RB Leipzig will meet the Scottish champion, Rangers in the Europa League semi-final after knocking out Atalanta. Rangers won against Braga in the previous round and will aim to eliminate the second German club this season. The Leipzig v Rangers betting tips expect Domenico Tedesco’s team to win at home. Let’s see their odds for the victory below.
RB Leipzig has become the biggest favorite of this season’s Europa League after other big clubs like Sevilla, FC Barcelona and Bayer Leverkusen are already out of the competition. The German team reached their second European cup semi-final in the last three years after winning 3-1 against Atalanta in the quarter-final. Their next opponent will be the Rangers who have already knocked out one German side, Borussia Dortmund this season. While they also eliminated Red Star Belgrade and Braga in the previous rounds. The two clubs have never met before but Leipzig met Celtic in the 2018/19 Europa League group stage. Rangers will play its 50th match against a German club and hope to make their second appearance in the Europa League final after 2008.
Leipzig v Rangers Betting Tips Highly Favor the Home Team
RB Leipzig has had a mixed season so far with some unexpected defeats and great wins. The team finished third in their Champions League group behind Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain. But they won their Europa League play-off against Real Sociedad and the quarter-final against Atalanta. In the Bundesliga Domenico Tedesco’s team has moved to third place following their latest good results. Including 4-1 and 1-0 wins against big rivals Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen away. Their next task is to win at home against the Rangers. Online sportsbooks in Germany offer the odds of 1.39 for their victory in their Leipzig v Rangers betting tips.
One of their key players this season is French midfielder Christopher Nkunku who has already got 30 goals so far. He also scored twice against Atalanta and led his team to victory in Bergamo. Nkunku can easily score again just like Swedish midfielder Emil Forsberg who scored the winner against Union Berlin in the German Cup semi-final. Leipzig’s defense is also stable most of the time thanks to goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi and defender Willi Orban. One worrying sign though their record at home this season. As they only won one of their last five European games at the Red Bull Arena. But a victory can be crucial now ahead of their second leg in Glasgow.
Can Rangers Surprise Another German Club?
Rangers won the Scottish Championship last season for the first time since 2011 but lost their Champions League qualifier against Malmo last summer. In the Europa League, the team did much better though, and finished as a runner-up in their group behind Lyon. Then they defeated Borussia Dortmund in the play-off thanks to their 4-2 win in Germany. And also won against Red Star Belgrade and Braga in the previous rounds. Their victory against Dortmund can give fans hope for another great result. Even though online gambling sites in Germany only offer the odds of 7.27 for the Rangers’ win.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side is currently in second place in the domestic league after losing both derbies against Celtic. But getting to the Europa League final would be a big compensation. Team captain James Tavernier scored twice against Braga, his 5th and 6th goal in the tournament. With Jamaican Kemar Roofe scoring the winning goal in the extra time. Columbian forward Alfredo Morelos also got five goals in the cup and can be a threat to Leipzig’s goal. But goals are also expected from the home team with bookmakers offering the odds of 1.94 for both teams to score. A big question will be though how Rangers players can cope with fatigue after playing extra time twice in the last two weeks.