The surprising Glasgow Rangers head to Red Bull Arena in Germany on Thursday to take on one of the chalks to win the Europa League, RB Leipzig. Glasgow believes they’re good enough to win this season’s Europa League. Will the Rangers show Leipzig and the remaining teams in the Europa that they have what it takes to grab the trophy? Or will Leipzig prove why they’re such a short favorite to win it all? See below for UEFA Europa League Odds, analysis, and a free pick for RB Leipzig versus Glasgow Rangers.
UEFA Europa League Semifinals Leg 1 Match: Glasgow Rangers vs RB Leipzig Odds | Soccer Betting
Europa League Semis Leg 1 – Glasgow Rangers at Leipzig Betting Info
- When: Thursday, April 28 at 3:00 pm ET
- Where: Red Bull Arena, Leipzig, Germany
Why Glasgow Rangers are a good bet versus RB Leipzig
Glasgow is on fire. The Rangers have won 4 straight. One of the victories was a stunning 3-1 win versus Braga, a top five Portuguese Liga squad, in the quarterfinals second leg. The way the Rangers dominated Braga shows they have no fear. Don’t expect Glasgow to enter this match intimidated.
Glasgow Rangers Last 5
- W – 1-3 vs. Motherwell
- W – 1-2 vs. Celtic
- W – 3-1 vs. Braga
- W – 0-4 vs. St Mirren
- L – 1-0 vs. Braga
Glasgow Rangers Predicted Starting Lineup
Why RB Leipzig is a good bet versus Glasgow Rangers
Leipzig heads into this off a loss, but before dropping a match to Union Berlin, RB had blasted their opponents. By blasting, we mean beating a quality Serie A squad in Atlanta 2-0 and holding Bayer Leverkusen to 0 goals in a 1-0 win. Both Leverkusen and Atalanta are strong teams. On their pitch, Leipzig should have no trouble grabbing the win.
RB Leipzig Last 5
- L – 1-2 vs. Union Berlin
- W – 2-1 vs. Union Berlin
- W – 0-1 vs. Bayer Leverkusen
- W – 0-2 vs. Atalanta
- W – 3-0 vs. TSG Hoffenheim
RB Leipzig Predicted Starting Lineup
Final Betting Analysis: Glasgow Rangers at RB Leipzig
There’s a reason Leipzig is the favorite. RBL is in great form, but so is Glasgow. In fact, a case can be made that Glasgow is in better form than many believe.
The Rangers knocked out a decent squad in Braga. More importantly, Leipzig heads into this after a loss. RBL has suffered through losing streaks more than once already this season.
We shouldn’t expect the Rangers to push too hard in this match. Glasgow knows the second leg happens on their pitch. So the main goal on Thursday will be to keep Leipzig from pulling away.
Because the Rangers will pay attention to the pace of this match, they’re a good bet on the handicap. RB Leipzig should win, but Leipzig shouldn’t beat confident Glasgow by more than a goal.
The best bet is the Glasgow Rangers handicap. Glasgow keeps it close.
Europa League Pick: Glasgow Rangers +1 ½