Portlaoise (@1.05) vs St Josephs (@8.5)
15-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Portlaoise will win

Portlaoise – St Josephs Match Prediction | 15-09-2019 07:30

John-Paul Duarte has scored 24 goals in 54 appearances for St. Josephs and teammate Juanfri has an impressive 20 goals in just 27 matches since moving to the club from Antequera in 2018. Rangers have, so far, managed to keep hold of star striker Alfredo Morelos and will be hoping to unleash the striker on St. Josephs tomorrow night, but the 23-year-old Colombian has been linked with moves away from the club this summer.

We wouldnt be surprised to see him two goals or more against St Josephs. Team from Ibrox destroyed the French opposition winning the match 4-0. Alfredo Morelos is once again carrying the squad when it comes to offense. Steven Gerrard has a lot of reasons for optimism when it comes to EL group stage placement. The squad was looking great during the weekend in a friendly match against Olympique Marseille.

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Josephs beat Prishtina in the 2nd leg last round 2-0 thanks to goals late in the second half from Villar and Juanfri, but the game was marred by the sending-off of Rojas for the hosts and Prishtina duo Dallku and Bekteshi. Rangers have only played one pre-season game so far but they produced a 5-0 win against English side Oxford United in that match and were able to give game time to all of their six new signings. St.

Add in the size of Cieran Farrell, Jamie Farrell and Padraig McEvoy, and the mobility of Alan Farrell, and there is a lot to like about this Ballylinan team. Ballylinan were no less impressive in battling their way past Killeshin, a tough game in tough conditions which they showed a lot of character to win. They are no longer overly reliant on Gary Walsh for scores, and the development of Cathail Dunne and Andy McEvoy in recent years has made them a really dangerous team.

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The Glaswegian outfit remained unbeaten in their eight home fixtures in the competition last term and they were desperately unlucky to not qualify from the group stages. The Europa League provided some of the more memorable moments for the Gers during their first season under the guidance of Steven Gerrard. This year, theyll be hoping for more success on the continent as they also look to push on and challenge Celtic domestically.

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Rangers were 4-0 winners in the first meeting between these two, which means theyre all but through now anyway. With little in the way of preseason friendlies, the Gers are relying on these games to get their players up to speed, while they need to get minutes under their belt with a potentially tricky clash to come in the next round. The Gers have a commanding lead over St Josephs, but they are unlikely to use that in order to rest players.

Rangers vs St Josephs Betting Tips

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Not so long ago the Gers were eliminated by a Luxembourg representative Progres Niederkorn. It is fair that the 2nd leg match of Europa League qualifiers between Rangers FC and St Josephs is going to be trivial. No one really gave any chance to the Gibraltar squad, despite the fact Scottish teams dont do well lately in this competition. Have they learned the lesson of not underestimating small teams? The Scottish side has already secured the next round by demolishing the opposition seven days ago 4-0.

Despite being held to a goalless draw in the first half, the Teddy Bears raced away from their opponents in the second half with goals from Ryan Jack, Sheyi Ojo, Connor Goldson and Alfredo Morales securing a comfortable 0-4 away win. Rangers managed to avoid the embarrassment that their Old Firm rivals suffered in Gibraltar two years previously as they headed to the British overseas territory last weekend.

Josephs where the Scottish Premiership side are huge favourites with the bookmakers to win. The visitors head into the game in great form, with five wins from their last six matches, but St. Josephs havent lost any of their last six matches and will be hoping to continue that fine run of form on Tuesday. Rangers begin their Europa League qualifying campaign in Gibraltar against St.

After receiving FIFA member status, the national team have started to compete and even managed a handful of points in the UEFA Nations League last term. Domestically, the game remains amateur, hence why those that qualify for continental competitions rarely manage to make it beyond the first round or two of qualifying. Football in Gibraltar has come on leaps and bounds in the last few years.