By Jack Cunningham

20th Oct, 2021 | 6:15pm

Brondby Super Fan delivers verdict ahead of Rangers game

This is part of a regular series from our panel of Super Fans on upcoming Rangers games. Ahead of Rangers’ game against Brondby in the Europa League, we caught up with Brondby Super Fan @nannasoph.

Rangers host Brondby in the Europa League tomorrow night as they look to get their first win of the group.

The Gers have lost both of their games so far and haven’t scored a goal, so they need a win to keep their slim chances of getting through alive.

Brondby have lost one and drawn one, but haven’t managed to score either as they encounter similar struggles.

Ahead of the game, we caught up with @nannasoph, who provided us with the lowdown on Brondby and who she is worried about on Steven Gerrard’s side.

What have you made of Rangers’ start in the Europa League?

I’m a bit surprised that Rangers still have zero points after the first two rounds. Lyon is really a quality team and will probably win the group quite easily. Still, with Rangers’ defeat in Prague, they put themselves under pressure to get six points against Brøndby, who is on paper the weakest team in the group. I still see Rangers as contenders for finishing second in the group, but it will require good results against Brøndby in the two coming games.

What have you made of Brondby’s start in the Europa League?

It was a tough group for Brøndby to be drawn in, no doubt about that. In Brøndby, they know their position in this group and the main target is to play European games in the Spring of 2022, so that means finishing third in the group. The team got off to a good start with one point at home against Sparta Prague, which was a very even match. But equally to Rangers, this will be two very defining games for Brøndby before heading into the rest of the group stage.

Who should Rangers watch out for?

Mikael Uhre. He is the team top scorer and became the top scorer in the Danish league last season. He is very fast and can outrun almost any defender. At the same time, he has a strong physique and is a fox in the box. Along with him, I will mention the captain Andreas Maxsø. He plays as the central defender in Brøndby’s back three and is crucial to the team. He was a key factor in Brøndby winning the Championship last year and is a very strong defender, strong in the air and duels. He was actually sold this summer, but the deal broke and therefore, he is still in Brøndby. But probably not for long.

Who are you worried about in the Rangers team?

Brøndby will have to keep an eye out for James Tavernier. He will be a threat on the side with his crosses. I would also have said Glen Kamara, but obviously, he is suspended, so last I will go with Alfredo Morelos, who can be deadly and will be a big handful for Andreas Maxsø and co.

Is this a must-win game for both sides?

Almost. I think Brøndby will be happier to draw than Rangers because the game is at Ibrox. There is a huge difference between playing home and away, so Brøndby will probably be able to live with a draw, given that they must win at home. Rangers must win this game to keep their ambitions of finishing second alive, but on the other hand, nothing is given yet. Sparta will most likely lose to Lyon.

Can either team get out of the group?

They can, but I see it as unlikely after the Rangers defeat in Sparta. But anything can happen still, though.

Who will win the Europa League?

I might be a little biased here as Brøndby just recently played them, but Lyon will be a contender for the title. Leverkusen also has an exciting team, and I think they will go a long way as well.

Score prediction?

1-1. I think Brøndby will score on a counter-attack, stand deep, and defend well and fight home one point despite a big pressure from Rangers. (This is my optimistic choice… The realistic one is 3-1 to Rangers).

Interesting game ahead.

It seems as if our Brondby Super Fan believes that it could be a 1-1 draw, which you would have to say would favour the away side.

However, if the Gers are to stand any chance of making it out of this group and into the next round, they have to beat Brondby both home and away, which could be tricky.

The Bears have been poor in almost all of their games in Europe this season, and they are going to have to find a new level of performance on Thursday if they are to win.

Brondby may have had a poor start as well, but they won’t be a pushover, and Gerrard is going to have to be at the top of his game to ensure the Gers win.

If they don’t win, then you can pretty much wave goodbye to any hopes of qualifying for the next round.

In other Rangers news, an update has emerged on Gerrard potentially moving to Newcastle.