The match Leverkusen vs Rangers is scheduled for Thursday, August 6, at 19:55, at the BayArena stadium in Leverkusen. The game is part of the return of the sixteenth, in the first leg Leverkusen winning in Glasgow with the score 3-1. The team that qualifies will go to the final tournament that UEFA will organize in Germany.
Leverkusen: current form, latest results, statistics
The Bundesliga was the first major competition to resume after the coronavirus pandemic stormed the world. But the Germans finished the championship very early, on June 27, that is, almost a month and 10 days ago! Peter Bosz’s players also went on holiday after the German Cup final, lost 4-2 to Bayern, so the form of Leverkusen’s players is uncertain. Bayer Leverkusen did not play any friendly matches after the players returned from vacation, but in the 11 matches in May and June, they revealed a Kai Havertz in a sensational form. Thanks to the 7 goals scored, Havertz (21 years old) entered the list of acquisitions of the most important clubs in Europe. The coach who led Ajax to the Europa League final in 2017, Peter Bosz, cannot use Amiry, Demirbay, Weiser, and Paulinho, while Bellarabi is uncertain. A first eleven could look like this: Hradecky – L. Bender, S. Bender, Tah, Wendell – Aranguiz, Baumgartlinger – Bailey, Havertz, Diaby – Volland.
Glasgow Rangers: current form, latest results, statistics
Without a goal since the resumption of football, Rangers ticked five successes from as many matches, which made the Dutch coach of the Germans, Peter Bosz, think. After the victories with Nice and Lyon, Steven Gerrard’s team started with the right and the Scottish championship, defeating Aberdeen 1-0 away, in the first stage of the new season. In its history, the Rangers have never qualified after losing their first home game, five times. Instead, the Scots are undefeated in the last five trips to Europe. Interestingly, Rangers is the only team left in the Europa League that started the competition in its first phase! Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos was the top scorer of the groups, with 8 successes. Compared to last season, the Rangers changed quite a few players, giving up Balde, Foderingham, Halliday, Kamberi, McKechnie, Ojo, and Polster. Also, Katic, Defoe, Balogun, and Kamara will not play for various reasons, and Davis is uncertain.
- Gerrard could start the match with McGregor – Tavernier, Goldson, Helander, Barisic – Arfield, Jack, Aribo, HAGI – Kent, Morelos.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Rangers (3-1 in the round) Picks
Legendary former Liverpool player Steven Gerrard did not shy away from acknowledging that he will try to score very quickly. Although his team is in top form, we don’t think Rangers will be able to return the defeat from March, on Ibrox, because they should score 3 times! However, it is quite likely that both teams will score
Our Prediction: Both Teams Score