Rangers vs Lyon: prediction for the Europa League match
In the first match of the Europa League Rangers will host Lyon at their legendary stadium. Will hosts record a victory in the first round and pick up three points on September 16? The answer is in our prediction.
Rangers, under the management of Steven Gerrard, are coming back on top. After five rounds of the current Scottish Premiership season club is at the first spot with 12 points in their asset, they are one point ahead of their closest chaser. In the previous match Gers recorded an away victory over St. Johnstone (2:1). Before that they recorded a home victory over Celtic (1:0) in the Old Firm derby. Ianis Hagi won't be able to help his team in the first match of the Europa League.
Lyon, currently managed by Peter Bosz, are gaining form in Ligue 1 after the slow start. They recorded two consecutive victories. First one - over Nantes (1:0) on an away game, worth noting that Lyon had to end the match with only 10 players. In the most recent match they recorded a home victory over Strasbourg (3:1), conceding a goal in added time. Tino Kadewere and Leo Dubois are injuried, so they won't be able to help their team on an away match.
Two out of seven most recent matches of Rangers ended with that score
In five most recent home matches club scored four goals after the half-time
In three out of four most recent away matches of Lyon this bet won
Teams are pretty even on experience, visitors have a better squad, but Rangers will have a home advantage, which helped them against many famous opponents. Rangers are looking great in the domestic league and we think that team should be able to pick up points in the match against weakened opponent.
Hosts will probably dominate the game, they are playing aggressively at home against any opponent, while visitors will try to find a chance on counter-attacks. In our opinion, Gers will have a great chance to record a victory.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (0) on Rangers
Prediction: Handicap (0) on Rangers
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Both opponents are scoring many points and both teams have a great offense. In our opinion, in the first game teams will play offensively and will create a number of goal opportunities. Both official head-to-head matches ended with a high score. We think that this match won't be an exception.
Our second bet will be on total over 2.5 goals
If you want to take the risk, we can offer a bet on a victory for a Scottish side by one goal. Rangers won three out of five most recent matches with that result, this bet also won in both most recent matches of Gers at Ibrox.
Our third bet will be on Rangers to win by one goal