Rangers vs. RB Leipzig: First European Finals on The Horizon for RB Leipzig

May 2, 2022
Benson Chikezie

UEFA Europa League 2021/2022
Playoffs: Semi-finals 2nd Leg
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

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RB Leipzig travel to Scotland for the second leg of their Europa League semi-final tie against Rangers. The match kicks off at 00:30 IST on May 6 and is a season-defining fixture for both sides— one step towards glory.

After laboring for most of the match, RB Leipzig were able to find the back of the net late in the match through Angelino in the 85th minute. With only one goal separating both sides, this tie is very much in the balance, and both teams will be eager to give their all for a place in the final.

Teams Status

Here is the latest form and team news on Rangers and RB Leipzig:

Rangers Form and Team News

Rangers could not repeat their Borussia Dortmund heroics against RB Leipzig, reluctant to push forward as they sat back and soaked the pressure from the home team. The tactic almost worked, coming undone by a single moment of brilliance from Angelino. 

The Scots were able to deny the home team clear-cut chances at goal and will take some pride in stopping a usually rampant Leipzig side. They followed up the loss with a draw at Celtic, and they go into this return leg with confidence as only a one-goal margin separates both sides.

Alfredo Morelos, Ianis Hagi, and Filip Helander are out with injuries and may not feature for Rangers. Also, Leon Balogun may be unavailable for selection.

RB Leipzig Form and Team News

RB Leipzig uncharacteristically had a bad day in front of goal against Rangers, failing to create meaningful chances and taking none of the chances that came their way. They were eventually able to find a breakthrough through Angelino and hold a slender advantage which they can only hope to build on in Scotland.

The German side have been exceptional in away matches, and this could be a concern for their opponents. Their last loss away from home came in February against Bayern Munich, and they have won eight games on the bounce since, scoring 29 goals.

Ahead of their Bundesliga fixture before they travel to Scotland, RB Leipzig’s only absentee remains Amadou Haidara, still sidelined with an injury.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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RB Leipzig are going into this fixture with a one-goal lead. As such, they are favorites to win on the Paripesa sportsbook with 1.96 odds, on the Sportsbet.io sportsbook at 1.96, and the Melbet sportsbook at 1.96 odds.

A draw is available on all three sportsbooks at 3.88, 3.75, and 3.88, respectively, and a win for Rangers is available at 4.02, 3.70, and 4.02 odds, respectively.

Tipster’s Angle

Rangers have been solid at home, losing only once in their last 15 home games in all competitions (11 wins and three draws). Remarkably, Leipzig have been imperious away from home, winning each of their last eight away games and scoring 29 goals. Both teams have a lot to lose if they fail to clinch a place in the finals, and here are our thoughts on this fixture:

Tip: Both Teams To Score @ 1.95

Unlike in the first leg, Rangers know they cannot afford to sit back as they trail by one goal on aggregate. Leipzig will only be content to knock the ball around if their opponents refuse to be offensive. We expect both teams to come out flying and to find the back of the night. Both teams to score is available on the Melbet sportsbook at 1.95 odds. 

Tip: Over 1.5 Goals @ 1.25

A two-goal result is what either team needs to progress in regular time. Rangers need to win by two goals to nil, and Leipzig only need a goalless draw or a 1-1 draw to progress. Over 1.5 goals is available on the Parimatch sportsbook at 1.25 odds.


RB Leipzig have set their eyes on a possible first final appearance in a European competition and will have to get past Rangers, who will relish the opportunity to dent yet another German team’s hope and get a shot at glory for themselves.

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