Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Prediction: Rangers vs RB Leipzig

Prediction: Match to end in 1-1 draw

Best Odds: 11/2

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Rangers and RB Leipzig will face each other in the second leg of the semi-finals of the Europa League this week. The match will be held at Ibrox and is scheduled to kick off at 8pm UK time on Thursday.

Rangers

Rangers suffered a 1-0 defeat to RB Leipzig away from home in Germany in the first leg of the Europa League semi-final tie. Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side will fancy their chances of winning the second leg, especially after their 1-1 draw with Celtic in the Old Firm derby this past weekend.

Team News:

Aaron Ramsey and Kemar Roofe as doubtful. Ianis Hagi and Alfredo Morelos are definitely out.

RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig will head into the second leg with confidence and will fancy their chances of winning against Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side at Ibrox. Leipzig are still very much in the race for the Bundesliga top four, but they will want to win the Europa League as well.

Team News:

Defender Josko Gvardiol is a potential doubt. Defenders Willi Orban and Mohamed Simakan as well as midfielder Kevin Kampl are available.

Key Factors to Consider

  • RB Leipzig’s only previous encounter in Scotland was a 2-1 defeat to Celtic in the UEFA Champions League.
  • RB Leipzig managed 10 shots during the first leg at home, their fewest since dropping into the UEFA Europa League earlier this season.
  • Rangers are hosting a major UEFA European semi-final for the first time since April 2008.
  • Rangers’ James Tavernier (5) has scored more home goals in this season’s UEFA Europa League than any other player.
  • RB Leipzig are looking to progress to their very first European final as a club.

Conclusion

Rangers will give it a go, but the first-leg lead for RB Leipzig should get the job done for them.

Prediction: Match to end in 1-1 draw

Best Odds: 11/2

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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