Rangers vs Bayer Leverkusen
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 12 March 2020
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK
Venue: Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow.
It is been a while since Glasgow Rangers played an important role when it comes to European competitions. They have made it to Europa League Round of 16 after eliminating Portuguese side Braga, hoping to achieve the same success against Bayer Leverkusen.
Opposition from Germany is going to be a bit more serious obstacle though. Are Steven Gerrard and his boys ready for big deeds this season?
Bookies don’t think so, offering really high 3.20 odds on home victory, or even higher 3.75 rate on Rangers to qualify to the quarterfinals. Leverkusen have earned the title of favorites after winning eight out of the last nine games across competitions.
Rangers vs Bayer Leverkusen Head-to-head
These two sides have met only once before. It was a friendly match played in 2011 on a neutral pitch. Bayer were victorious 2-0 FT.
Rangers vs Bayer Leverkusen Prediction
Team from Glasgow had a great start in Scottish Premiership 2019/2020 but lost a couple of big games and once again allowed Celtic FC to gain big advantage. It is almost impossible for them at this point to get involved into the title race after being 13 points behind.
Steven Gerrard was praised for results on the European scene though. Squad defeated some rough opponents in this campaign like Feyenoord and Porto, while the big comeback was seen against Braga at this stadium. Rangers were down 2-0 but eventually won the match 3-2 FT thanks to the goals scored by Ianis Hagi (2) and Joe Aribo.
Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe are once again one of the most lethal duos in Scottish Premiership, bagging a grand total of 25 goals. There is no doubt they will represent a big threat for the German side.
Leverkusen demolished Porto FC in the previous round, while also consistently winning points in Bundesliga. We don’t see them losing this match in Glasgow.
Away win on a draw-no-bet option at 1.60 does feel like a good banker bet. Two or three goals total is the most appealing option for the goals market in our opinion.
Rangers vs Bayer Leverkusen Bet Tips
Away win draw no bet @ 1.60
Two or three goals total @ 2.05.