Rangers vs Valencia Match Preview
Rangers and Valencia go head to head in Glasgow in a game where the winner will gain the upper hand in the qualification race from Group C. Both teams are involved in a tight race along with Manchester United.
Rangers opened group play with a 0-0 tie at Manchester United, before a Steven Naismith goal led them to a 1-0 home win over Bursaspor.
Red hot forward Kenny Miller has 11 domestic goals already this season and will lead the line against Valencia. Rangers will be hoping James Beattie can recover from a hip problem in time to partner Miller in attack here. Midfielder Lee McCulloch will miss the game with a groin injury.
Spanish power Valencia opened group play with a comfortable 4-0 victory over Bursaspor in Turkey. They followed that up with a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester United, but will be looking to bounce back here. Valencia will enter the game without midfielder Joaquin, who has picked up an ankle injury.
Midfielder Pablo Hernandez was among the scorers in Turkey and will know just how difficult it could be to score past Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor in this game. Spanish international Hernandez last week faced McGregor in a game against Scotland and was very impressed with the keeper. “He made some amazing saves, it was a fantastic performance,” Hernandez remarked about the Rangers shot stopper.