👁 LETS LOOK AT @EuropaLeague GROUPS 👁

Draw is done so let’s look at groups that will most affect Scotland’s co-efficient standing

For ease I’m looking at teams from Austria (10th), Ukraine (11th), Turkey (12th) and Cyprus (15th)

Rapid Vienna (🇦🇹) are our focus here. @RangersFC fans will remember them from 2018-19 season where they progressed to last 32. They were absent from Europe last season and also 2017-18.

Molde are back in EL groups for 1st time since 2015-16. Dundalk in for 1st time.
Tentative prediction... Rapid will pick up wins in this group (3 or 4) and progress to next round.

Means Austria benefit from 0.4 co-eff points per win (2 points / 5 teams = 0.4)

A kind draw for @RangersFC giving opportunity to pick up points.

Benfica (previous EL & CL QFists) will be favs, but Rangers have form against Portuguese opposition 🤷🏼‍♂️

Liège do grind out draws so could be tough to beat.

Lech been absent from EL groups since 2015-16
Rangers, on form, should qualify for last 32. Wins over Lech, and points against Liège should be enough and will boost Scotland’s co-efficient tally as they go.

Omonoia (🇨🇾) are debutants in Europe League groups, and I think this group should be too tough for them to register anything more than a draw. Worth watching how PAOK (🇬🇷) do as Greece have three teams left in Europe and could jump up standings (currently in 18th) easily

So Luhansk are one of Ukraine’s three teams left in Europe. They are in 11th spot and very catchable. Luckily for us this group is gonna be tough for them to pick up points (maybe a draw or two?). That suits 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Can’t see Luhansk or AEK progressing here so providing 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿’s teams do well this will help close gap on 🇺🇦 (and as keep 🇬🇷 at bay)

Man, talk about tough luck. @CelticFC may be top seeds but opposition are tough. On their day tho, Celtic are capable of beating.

Let’s be positive and say Celtic take 6 points from Lille, win at home against Prague, and then draw (or two) from remaining.
Honestly it will be tough for Celtic, but every win they get gives 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 0.5 co-eff points (2 for win / 4 teams = 0.5) and draws give 0.25. Defo potential to rack up points and qualify IF Celtic play to best.

Turkey sit right above 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 in 12th place, a mere 0.025 points ahead.

Sivasspor make their EL group stage debut but do have decent chance vs M. Tel Aviv who return to group stage for 1st time since 2017-18.
Can’t see Sivasspor qualifying but they could get wins/draws vs M. Tel Aviv. That gives 🇹🇷 vital co-efficient points. Ideally we want Sivasspor to draw blanks 👍🏻

Austria’s LASK. They won their group & made the last 16 of EL last year. They will fancy pipping Ludogorets for last 32 place

Can see LASK picking up wins here. Adds 0.4 points to 🇦🇹’s tally each win & with 2 other teams still in Europe🇦🇹 may* pull further away in 10th

Lastly, Wolfsberger from 🇦🇹. *from above tweet. While LASK and Salzburg will do well, I’m struggling to see Wolfsberger getting many, if any, points here. That suits 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 as counters any success from LASK/Salzburg and keeps 🇦🇹 not TOO far ahead in 10th.
That’s it.

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