UCL 2022-23: Liverpool vs Rangers prediction and betting tips (October 4)
Liverpool got a 2-1 victory over Ajax in their last Champions League game. Will the Reds get a win against the Rangers in their next Champions League game?
Roberto Firmino has scored five goals in the league, overperforming his expected goals of 2.34
Roberto Firmino has scored five goals in the league, overperforming his expected goals of 2.34
by Dipo Lukman Dipo Lukman

Liverpool will host Rangers in Round 3 of the UEFA Champions League.

The match will start at 7 p.m. GMT on Tuesday, 4 October 2022. The match venue is Anfield, Liverpool.

Latest odds on betting sites

Liverpool have their winning odds placed at 1.20 (-500 American; 1/5 Fractional). Rangers, on the other hand, have their winning odds placed at 19.00 (+1800; 18/1). The betting odds for a draw are placed at 10.00 (+900; 9/1).

The chances of the outcomes are as follows: Liverpool — 85%, draw — 10%, Rangers — 5%.

Latest betting odds on Liverpool vs Rangers (4 October 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 1.65 (-154; 13/20)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 2.45 (+145; 29/20)
  • Asian handicap (-0.25) on Liverpool — 2.46 (+146; 73/50)
  • Asian handicap (+0.25) on Rangers — 1.54 (-185; 27/50)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.60 (-167; 3/5)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 2.30 (+130; 13/10)

Match preview and statistics

Liverpool got a 2-1 victory over Ajax in their last Champions League game. Mohamed Salah opened the scoreline in the 17th minute with a left-footed strike into the bottom right corner. Mohamed Kudus levelled the scoreline in the 27th minute as he hammered the ball off the underside of the bar into the net. Joel Matip made it 2-1 in the 89th minute with a nice header into the net.

Liverpool had 57% ball possession and completed 391 passes. The Reds created one big chance. Liverpool had 24 shots with 10 being on target. The Reds had an expected goal of 2.22 compared to Ajax’s expected goal of 0.30. Liverpool are second in the group with three points. They have scored three goals while conceding five goals with a difference of -3.

The Reds played a 3-3 draw against Brighton in their last Champions League game. Leandro Trossard opened the scoreline in the fourth minute with a nice finish into the bottom right corner. He doubled their lead with a nice shot into the net. Roberto Firmino pulled one back in the 33rd minute as he fired into the net.

He scored his second goal of the game in the 54th minute as he finished into the bottom corner. Webster put the ball in his own net in the 63rd minute as Liverpool made it 3-2. Trossard got his hattrick in the 83rd minute as he fired the ball into the net to level the scoreline.

Liverpool are ninth in the Premier League table with 10 points. The Reds have scored 18 goals in the league while conceding nine goals with a goal difference of +9. Liverpool have won two games, drew four and suffered one defeat.

Liverpool team news: Thiago is out of the game with a hamstring injury. Oxlade Chamberlain is unavailable due to a hamstring injury. Jones is a doubt with a calf injury. Jota is out with a thigh injury. Konate is out with a knee injury. Matip is a doubt with a groyne injury. Keita is out with a muscle injury. Calvin Ramsey is unavailable due to a back injury.

Rangers suffered a 0-3 defeat to Napoli in their last Champions League game. Napoli was awarded a penalty in the 55th minute after a foul on Simeone. Zielinski missed the penalty as the score remained level. Napoli were awarded another penalty in the 66th minute with Politano stepping up to convert the penalty and making it 1-0.

Giacomo Raspdori doubled their lead in the 85th minute with a nice finish into the bottom right corner. Tanguy Ndombele scored the last goal of the game as he drilled the ball into the net.

Rangers had 43% ball possession and completed 264 passes. They had 10 shots with three being on target. They created one big chance in the game. They had an expected goal of 1.31 compared to Napoli's expected goal of 3.53. The Rangers are bottom of the group with zero points. They have scored zero goals while conceding seven goals with a difference of -7.

Rangers smashed Hearts by four goals to nil in their last league game. Antonio-Mirko Colak opened the scoreline in the sixth minute with a nice header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. He doubled their lead with a right-footed shot from a difficult angle to the bottom left corner.

Alfredo Morelos made it 3-0 in the 76th minute with a right-footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Ryan Kent scored the last goal of the game with a right-footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

Rangers are second in the table with 19 points. They have scored 20 goals while conceding eight goals with a difference of +12.

Rangers team news: James Sands is suspended for the game after being sent off against Napoli Tom Lawrence is out of the game with a knee injury. Nnamdi Ofoborh is out with heart problems. Kemar Roofe is a doubt for the game. John Souttar is injured and unavailable. Ianis is out with a knee injury. Filip Helander is unavailable due to a foot injury.

Liverpool vs Rangers H2H

This is the first competitive meeting between both sides.

Lineups and key players

Liverpool projected starting lineup:

  • Alisson Becker
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold
  • Joseph Gomez
  • Virgil van Dijk
  • Andrew Robertson
  • James Milner
  • Fabinho
  • Harvey Elliott
  • Luis Diaz
  • Roberto Firmino
  • Mohamed Salah

Notable subs: Tyler Morton, Diogo Jota, Divock Origi, Ibrahima Konate.

Roberto Firmino scored two goals in their 3-3 draw against Brighton. The Brazilian international has scored five goals in the league, overperforming his expected goals of 2.34. He has created nine chances in the league while providing three assists.

Rangers projected starting lineup:

  • Jon McLaughlin
  • Borna Barisic
  • Rıdvan Yilmaz
  • Connor Goldson
  • James Tavernier
  • John Lundstram
  • Steven Davis
  • Scott Wright
  • Malik Tillman
  • Ryan Kent
  • Antonio Colak

Notable subs: Alfredo Morelos

Antonio Colak has been Rangers' best player this season The Croatia international scored two goals in their 4-0 win over Hearts. Colak has scored eight goals in the league overperforming his expected goals of 3.57.

Prediction and betting tips

Liverpool continue their poor start to the season as they drew their last league game against Brighton. The Reds are ninth in the league after nine games as they look to find their feet. Rangers are doing well in the league but they are struggling in the Champions League. They have lost their first two games in the Champions League and will be looking to bounce back against Liverpool to snatch at least a point. With Liverpool’s poor start to the season, Rangers will feel they can get something from the game I predict a draw no bet on Rangers.

Rangers have scored a goal in two of their last two games in all competitions. Liverpool have scored a goal in four of their last five games. Both teams are very dangerous in front of the goal. Rangers have scored 20 goals in the league while Liverpool have scored 18 goals in the league. I predict both teams will score.

Betting prediction: Draw no bet on Rangers

Odds: 9.00 (+800 American; 8/1 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Both teams to score

Odds: 2.00 (+100 American; 1/1 Fractional)

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