Tuesday’s Champions League predictions including Rangers vs. PSV Eindhoven

Sports Mole provides score predictions and previews for all of today’s Champions League fixtures, including Rangers vs. PSV Eindhoven.

Royal Antwerp's Radja Nainggolan celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates on November 25, 2021© Reuters

Taking part in a top-level continental game for the first time in 66 years, Royal Antwerp host AEK Athens in the first leg of their Champions League playoff-round tie on Tuesday.

While the Belgian champions enter the tournament at the final qualification hurdle, their Greek visitors had to overcome Dinamo Zagreb in the most dramatic of circumstances in round three.

We say: Royal Antwerp 1-0 AEK Athens

Emotions may still be running high for AEK Athens in the wake of Saturday’s extraordinary progression, but Almeyda’s men should still offer a stern test to an Antwerp team who have not completely covered themselves in glory in recent weeks.

Fatigue from a long journey to Belgium should eventually catch up to AEK, though, and Antwerp are seldom outfought on their own patch, so we can envisage the Belgian champions travelling to Athens with a slender lead to protect.

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Rangers' Cyriel Dessers celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates on August 9, 2023© Reuters

In a repeat of last year’s Champions League playoff round encounter, Rangers and PSV Eindhoven reconvene for the right to enter the draw for the group stage, starting with Tuesday’s first leg at Ibrox.

Michael Beale’s men sent Servette packing to move one step closer to continental football in the autumn, while Sturm Graz were no match for their Dutch counterparts.

We say: Rangers 1-1 PSV Eindhoven

Even if Rangers can break the deadlock in front of a bouncing Glasgow crowd, PSV are well-versed in coming from behind and have a significant psychological incentive to right the wrongs of last year.

We would back a fully-fit and goal-happy PSV squad to just about edge this encounter, but fresh fitness concerns may force Bosz’s men to accept a draw against Rangers’ well-rested big-hitters, which would still leave the Dutch giants in a strong position for their reunion in Eindhoven on August 30.

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Kamil Grabara in action for FC Copenhagen on October 5, 2022© Reuters

Rakow Czestochowa could edge closer to the Champions League group stage when they host Copenhagen at the Miejski Stadion Piłkarski on Tuesday.

The Polish side defeated Aris Limassol in the third qualifying round, while Copenhagen were victorious on penalties against Sparta Prague.

We say: Rakow Czestochowa 2-1 Copenhagen

Rakow’s fairy-tale run should see them claim another Champions League victory, with Copenhagen unlikely to stop the Polish side’s unbeaten streak on Tuesday.

Our tipster partners are predicting an away win.

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