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Rangers Vs Lyon Prediction, Odds And Team News

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Rangers Vs Lyon Prediction, Odds And Team News

Rangers will return to the familiar territory of the Europa League group-stages when they clash with Lyon at the Ibrox Stadium on Thursday night.

Just last month, the Glasgow giants' Champions League dreams were shattered by ten-man Malmo, so Steven Gerrard's men will have to settle for another stint in Europe's consolation competition.

Both Rangers and Lyon last faced each other in the 2007/08 Champions League group stages and, on both occasions, the away side won 3-0.

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Rangers and Lyon last faced each other in the 2007/08 Champions League group stages
Rangers and Lyon last faced each other in the 2007/08 Champions League group stages

With Ibrox at full capacity for a high-profile European fixture for the first time in almost 18 months, tonight's affair is set to be a momentous occasion for Rangers fans, but will they come out on top?


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Ahead of the game, our tipster Robert Mann takes a look at some of the best bets from Rangers vs Lyon to get your teeth stuck into.

Rangers vs Lyon betting tips & predictions

Rangers are 15/8 to win, with Lyon priced at 11/8 to come away with the victory. A draw is priced at 12/5.

Prediction: 0-2 (11/1)

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Match Result: Lyon (11/8)

Rangers are currently unbeaten in their last ten Europa League group-stage matches and have also lost only four of their last 27 European games.

However, even though Rangers will have close to 50,000 roaring supporters behind them at Ibrox, we feel that the attacking threat that Lyon possess will cause the hosts a number of problems.

Steven Gerrard's side are currently unbeaten in their last ten Europa League group-stage matches
Steven Gerrard's side are currently unbeaten in their last ten Europa League group-stage matches
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Under/Over Goals: Under 2.5 Goals (10/11)

Given the usually cautious nature of a European group stages, taking on goals makes plenty of sense in this opening fixture.

Interestingly, Rangers’ attacking intensity has dropped off this season, with the Gers averaging just 1.5 goals per match, as opposed to their 2.42 average of last season in the Scottish Premier League.

Both sides have been involved in low-scoring affairs in their respective leagues so far this season
Both sides have been involved in low-scoring affairs in their respective leagues so far this season
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Player To Be Carded: Glen Kamara (9/2)

Rangers' midfield maestro Glen Kamara is perhaps worth a speculative punt, especially at attractive odds of 9/2, to go into the referee's book.

The Finland international is yet to see yellow this season, however, he was cautioned in no fewer than three ties at Ibrox last term and the price looks slightly bit too big to us, especially given the European pedigree of the opposition..

Glen Kamara (left) was cautioned in no fewer than three ties at the Ibrox last term
Glen Kamara (left) was cautioned in no fewer than three ties at the Ibrox last term

Odds are correct at the time of publication and are, as always, subject to change.

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Rangers team news

Defensive stalwart Conor Goldson will be available for selection on Thursday after completing a spell in self-isolation.

Winger Ianis Hagi is also ruled out after testing positive for COVID-19, while midfielder Ryan Jack continues to recover from a calf injury.


Lyon team news

Summer recruits Xherdan Shaqiri and Jerome Boateng made their debuts for the club last weekend, with the latter coming off the bench and both players will be in contention to start tonight.

Former Celtic striker Dembele, who has scored seven goals in nine appearances against Rangers, is expected to miss the fixture as a result of a thigh injury. Β§


Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Topics:Β Rangers, Lyon, Europa League

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