Wednesday, December 12, 2007


Rangers can be justly proud of their european campaign this season and will qualify for the next stage with a point this evening. Having won the reverse fixture 3-0 that might not seem too difficult a task, but Lyon look back, or close to their imperious best in their domestic league and are a different proposition to the side that Rangers met 10 weeks ago.

Problems upfront for the Scottish giants, who will be without Darcheville and Beasley and they look set for a long night of rearguard action and are likely to set their stall out to frustrate the French champions. However, this is hardly an unkown scenario for Lyon, who domestically, face this problem at least every two weeks and often more frequently. I am siding with the visitors, they are simply a better side and it is difficult to see Rangers keeping them at bay. Also see a little value in dead ball specialist Juninho to get on the scoresheet, with Lyon doing the bulk of the attacking, they may collect a few free kicks around the Rangers box and he doesn't need too many opportunities. Incredibly, he has scored in the last 6 matches that he has started.

4 points Lyon -1/2 ball 2.33 + general quote.
1 point each way Juninho 10.0 first goalscorer 1/3 1234 Blue Square-1/2 odds 123 Ladbrokes OR 2 points anytime scorer 3.75 general quote.

Good Luck.

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