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Bayer Leverkusen vs Rangers Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Goals on the cards with Rangers to attack

  • Bayer Leverkusen and Rangers complete their Europa League Round of 16 tie in Germany
  • Bayer Leverkusen have seen over 3.5 goals in 5 of their last 6 home matches
  • Bayer Leverkusen's Kai Havertz has scored 9 goals in his last 11 matches
  • Rangers have to overcome a 3-1 deficit from the 1st leg
  • Rangers have seen over 3.5 goals in 3 of their last 5 Europa League matches
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Bayer Leverkusen beat Rangers 3-1 at Ibrox Stadium in March (Getty Images)

Bayer Leverkusen have a 3-1 lead as they host Rangers in the Europa League Round of 16 second leg. The Scottish club have to come out and attack which should ensure an exciting end to end match at the BayArena.

Bayer Leverkusen Form


Bayer Leverkusen finished 5th in the Bundesliga after picking up seven points from their final five games. The Werkself drew 1-1 at Schalke before a 3-1 home win against Koln.

Peter Bosz’s side lost a crucial match at Hertha Berlin 2-0 and won 1-0 against Mainz on the final day. Leverkusen’s last match was a 4-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the German Cup final on 4 July.

They were on the back foot throughout in Berlin, 3-0 down before Sven Bender scored and a Kai Havertz penalty coming far too late.

Bayer Leverkusen Team News


Brazilian forward Paulinho is injured with central midfielder Kerem Demirbay suspended. Attacking midfielder Nadiem Amiri  has gone into a one week quarantine.

Bayer Leverkusen superstar Kai Havertz is expected to start despite intense interest from Chelsea.

Rangers Form


Rangers were 13 points behind Celtic when the 2019-20 Scottish Premiership season was called off. Steven Gerrard’s side had a solid pre-season, winning four friendlies by scoring 10 goals and conceding none. 

They got off to a winning start in the Premiership on Saturday, winning 1-0 at Aberdeen. Ryan Kent scored the winner with Rangers having 60% possession, 15-4 shots and 4-0 on target.

Rangers Team News


Central defence is a problem for Rangers with Nikola Katic out with a cruciate ligament rupture and Leon Balogun ineligible. 

Striker Jermain Defoe has a hamstring injury but Alfredo Morelo is expected to start amid interest from Lille.

Bayer Leverkusen vs Rangers Head to Head


Bayer Leverkusen and Rangers met in the 1998-99 UEFA Cup, Rangers winning 2-1 in Leverkusen before a 1-1 draw in Scotland.

Bayer Leverkusen were too good in Glasgow in March, winning 3-1 with Kai Havertz and Charles Aránguiz establishing a 2-0 lead. Leon Bailey scored late after George Edmundson pulled one back for the Scottish club.

Bayer Leverkusen vs Rangers Odds


Bayer Leverkusen are 1.62 favourites at Unibet with Rangers listed at 5.50. A draw is available at 4.20.

Bayer Leverkusen vs Rangers Match Up


Bayer Leverkusen have a healthy lead which means Rangers need to score three goals to have any chance of progression. 

That should make this an open match with Leverkusen waiting for opportunities on the counter attack where they are lethal.

Bayer Leverkusen vs Rangers Stats


  • Bayer Leverkusen have won their last 3 matches (UEFA Europa League).
  • Bayer Leverkusen have won 9 of their last 11 home matches (all competitions). 
  • Bayer Leverkusen have seen over 3.5 goals in 5 of their last 6 home matches (all competitions).
  • Bayer Leverkusen's Kai Havertz has scored 9 goals in his last 11 matches (all competitions).
  • Rangers are undefeated in 15 of their last 17 matches (UEFA Europa League).
  • Rangers have seen over 3.5 goals in 3 of their last 5 matches (UEFA Europa League).

Bayer Leverkusen vs Rangers FAQ

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Where is Bayer Leverkusen vs Rangers being played?

Bayer Leverkusen vs Rangers is being played at BayArena in Leverkusen, Germany.

When is Bayer Leverkusen vs Rangers being played?

Bayer Leverkusen vs Rangers is being played at 17:55 BST on Thursday 6 August 2020.

What competition are Bayer Leverkusen vs Rangers playing in?

Bayer Leverkusen vs Rangers are playing in UEFA Europa League Round of 16.

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Verdict

Bayer Leverkusen have a healthy lead which should ensure an open game against Rangers. Goals are likely here with Kai Havertz a prime candidate to score.

Best Bet: Over 3.5 Goals Total Goals @170 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Anytime Goalscorer Tip: Kai Havertz Anytime Goalscorer @115 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
First Goalscorer Tip: Kai Havertz First Goalscorer @390 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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