By Saikat Mandal

14th Aug, 2022 | 9:20am

Kenny Miller predicts outcome of Rangers clash v PSV Eindhoven

Rangers will face PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League qualifier on Tuesday (16 August) and Kenny Miller expects the Gers to win the two-legged tie.

The Ibrox legend wrote in his column for The Daily Record on August 14 that there is “inevitability” about the result at Ibrox, suggesting that the Bears will find a way to win at home.

Miller is confident that Rangers can score away from home as well, and that they’ll win by a margin of 1-0 or 2-0.

“Everything that’s been put in place since Steven Gerrard was appointed has been geared up to this opportunity. They’re on the verge, just on the other side of the door, waiting for it to open. They’ve got two games to get past and I really fancy them against PSV,” wrote Miller for The Daily Record.

“If they can take a lead into the second leg in Eindhoven, Rangers will believe they can score in Holland. They’ve got players who can hurt you on the counter attack with their pace. Look at Dortmund, Moscow, Porto in recent seasons. This team can score goals away from home.

“At Ibrox, it doesn’t matter who’s visiting – there’s an inevitability about what’s going to happen. That’s a brilliant place to be in for Rangers and the supporters.

“There’s a belief there that they’ll get the job done on their own patch and I reckon they’ll win 1-0 or 2-0. What I like about this team, particularly under Giovanni, is that they learn lessons.”

Confident

Rangers have made a strong start to the season, and the victory over Union Saint-Gilliose must have given them a lot of belief.

Miller is impressed by the fact that Van Bronckhorst’s side are quick learners, and they tend to learn from their mistakes. In the first leg, away from home, the Bears produced an ordinary performance and deservedly got beaten.

However, in the second leg, they came out with a proper game plan and tore them apart to win 3-2 on aggregate.

There’s no reason to believe why Rangers cannot win against PSV Eindhoven in the next game.

The Bears have beaten teams like Borussia Dortmund and Porto last season to reach the Europa League final, and they are more than capable of beating the Dutch giants.

The first leg is crucial. Rangers will need to take a handsome lead going into the second leg. The players are more experienced now, and they will be confident of getting a positive result away from home as well.

In other Rangers news, Celtic and the Gers are at loggerheads over a record-breaking SPFL midfielder and a bid for him has already been tabled.