Rangers host Bayer Leverkusen in a first match from the 1/8-finals of Europa League
The fans at the Ibrox are getting ready for a great European night when Rangers host Bayer Leverkusen in a first match from the 1/8-finals of Europa League. It’s our job now to offer you some Europa League predictions for this fixture.
Steven Gerrard’s Rangers reached the 1/8-finals after eliminating Sporting Braga from the competition. The Scottish giants won both games against the Portuguese side – with 3-2 in Glasgow and with 1-0 in Braga. Some might say that they are surprised of Rangers dominating Braga in both games, but the truth is that the Scottish side played two very good matches.
Rangers already lost the title race with Celtic in the Premiership, but they can still aim for the best they could do in Europa League. For a long time the club was not a part of the European competitions, so now Rangers have the chance to remind Europe who they are. And in the face of Steven Gerrard they have a manager who knows how to win in Europe.
But Bayer Leverkusen are going to be tough. They are still among the best German clubs and they are favourites in this tie. In the previous round Leverkusen made a very strong performance beating one of the favourites in the tournament – Porto. It’s even more impressive that the Germans did with after winning both games against the Dragons.
This is a strong season for Bayer Leverkusen. They are doing good in Europe and they are currently in the Bundesliga’s Top 4. During the weekend Peter Bosz’ team made a solid performance when they hosted Eintracht Frankfurt and enjoyed a spectacular 4-0 win. For them this visit to Glasgow comes in a good moment.
That’s our Europa League predictions for the 1/8-finals tie between Rangers and Bayer Leverkusen. The Germans are the favourites here, but they might get surprised. Let’s see.