Rangers have reached a Europa League semi-final and face a tough first leg against RB Leipzig on Thursday night at Red Bull Arena in Germany.

The home side are perhaps the best team in the last four based on current form after moving to fourth place in the Bundesliga table in recent months and making the DFB-Pokal final.

Rangers are in second place in the Scottish Premiership table after recently losing ground to Celtic.

Team News

The Bundesliga outfit will be without Willi Orban, Mohamed Simakan, and Kevin Kampl after all three players are suspended.

Spanish midfielder Dani Olmo is in line to start, while Portugal international Andre Silva looks set to lead the attack.

Rangers coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst have a dilapidated attacking force after Aaron Ramsey, Kemar Roofe and Alfredo Morelos are all likely to miss out in Germany.

Filip Helander, Ianis Hagi, and former Flying Eagles midfielder Nnamdi Ofoborh all ruled out the end of the season.

However, Zambian star Fashion Sakala will take the mantle the lead the striking force.

Elsewhere, the Super Eagles duo of Calvin Bassey and Joe Aribo will return to starting XI alongside John Lundstram and Ryan Kent.

Head to Head

This is the first time RB Leipzig are facing Rangers in the UEFA Europa League.

Recent Form

RB Leipzig have been in form since Domenico Tedesco took over after sacking Jesse Marsch as the Bundesliga side have won four drew one and lost one from their last six fixtures in all competitions.

Rangers are not doing bad either with four victories and two defeats from the same number of matches.

RB Leipzig Possible Starting Lineup:
Gulacsi; Mukiele, Klostermann, Gvardiol; Henrichs, Laimer, Adams, Angelino; Olmo; Nkunku, Silva

Rangers Possible Starting Lineup:
McGregor; Tavernier, Goldson, Balogun, Bassey; Kamara, Lundstram, Jack; Aribo, Sakala, Kent

Betting Tips

Rangers’ task was already a difficult one before they suffered more injuries to key players in the final third.

However, the Scottish giant cannot stay competitive for 90 minutes and give themselves a chance of turning things around at Ibrox Stadium.

Only Dortmund and Bayern Munich have won more often in the Bundesliga at home than Leipzig this season, making the Rangers’ task extremely difficult.

Our Bet expert at MonieBet.com has tipped Leipzig to a straight win goes for 1.36 odds or punters can also stake the second half as the most scoring halve in the encounter and the odds goes for 2.08.

Over three goals has been a winning bet in six of Leipzig’s last eight at home that is another possible outcome is over 2.5 goals in the tie and the odds goes for 1.54 for Moniebet.

Prediction: RB Leipzig 2-0 Rangers

 

 

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