Bayer Leverkusen vs Rangers
Date: Thursday, 6 August 2020
Kick-off at 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET
The Company’s Eleven missed out on qualifying for the Champions League by a narrow margin in the Bundesliga this season. However, they still could secure a ticket to the CL by going all the way in this competition, the Europa.
Even before the tie first leg, the Germans were considered the favorites. Quite frankly, the Bundesliga is miles ahead that of the Premiership – in terms of quality of talent involved as well as the level of competition.
And as expected, Peter Bosz’s men won the first leg in style, and that too on the road.
Meanwhile, the Gers are still one of the top dogs in Scotland along with Celtic, and they have maintained their level this season as well. However, they are still not equipped to take on teams from the top five leagues in Europe.
As things stand, expect Bayer Leverkusen to make it to the Quarters.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Rangers: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture had ended in a 1-3 win for the German contingent.
- These two have locked horns in the UEFA Cup, back in 1998. Then, Steven Gerrard’s men had progressed after two legs. The first leg had ended in a 1-2 win for the Scottish team, and the subsequent match-up had ended in a 1-1 draw.
- Other than that, these two had contested a friendly in 2014. Then, the Company’s Eleven had won 2-0.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Rangers: Prediction
Bosz’s men had won the first leg, with a 1-3 scoreline on the road. The fixture was competitive in the early minutes, however a penalty in the 37th minute for the guests completely turned around things.
Following that, the visitors added two more goals in return for just one. In fact, the final goal for the guests had come just two minutes from final whistle.
This Thursday, Gerrard’s men will be under pressure to score goals right from the get-go. The reason being, they need to score a minimum of three goals in order to have any chance of progressing, and the hosts could easily take advantage of this desperation.
Moreover, the Company’s Eleven are from a superior league, and have more experience and exposure in these kinds of situations. In addition, since February, they have lost just against Bayern Munich, Wolfsburg and Hertha Berlin – two of which are two of the best teams in the country.
As such, expect Bayer Leverkusen to deliver a compelling win this Thursday.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Rangers: Betting Tips
Bayer Leverkusen to Win @ 1.67 (2/3)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Bayer Leverkusen @ 1.60 (3/5).