2019-20 UEFA Europa League – Rangers vs Bayer Leverkusen Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Rangers vs Bayer Leverkusen kick off? Thursday 12th March, 2020 – 20:00 (UK)

Where is Rangers vs Bayer Leverkusen being played? Ibrox Stadium

What TV channel is Rangers vs Bayer Leverkusen on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to UEFA Europa League matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Rangers vs Bayer Leverkusen in the UK? Subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Rangers vs Bayer Leverkusen?

Rangers – https://www.rangers.talent-sport.co.uk/PagesPublic/ProductBrowse/productHome.aspx

Bayer Leverkusen – https://ticketshop.bayer04.de/SpielAuswahl

What was the score in the last meeting between Rangers & Bayer Leverkusen? Rangers 1-1 Bayer Leverkusen

THE TEAM NEWS

RANGERS

  • Rangers are out of the Scottish Cup and a long way behind Celtic in the league, so the Europa League is their main hope of success this season.
  • Tavernier and Jack are both injury doubts after missing Sunday's match against Ross County, while Defoe is definitely out.
  • With Flanagan not in the squad, Polster is set to take Tavernier's place at right-back while Kamberi could be recalled in attack.

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): McGregor; Polster, Goldson, Edmundson, Barisic; Aribo, Davis, Hagi; Kamberi, Morelos, Kent

Unavailable: Helander (Ineligible), Flanagan (Ineligible), Jones (Ineligible), Arfield (Injured), Defoe (Injured)

Doubtful: Tavernier (Injured), Jack (Injured)

BAYER LEVERKUSEN

  • Bayer Leverkusen's superb form continued with a 4-0 victory at home to Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday, their eighth win in nine games.
  • Sven Bender has been ruled out after sustaining an injury against Frankfurt while his twin Lars remains a doubt but is back in training.
  • Amiri is also out so Bellarabi and Paulinho will both be hoping to keep their places after scoring at the weekend.

Predicted line-up (3-4-2-1): Hradecky; Tah, Dragovic, Tapsoba; Weiser, Aranguiz, Demirbay, Wendell; Havertz, Diaby; Paulinho

Unavailable: Volland (Injured), S. Bender (Injured), Amiri (Injured), L. Bender (Injured), Alario (Injured), Sinkgraven (Injured)

Doubtful:

THE PREDICTION

Rangers are unbeaten at home in the Europa League this season, winning seven of their eight matches at Ibrox. However, they face a Bayer Leverkusen side who are flying at the minute and who on paper look a far stronger side, although with defensive injuries in both camps clean sheets are unlikely.

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