impressive tally of 73 career goals for Rangers.

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