Matches between the top teams in England and their counterparts from Scotland are generally a pretty rare occurrence, so when they do happen, they tend to be very big occasions both north and south of the border.

Well this week, we have the first of two such games as Liverpool will host Rangers at Anfield in the Champions League Group Stage Matchday 3, before they then travel north to Glasgow and the Ibrox Stadium for the second leg next week.

This will be one of the biggest bet365 games for betting on this week in the Champions League, especially in England and Scotland and especially across the cities of Glasgow and Liverpool.

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So with that very much in mind, we are not only going to take a look ahead to the big clash between the two teams, but also a look back at some of the other memorable clashes between Scottish and English teams over the years.

And indeed, that is where we will start.

Historical Record Of English Teams V Scottish Teams In Europe

The following list is of all England v Scotland teams in the two biggest European Competitions, the Champions League (formerly the European Cup) and the Europa League (formerly UEFA Cup).

There have been several other England v Scotland club games in other now defunct European Competitions (such as the Fairs Cup and Cup Winners Cup, but these games are not listed).

Champions League (European Cup)

1969-70

  • Semi Final 1st Leg – Leeds United 0-1 Celtic
  • Semi Final 2nd Leg – Celtic 2-1 Leeds United (Celtic win 3-1 on aggregate)

1980-81

  • 2nd Round 1st Leg – Aberdeen 0-1 Liverpool
  • 2nd Round 2nd Leg – Liverpool 4-0 Aberdeen (Liverpool win 5-0 on aggregate)

1992-92

  • 2nd Round 1st Leg – Rangers 2-1 Leeds United
  • 2nd Round 2nd Leg – Leeds United 1-2 Rangers (Rangers win 4-2 on aggregate)

2003-04

  • Group Stage – Rangers 0-1 Manchester United
  • Group Stage – Manchester United 3-0 Rangers

2006-07

  • Group Stage – Manchester United 3-2 Celtic
  • Group Stage – Celtic 1-0 Manchester United

2008-09

  • Group Stage – Manchester United 3-0 Celtic
  • Group Stage – Celtic 1-1 Manchester United

2009-10

  • Playoff Round 1st Leg – Celtic 0-2 Arsenal
  • Playoff Round 2nd Leg – Arsenal 3-1 Celtic (Arsenal win 5-1 on aggregate)

2010-11

  • Group Stage – Manchester United 0-0 Rangers
  • Group Stage – Rangers 0-1 Manchester United

2016-17

  • Group Stage – Celtic 3-3 Manchester City
  • Group Stage – Manchester City 1-1 Celtic

Champions League Stats English Clubs V Scottish Clubs

  • Matches Played – 18 games in total
  • English Team Wins – 9
  • Scottish Team Wins – 5
  • Drawn Games – 4
  • English Teams Goals Scored – 29
  • Scottish Teams Goals Scored – 16

Europa League (UEFA Cup)

1973-74

  • 2nd Round 1st Leg – Aberdeen 1-1 Tottenham Hotspurs
  • 2nd Round 2nd Leg – Tottenham Hotspurs 4-1 Aberdeen (Tottenham win 5-2 on aggregate)
  • 2nd Round 1st Leg – Leeds United 0-0 Hibs
  • 2nd Round 2nd Leg – Hibs 0-0 Leeds United (Leeds win on penalties)

1975-76

  • First Round 1st Leg – Hibs 1-0 Liverpool
  • First Round 2nd Leg – Liverpool 3-1 Hibs (Liverpool win 3-2 on aggregate)

1981-82

  • First Round 1st Leg – Ipswich Town 1-1 Aberdeen
  • First Round 2nd Leg – Aberdeen 3-1 Ipswich Town (Aberdeen win 4-2 on aggregate)

1983-84

  • Third Round 1st Leg – Nottingham Forest 0-0 Celtic
  • Third Round 2nd Leg – Celtic 1-2 Nottingham Forest (N.Forest win 2-1 on aggregate)

1984-85

  • Third Round 1st Leg – Manchester United 2-2 Dundee United
  • Third Round 2nd Leg – Dundee United 2-3 Manchester United (Man Utd win 5-4 on aggregate)

1997-98

  • First Round 1st Leg – Celtic 2-2 Liverpool
  • First Round 2nd Leg – Liverpool 0-0 Celtic (Liverpool win on away goals)

2002-03

  • Second Round 1st Leg – Celtic 1-0 Blackburn Rovers
  • Second Round 2nd Leg – Blackburn Rovers 0-2 Celtic (Celtic win 3-0 on aggregate)
  • Quarter Final 1st Leg – Celtic 1-1 Liverpool
  • Quarter Final 2nd Leg – Liverpool 0-2 Celtic (Celtic win 3-1 on aggregate)

2011-12

  • Playoffs 1st Leg – Hearts 0-5 Tottenham
  • Playoffs 2nd Leg – Tottenham 0-0 Hearts (Tottenham win 5-0 on aggregate)

2012-13

  • Playoffs 1st Leg – Hearts 0-1 Liverpool
  • Playoffs 2nd Leg – Liverpool 1-1 Hearts (Liverpool win 2-1 on aggregate)

2018-19

  • 2nd Qualifying Round 1st Leg – Aberdeen 1-1 Burnley
  • 2nd Qualifying Round 2nd Leg – Burnley 3-1 Aberdeen (Burnley win 4-2 on aggregate)

Europa League Stats English Clubs V Scottish Clubs

  • Matches Played – 24 games in total
  • English Team Wins – 7
  • Scottish Team Wins – 5
  • Drawn Games – 12
  • English Teams Goals Scored – 31
  • Scottish Teams Goals Scored – 24

Total of All Games Between English Clubs v Scottish Clubs In All European Competitions

  • Matches Played – 70 games in total
  • English Team Wins – 33
  • Scottish Team Wins – 14
  • Drawn Games – 23
  • English Teams Goals Scored – 110
  • Scottish Teams Goals Scored – 62

Champions League 2022 – Matchday 3

The next instalment in the England v Scotland club game series takes place this week at Anfield as Liverpool will host Rangers in both teams third game of the Group Stage.

Despite both teams being regulars on the European scene, this will be the first ever time that the two teams have met competitively and both have very good reasons to want to win the game.

Liverpool need to continue their bounce back from a 4-1 hammering by Napoli on Matchday 1 and a second win against Rangers would keep them in touch with the top teams in the group, perhaps even moving the Reds up to top spot, depending on how results go on the night.

Rangers though badly need the points after two damaging defeats against Napoli and Ajax in their first two games has left them with no points and a markedly inferior goal difference compared to any of the other teams in Group A.

With the Matchday 4 encounter between the two coming up next week, these two games could well be pivotal in each team’s chances of making it into the knockout phase of this competition, or even the third-place finish required for a place in the Europa League after the World Cup has finished next year.

Liverpool v Rangers Team News

Liverpool still have a number of players either confirmed out, or doubtful for the game this week.

Andy Robertson is close to a return to action, as is Ibrahima Konate and Curtis Jones. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita are both out though while Calvin Ramsey could step up his recovery from injury by playing in some U21 games.

Reserve keeper Caoimhin Kelleher is also on the brink of a return to the first team squad after playing for the U21s at the weekend.

Rangers have James Sands, John Souttar, Fil Helander, Ianis Hagi and Nmandi Ofoborh already confirmed as missing the Liverpool game and there are also doubts over whether four more players, Jon McLaughlin, Tom Lawrence, Alex Lowry and Kemar Roofe will be fit.

Ryan Kent though will be fit and able to face his former club, as will defender Ben Davies who left Liverpool for Rangers this summer without playing a competitive game for the Reds.

Possible Teams

  • Liverpool – 4-3-3- Allison, Alexander-Arnold, Tsimikas, Van Dijk, Matip, Fabinho, Thiago, Elliott, Diaz, Firmino, Salah
  • Rangers – 4-2-3-1 – McGregor, Tavernier, Barisic, Goldson, Davies, Jack, Lundstram, Kent, Matondo, Arfield, Colak

Bet365 Betting Odds And Tip

  • Liverpool to win – 1/7
  • Draw – 15/2
  • Rangers to win – 14/1

Clearly the bookmakers fancy a Liverpool win here but as we have seen this season, the Reds are susceptible and the 14/1 on Rangers and especially the 15/2 on the draw are tempting when you consider how well Rangers did in Europe last year.

I still feel Liverpool win the game, but the 1/7 is not a good value bet in my view, so instead take the Liverpool to win, both teams to score – yes bet option which is a much more appealing 6/4.