After a lacklustre 1-1 draw with Hearts and a 1-0 home reverse against Malmo, the Scottish champions turned a corner of sorts when winning 2-0 at St Johnstone on Saturday and Ally McCoist will be looking for a similar performance in Sweden on Wednesday.
Rangers travel to the Swedbank Stadion looking to turn the Champions League qualifying tie on its head and the visitors can be backed at 11/8 (bet365 – £200 free bets) to beat the champions of Sweden as they look to reach the group stage of the competition for the second successive season.
Steven Naismith and Nikica Jelavic were the players with the goals for Rangers at McDiarmid Park and McCoist will almost certainly deploy the same duo in attack for this match, with the former available at 15/2 (Paddy Power) and the latter on offer at 11/2 (Skybet – £35 free betting).
Even so, Rangers do not boast a great recent away record in Europe, while Malmo have only lost one of their last five home matches in European competition. Rikard Norling will be telling his team that the tie is far from over and the Sky Blues are 2/1 (Stan James) to win again.
The bookmakers are certainly expecting Malmo to make it through to the play-off stage of the Champions League, with bet365 offering 1/2 compared to the 13/8 available with Paddy Power about Rangers turning things around.
Malmo will naturally be pleased to keep things tight and a 0-0 result would be a good result for them and also for bet365 customers who get losing correct score and scorecast bets refunded if any match finishes goalless.