16th September – 21:00, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
Rangers will host Lyon in the opening round of the Europa League group stage on Thursday evening. Both teams want to continue their winning streaks and kick off the continental campaign successfully.
Rangers vs Lyon Match Preview & Team News
The Scottish champions failed to secure a place in the Champions League group stage, while they struggled in the EL Quals as well. Rangers stabilized their form after losing three times in a row, although they still haven’t reached the optimal level. Steven Gerard’s side missed the chance to win just once on the previous six occasions, and they sit on the top of the Premiership table. A victory in the Old Firm boosted their confidence a lot, and Rangers want to build up their form from there. Alfredo Morelos and the lads are doing a good job in front of the oppositions’ net, while their defense also stabilized. The hosts want to keep up where they left off and celebrate another victory.
Lyon had a terrible start to the Ligue 1 campaign, as they picked up just two points in the first three rounds. However, the visitors improved their performances and celebrated twice in a row. They now sit in 7th place, being seven points behind the top-placed PSG. Peter Bosz’s side heads to this match after a 3:1 victory over Strasbourg, and they want to keep boosting their confidence. Moussa Dembele and the lads have been clinical in front of the oppositions’ goal, but their defense is very leaky. Lyon kept the clean sheet just once on the previous nine occasions, including friendlies. They need to be much more disciplined in the back if they want to challenge the top three in Ligue 1.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
We anticipate a tight clash in which both sides have a chance to win. Neither team has impressed so far, although their forms are improving. Therefore, we wouldn’t be surprised if these two sides split points in Glasgow.
Goals Market Prediction
Rangers are pretty efficient, especially at Ibrox Stadium, while Lyon has been involved in high-scoring matches lately. Since the visitors have troubles in defense, we don’t see either side keeping the clean sheet in this encounter.
Rangers vs Lyon
Draw @ 3.40 👉 Get the Best Odds Here!
BTTS Yes @ 1.65 👉 Get the Best Odds Here!
Correct score 1:1 @ 6.60 👉 Get the Best Odds Here!
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