Rangers vs Bayer Leverkusen Preview, Tips and Odds

Rangers will welcome Bayer Leverkusen to Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland on Thursday for the first leg of their 1/8 final battle in Europa League. Both teams faced Portuguese opposition in the previous round, as the Scots eliminated Braga 4:2 on aggregate, while the Germans had no issues with Porto winning both matches.

Rangers vs Bayer Leverkusen Head to Head

Head to Head Last game Last games Last games home/away
Rangers Loss 1 W/ 1 D/ 1 L 0 W/ 1 D/ 0 L
Bayer Leverkusen Win 1 W/ 1 D/ 1 L 0 W/ 1 D/ 0 L

Last game between the teams: 13.07.2011 Club Friendly: Bayer Leverkusen – Rangers 2:0
Last game at this venue: 05.11.1998 Europa League: Rangers – Bayer Leverkusen 1:1

Worth mentioning: Rangers and Bayer Leverkusen is the only pair at this stage of Europa League to have met in the past. The teams have played three matches, with the most recent one a friendly held in the summer of 2011, which ended in 2:0 victory for the Germans. The only competitive meetings were at the last-64 stage of the same tournament back in 1998, when the Scots triumphed 3:2 on aggregate. In total, one of the matches featured over 2,5 goals, while two witnessed goals at both ends.

Rangers vs Bayer Leverkusen Stats

As of 10.03 Last game Last 10 games Last 5 games home/away
Rangers Win 6 W/ 1 D/ 3 L 3 W/ 1 D/ 1 L
Bayer Leverkusen Win 8 W/ 1 D/ 1 L 3 W/ 1 D/ 1 L

Last game Rangers: 08.03.2020 Premiership: Ross County – Rangers 0:1; Ryan Kent 77’
Top performers Rangers: Alfredo Morelos 27 goals 1 assist, Jermain Defoe 16 goals, Ryan Kent 8 goals 1 assist.
Next game Rangers: 15.03.2020 Premiership: Rangers – Celtic
Last game Bayer Leverkusen: 07.03.2020 Bundesliga: Bayer Leverkusen – Eintracht Frankfurt 4:0; Kai Havertz 4’, Karim Bellarabi 14’, Paulinho 49’, 55’
Top performers Bayer Leverkusen: Kevin Volland 10 goals 7 assists, Lucas Alario 10 goals 1 assist, Kai Havertz 9 goals 5 assists.
Next game Bayer Leverkusen: 16.03.2020 Bundesliga: Werder Bremen – Bayer Leverkusen

Last 10 games GF:GA Over 2.5 goals BTTS Clean sheets
Rangers 15-10 5 5 3
Bayer Leverkusen 25-12 8 8 2

Worth mentioning: After eliminating Braga in the previous round in Europa League, Rangers suffered two back-to-back defeats, but managed to return to winning ways with a 1:0 victory last Sunday against Ross County. The recent Rangers matches have been low-scoring affairs with only one of the previous five team outings producing over 2,5 goals and seeing both involved teams to score, as each of the last four finished with the same score of 1:0.
Bayer Leverkusen are undefeated in nine matches, failing to win just one of those. Last weekend Bayer trashed another Europa League participant in the face of Eintracht with the score of 4:0. The team did not concede more than once in any of the last six games. Three of Bayer’s last five outings featured over 2,5 goals, as three witnessed goals at both ends.

Rangers vs Bayer Leverkusen News

Missing players Rangers: James Tavernier, Ryan Jack, Jermain Defoe, Scott Arfield, Glenn Middleton and Filip Helander are injured.
Missing players Bayer Leverkusen: Kevin Volland, Niklas Lomb, Lars Bender and Sven Bender are injured.

Rangers vs Bayer Leverkusen Predictions

Both teams to score & Bayer Leverkusen to win – 4.33 @ bet365