Bayer Leverkusen take on Rangers in Thursday’s Europa League fixture.
View all Bayer Leverkusen v Rangers tips, stats and our pre-match poll below - plus the latest match odds.
Bayer Leverkusen will be hoping to bounce back here following a 2-4 DFB-Pokal defeat last time out to Bayern Munich.
In that game, Bayer Leverkusen managed 49% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 3 on target. For Bayer Leverkusen, the goalscorers were Sven Bender (63') and Kai Havertz (95'). Bayern München got 17 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. David Alaba (16'), Serge Gnabry (24') and Robert Lewandowski (59', 89') scored for Bayern Munich.
In their preceding six fixtures, Peter Bosz's Bayer Leverkusen have found the net a combined total of 10 times which gives them an average number of goals scored per match equal to 1.67.
Rangers head into the game following a 0-1 Premiership win over Aberdeen in their last outing.
In that match, Rangers managed 61% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 4 on target. The scorer for Rangers was Ryan Kent (21').
For 5 of the past 6 games featuring Rangers, a comparatively low number of goals have gone in between them and their opponents. The overall average goals scored per game within that period is a meagre 1.5, with the number of goals averaged by The Gers equalling 0.67.
Team News: Bayer Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen manager Peter Bosz will be grateful to have no fitness worries to speak of before this match with a completely healthy squad to pick from.
Team News: Rangers
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has multiple availability issues to deal with. Jermain Defoe (Hamstring Injury) and Nikola Katic (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will miss out on this game.
In our opinion, Bayer Leverkusen certainly have the ability to score a couple of goals when they come up against Rangers, who could well find it tough getting goals.
Our selection here is for a comfortable 2-0 winning score for Bayer Leverkusen at the end of the 90 minutes.
What are the top odds for this match?
Looking at the bookies’ prices in the win-draw-win market, a victory for Bayer Leverkusen is best priced at 1.6061, betting on a draw is 4.05 and staking on a win for Rangers can get you 5. They’re the best of the returns on offer right now.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: BayArena (30,810)
Captain: Lars Bender
Chairman: Fernando Carro
Manager: Peter Bosz
🔑 Star Player: Lucas Alario
Typically playing in the Striker position, Lucas Alario was born in Argentina. Having made a first senior appearance for Colón in the 2010 - 2011 season, the accomplished Forward has managed to score 7 league goals in this Bundesliga 1 2019 - 2020 campaign so far in a total of 24 appearances.