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Rangers vs Bayer Leverkusen Betting Tips - Can reeling Rangers recover in Glasgow?

Bayer Leverkusen have seen over 3.5 goals in 3 of their last 4 matches
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Rangers host Bayer Leverkusen at Ibrox in the UEFA Europa League (Getty Images)

Rangers vs Bayer Leverkusen Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Rangers host Bayer Leverkusen at Ibrox in the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 first leg match. The Scottish club are hard to beat in Glasgow but are in poor form while Bayer Leverkusen undefeated in 10 of their last 11 Europa League matches.

Rangers Form


Rangers got past Braga in the Europa League round of 32 after a 3-2 home win and 1-0 victory in Portugal. Ryan Kent scored the winner in Braga in an impressive defensive performance but results have tailed off since then.

Steven Gerrard’s side were knocked out of the Scottish FA Cup after a 1-0 defeat at Hearts. Rangers then fell to a rare home defeat in the Scottish Premiership, going down 1-0 to lowly Hamilton.

Their last result was a 1-0 win at Ross County with Ryan Kent scoring the winner. Questions are being asked of Gerrard and he is under pressure with little chance of catching Celtic in the Scottish Premiership.

Rangers are very hard to beat at home in the Europa League, undefeated in 27 of their last 28 matches at Ibrox and winning seven of their last eight in Glasgow.

Rangers News


Centre back Filip Helander is still injured with doubts over right back James Tavernier and midfielder Ryan Jack. Veteran striker Jermain Defoe is injured for the Scottish club but Alfredo Morelos is available after serving a Europa League suspension at Braga.

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Alfredo Morelos is available for Rangers in the UEFA Europa League against Bayer Leverkusen (Getty Images)

Bayer Leverkusen Form


Bayer Leverkusen are in great form having won eight of their last nine matches in all competitions. A comprehensive 3-1 in in Porto secured progression in the Europa League with Lucas Alario, Kerem Demirbay and Kai Havertz on the score sheet.

Leon Bailey opened the scoring in an important 1-1 draw at Leipzig in the Bundesliga before a 3-1 home win against Union Berlin in the German Cup quarterfinals. Karim Bellarabi, Charles Aránguiz and Moussa Diaby secured the comeback win that was followed by an easy 4-0 home win against Eintracht Frankfurt.

Kai Havertz, Karim Bellarabi and a Paulinho brace was the difference for Peter Bosz’s side with all four attackers contributing. Bayer Leverkusen travel to Glasgow full of confidence and are undefeated in 10 of their last 11 Europa League matches.

Bayer Leverkusen News


Central defender Sven Bender and striker Kevin Volland are injured. Peter Bosz is likely to rotate here with Lars Bender, Daley Sinkgraven, Kerem Demirbay, Nadiem Amiri and Leon Bailey all in contention to start. 

Lucas Alario should return up front but faces competition from Paulinho.

Rangers vs Bayer Leverkusen Head to Head


Rangers met Bayer Leverkusen in the 2018/19 UEFA Cup. Rangers won 2-1 in Leverkusen before a 1-1 draw in Glasgow.

Rangers vs Bayer Leverkusen Betting Odds


Rangers are 3.45 outsiders at Unibet with a draw priced at 3.50. Bayer Leverkusen can be backed at 2.15 at bet365.

Bayer Leverkusen have seen over 3.5 goals in four of their last five away matches in the Europa League. Over 3.5 goals could be a popular pick at 3.25 with over 2.5 goals listed at 1.90 at bet365.

Rangers vs Bayer Leverkusen Match Up


Rangers have hit bad form at the wrong time of the season, losing consecutive games for the first time since March 2018. They have dangerous attackers in Ryan Kent, Alfredo Morelos and Ianis Hagi that could trouble Leverkusen’s defence.

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Bayer Leverkusen's Kai Havertz is likely to be a key player against Rangers (Getty Images)

Bayer Leverkusen have a class advantage in Glasgow with Kai Havertz likely to lead the way. The 20-year-old has contributed four goals and five assists in his last seven matches in all competitions and will be a handful for Rangers.

Rangers vs Bayer Leverkusen Stats


  • Rangers are undefeated in 27 of their last 28 home matches (UEFA Europa League).
  • Rangers have won 7 of their last 8 home matches (UEFA Europa League).
  • Rangers have lost 2 of their last 3 matches in all competitions.
  • Bayer Leverkusen have won 8 of their last 9 matches in all competitions.
  • Bayer Leverkusen have seen over 3.5 goals in 3 of their last 4 matches in all competitions.
  • Bayer Leverkusen have seen over 3.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 away matches (UEFA Europa League).
  • Bayer Leverkusen undefeated in 10 of their last 11 matches (UEFA Europa League).

Rangers vs Bayer Leverkusen FAQ

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Where is Rangers vs Bayer Leverkusen being played?

Rangers vs Bayer Leverkusen is being played at Ibrox in Glasgow, Scotland.

When is Rangers vs Bayer Leverkusen being played?

Rangers vs Bayer Leverkusen is being played at 20:00 GMT on Thursday 12 March 2020.

Verdict

Rangers are tough to beat at home but found themselves 2-0 down against Braga before a late fight back. Bayer Leverkusen are confident and capable of winning in Glasgow.

Best Bet: Over 2.5 Goals Total Goals Market @1.90 at bet365 - 4 Units
Value Bet: Bayer Leverkusen Win Full Time Result Market @2.15 at bet365 - 3 Units
Total Goals Tip: Over 3.5 Goals Total Goals Market @3.25 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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Bayer Leverkusen won 3-1 in Glasgow to complete a perfect trio of tips and a 10.3 unit profit.
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