Competition: Europa League
Market: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 4/6 @ 888sport
Looking to pick up an early advantage on Thursday evening, Borussia Dortmund will welcome Rangers to rural Germany for their Europa League first-leg showdown.
Starting with the hosts, after suffering that woeful 5-2 drumming at home against Bayer Leverkusen earlier in the month, Borussia Dortmund made it clear that they needed an immediate boost last weekend. Picking up what could be a crucial 3-0 romp away at Union Berlin last time out, BVB also managed to cut Bayern Munich’s lead at the top of the table to six points. Hoping to find some stability when they turn their attention back to Europa League duties on Thursday evening, fans around rural Germany will be calling on Marco Reus to spearhead their charge on home soil. Bagging a brace against Berlin last weekend, the German ace has recorded three goals in as many appearances for the German heavyweights. It should also be noted, the midweek hosts have seen each of their last eight outings finish with over 2.5 goals.
As for the visitors, after opening February with that 3-0 drumming against bitter rivals Celtic, Rangers have at least managed to bounce back in an eye-catching fashion. Picking up some perfect momentum last weekend and cruising their way to a 3-0 romp against Annan on Scottish Cup duties, new boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst finds his side enjoying a three-match winning run across all formats. Last seen on Premiership duties picking up back-to-back 2-0 and 5-0 wins against Hibernian and Hearts, the former Arsenal defender will be desperate for his side to cause a European upset on foreign soil here. Spearheaded by attacking MVP Alfredo Morelos, we could be in for a lively affair on Thursday evening. With each of Rangers’ last three matchups away from Ibrox finishing with over 2.5 goals, we’re backing a similar outcome here.
Bet: Over 2.5 goals at Borussia Dortmund vs Rangers 4/6 for Thursday’s Europa League showdown @ 888sport
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