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Rangers vs Leipzig Betting Tips: Difficult Task Awaits the Scottish Champions

  • Rangers host Leipzig in second-leg of the Europa League semi-final on Thursday
  • Leipzig won the first match 1-0 at home
  • Domenico Tedesco’s team is favored to win the tie and reach the club’s first final
Rangers vs Leipzig betting tips

RB Leipzig won the first leg of the Europa League semi-final at home but their lead is only one goal. So nothing is lost for Rangers who will host the German team this Thursday at the Ibrox Stadium. The Rangers vs Leipzig betting tips favor the guests to win the match and advance to the final. But surely Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s men will do everything to turn the tie and reach the final. 

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Rangers suffered a 1-0 defeat in Leipzig on Thursday night in the first leg of the Europa League semi-final. After Angelino scored the winner in the 85th minute for the German team. Though the one-goal deficit doesn’t seem that much Rangers have to show more if they want to reach the final. They defended with 11 players in most of the game, not taking any risk. This tactics worked until Leipzig’s goal, but now their situation will be more difficult. Even though Rangers will have the home advantage and the support of the enthusiastic Scottish fans. Meanwhile Leipzig can’t sit back either as a goal can be scored any time, which could also mean extra time. Still, they have the better chance of progressing through and playing in the club’s first European cup final. 

Rangers vs Leipzig betting tips favor the German team

The manager of RB Leipzig, Domenico Tedesco wasn’t 100% satisfied with his team’s performance in the first match. In spite of winning at the end thanks to the late goal of Angelino. With the one-goal lead they can focus on defending in Glasgow and try to score from some fast counterattacks. Online sportsbooks in the UK favor them to get the win at the second match as well and offer the odds of 2.00 for their victory. The French international, Christopher Nkunku was close to scoring in Leipzig, but missed all three of his chances. Now he might get his 31st goal of the season. 

But scoring a goal is not going to be the main aim for Leipzig as even a draw (3.50) is enough for them to qualify. The Rangers vs Leipzig betting tips highly favor them to do so with the odds of 1.14. Bookmakers also think that the German club won’t need any extra time or penalties to reach the final, only the 90 minute normal time. (1.25). The only disadvantage that Leipzig is having is less time to regenerate between their Bundesliga and Europa League games. As they play against Borussia Monchengladbach on Monday night. While Rangers got an extra day after playing against Celtic on Sunday. 

The chances of Rangers

Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s team can still reach the final though as a one-goal deficit is not the end of the world. But the team will need to play more open in order to win against Leipzig. They only had one real chance of scoring thanks to Ryan Kent. The English midfielder could have score after a great solo performance in the beginning of the second half. Now Rangers fans are hoping of the return of Jamaican forward Kemar Roofe from his injury. In his absence Fashion Sakala can start and try to get his first goal in the tournament. The Zambian forward scored against Celtic at the weekend, which can be a good sign ahead of this match. 

Still, it won’t be an easy task for the Scottish champions to win by two goals against Leipzig and qualify for the final. Online gambling sites in the UK offer the odds of 5.50 for that. They might have a chance though if they can score early. Just like they did against Braga in the previous round. That game went to extra time after but it’s not very likely to happen again. (11.00). Of course, the support of the home fans can be a big plus and motivate the players even more. The odds for a home win are 3.75 on bet365. But  the chances of Rangers qualifying for the final through extra time are quite high with the odds of 26.00. 

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