Europa League 2021-22: Rangers vs RB Leipzig prediction and betting tips (May 5)
Rangers host RB Leipzig in the return leg of their Europa League fixture. The Red Bulls have a one-goal lead heading into this match. Who will reach the final of the competition between both teams?
James Tavernier (Rangers) has scored 6 goals in 12 games
James Tavernier (Rangers) has scored 6 goals in 12 games
by Paul Awoniyi Paul Awoniyi

RB Leipzig play Rangers in the semi-final of the 2021-22 UEFA Europa League. This is the second leg of the fixture.

The match is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. GMT on Thursday, 5 May 2022. The match venue is Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland.

Latest odds on betting sites

Rangers to win odds are priced at 3.60 (+260 American; 13/5 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.60 (+260; 13/5), while RB Leipzig to win odds are priced at 2.00 (+100; evens).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Rangers — 27%, draw — 27%, RB Leipzig — 46%.

Latest betting odds on Rangers vs RB Leipzig (5 May 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
  • Asian handicap (+0.5) on Rangers — 1.83 (-120; 5/6)
  • Asian handicap (-0.5) on RB Leipzig — 2.08 (+108; 27/25)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.71 (-140; 5/7)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 2.05 (+105; 21/20)

Match preview and statistics

Rangers have three wins, a draw and a loss in their previous five matches. They drew 1-1 with Celtic in their last match.

Jota gave Celtic the lead in the 21st minute of the first half. Maeda ghosted in behind Tarvernier to take Taylor’s pass, turned past Goldson and whipped a cross to the far post where Jota tapped it in.

Fashion Sakala equalized in the 67th minute of the second half. Wright and Arfield played one-two pass and Sakala flicked it onto Kent. he returned the ball to Sakala who then smashed a low shot beyond the goalie into the near post.

Team statistics: 49% possession, 1.82 expected goals (xG), 14 total shots, three big chances, five shots on target, 311 accurate passes, 74% pass accuracy, nine fouls committed, four offsides, seven corners, four yellow cards.

Rangers team news: Aaron Ramsey and Kemar Roofe are doubtful, while Alfredo Morelos, Filip Helander and Ianis Hagi are sidelined for the match.

RB Leipzig have three wins and two losses in their last five matches. They lost 1-3 to Borussia Monchengladbach in their last match.

Team statistics: 51% possession, 1.16 expected goals (xG), 12 total shots, two big chances, seven shots on target, 444 accurate passes, 85% pass accuracy, twenty fouls committed, three offsides, eight corners, two yellow cards.

Breel Embolo opened the scoring in the 17th minute with a left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal, assisted by Lars Stindl. Christopher Nkunku pulled one back for the Red Bulls in the 36th minute with a right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner, assisted by Andre Silva.

Jonas Hofmann restored Gladbach’s lead on the stroke of halftime with a left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner, assisted by Embolo with a through ball following a fast break.

Jozas Hofmann scored a brace for Borussia to kill the game with a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Nico Elvedi got a straight red in the 64th minute for a bad foul.

RB Leipzig team news: Amadou Haidara is ruled out due to a knee injury.

Rangers vs RB Leipzig H2H

RB Leipzig have won the previous two matches against Rangers. The Red Bull won 1-nil in the first leg of the tie. Angelino ran onto a clearance by the opposition and laced it with a volley into the bottom corner.

Lineups and key players

Rangers projected starting lineup:

  • Allan McGregor
  • James Tavernier
  • Connor Goldson
  • John Lundstram
  • Calvin Bassey
  • Borna Barisic
  • Ryan Jack
  • Joe Aribo
  • Glen Kamara
  • Fashion Sakala
  • Ryan Kent

James Tavernier is the key player to watch out for. For a defender, he has scored six goals and provided two assists in 12 games. He scored two goals in their comeback against SC Braga in the UEL quarter-final. Looking forward to a top performance from the English in this match.

RB Leipzig projected starting lineup:

  • Peter Gulacsi
  • Mohamed Simakan
  • Willi Orban
  • Josko Gvardiol
  • Angeliño
  • Konrad Laimer
  • Kevin Kampl
  • Marcel Halstenberg
  • Dominik Szoboszlai
  • Emil Forsberg
  • Christopher Nkunku

Christopher Nkunku is the key player to watch out for. He scored a goal in their last game against RB Leipzig. Nkunku has scored three goals in five games in the Europa League this season. The French attacker should be able to get on the scoresheet.

Prediction and betting tips

Both teams are almost a match ahead of their clash on Thursday night. The rangers have a draw and a loss in their last two games, while RB Leipzig have a win and a loss in their last two matches.

The Red Bulls won 1-nil in the first leg at their home but it might not move the Rangers. They overturned the one-goal deficit in the Europa League in the quarter-final and can do the same against Leipzig.

Predictions for this match are Rangers to win and over 2.5 goals. The Rangers are playing at home, therefore have the home advantage. Expecting the Rangers to score at least three goals to overturn the deficit because the chances are high for the Red Bulls to also score.

Betting prediction: Rangers to win

Odds: 2.00 (+100 American; 1/1 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals

Odds: 1.91 (-110 American; 10/11 Fractional)

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Rangers — RB Leipzig
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