Match of the Week: Aris Limassol - Rangers
Aris Limassol-Rangers, second Europa League group match, 19:45
Aris Limassol and Rangers face each other for the second matchday of the Europa League groups, with Aris making their home debut in European competitions against Rangers who have an important history in European stadiums.
Every game for Aris in the Europa League can be described as a celebration, as the Cypriot champions participate for the first time in their history in a European competition group. In the first matchday, Aris Limassol showed its attacking qualities, although it was defeated 3-2 by Sparta Prague in the Czech Republic. So, today everyone wants to get a positive result against a team experienced in such games. In racing news, starters Kazou Yago are expected to return to the back four so Aris will line up with the best line-up.
Rangers is coming to Cyprus with the aim of returning to winning ways. The Scots are in a strange state of mind as they suffered a 3-1 home defeat to Aberdeen which was accompanied by the sacking of manager Michael Beale. However, in Europe the Gers are coming off a 1-0 home win over Betis. Steven Davies will be on the bench today as a service technician and will have to manage several absences of players such as Matodo, Roof, Lawrence, Danilo, Ruskin and Cantwell.
Plus and minus
+The team's offensive line creates goals and chances
- Defensively accepts phases and goals
+Experience in such games is great
-The change of coach, the absences, can create problems
H I I N
In the last five matches, he has two defeats, two draws and one win
N N N N
In the last five matches, he has four wins and one loss
Both teams have scored in three of the last five matches of Aris Limassol
In two of Rangers' last five matches there have been more than 2.5 goals scored
Both teams have scored in just one of Rangers' last five meetings
Aris Limassol: Vana, Boakier, Brosson, Yago, Kazou, Struski, Zsoke, Mayabella, Kakorin, Bengston, Gomis
Rangers: Butland, Tavier, Goldson, Davies, Barisic, Sifuentes, Lundstrom, Jack, Lammers, Dessers, Sima