'It is a massive fixture' – Charlie Nicholas predicts Feyenoord v Rangers clash
Charlie Nicholas has predicted that Rangers will come away with a point from their Europa game against Feyenoord on Thursday.
Writing in his regular column on Sky Sports he called it a “massive fixture” but said that Rangers should be wary about believing that the Dutch club are in trouble after their change of manager.
“Everyone believes Feyenoord are in huge trouble and experiencing a crisis,” Nicholas said. “It doesn’t mean it is bad – Jaap Stam has left and Dick Advocaat has come in, who will rack up and inject some aggression. I have played at Feyenoord a few times and it is a very hostile atmosphere.”
Feyenoord have other issues though, after Advocaat confirmed that full-back Rick Karsdorp is definitely out of the game and striker Nicolai Jorgensen is a major doubt.
Nicholas went on to say that Rangers have surprised him and that he expects Steven Gerrard to name an experienced side.
He also said that he thinks that Rangers will qualify but that they’ll have to wait until the final game of the group against Young Boys.
Nicholas predicted a 1-1 scoreline on Thursday evening.
That would leave Rangers on eight points and Feyenoord on five and unable to catch them after losing the previous match 1-0.
A win for Young Boys in the other match would see Rangers qualify with a draw.