Rangers vs Lyon Betting Tips

Rangers are playing against Lyon in the Europa League match on the 17th of September in the Ibrox, Glasgow at 00:30 IST. Two regional powerhouses are facing off against each other, at the end of it, this match could be an eye opener as to who will competing for the title this season among these two sides.

Rangers Form and Team News

Rangers have been unstoppable to say nonetheless in the Premiership in the last few seasons, but they haven’t been able to win any European silver ware however. New season brings new challenges and Gerrard’s men might need to correct their mistakes this season. They are part of Group D which also consists of the likes of Lyon, Brond by IF and Sparta Praha. By the look of it, we can say this group is comparatively easier than some of the other groups. The recent record of the Rangers has been better winning as many as six games in the last ten matches. They are facing Lyon in the first game of their Europa campaign on Friday.

Rangers FC have been a force ever since Steven Gerrard has taken over this Rangers team. They have a win percent of over 65 percent and this is only getting better under the English superstar. Ianis Hagi, Alfredo Morelos, Fashion Sakala, Ryan Kent and Defoe combine to form a destructive forward line. Lundstram, Aribo, Kamara and Steven Davis will be in the middle of the park while Barisic, Tavernier, Balogun and co. constitute the defense line. Veteran McGregor will guard the goal.  

Lyon Form and Team News

Lyon are coming into the Europa League after a scratchy start to their league games. They are presently placed in the seventh position after five games. They have won two games while drawing two and lost one game as well. Lyon in the last ten games have won just four games while drawing three matches and losing three games. Lyon would need to put their best foot forward in this season and try to win as many games as possible. For that however they will need to replicate what they have been doing right over the past few seasons and hope for the best. 

Peter Bosz, the Netherlands national has been at the helm for just four games now and it would not be fair to assess one’s performance in such a short span of time. But, Bosz is trying to do what he did with Ajax before some years which has been missing for some time now after his Ajax stint. Slimani, Moussa Dembele and Ekambi and co. are more than capable of turning any game on its head on their given day and this could be the case in the next game against the Rangers as well.

Odds by Casumo

Rangers are favourites to win according to the Casumo Sportsbook. They are placed at 2.55 odds while Lyon is placed at 2.60. The odds for a draw is 3.45.

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Our Tipster’s Angle

The head to head record favors the Scots more with two wins from three games played between the two sides. Even when we compare the recent record, the Rangers have their noses in front. Lyon on the other hand with their new coach could become a force but for the time being they are still getting used to Bosz’s ways. So here, we can say Steven Gerrard’s men have the edge and could go on to win as well. 

Tip 1: Draw No Bet Rangers

As mentioned above, the Rangers have a better head to head record against the French side. They have a win per cent of 66 while playing against Lyon. Ranger’s recent record is also something to keep an eye on, they are on an unbeaten streak of six games out of which they have won five games of these. Lyon on the other side have a pretty bad away record, having lost three games in the last four matches played recently. Rangers on the flip side have won all of their last three games and that’s a good sign for the Scottish side. So we can expect Rangers to salvage at least a draw if not a win in this game against Lyon on Friday. According to the Casumo Sportsbook, the odds for the Draw no Bet Rangers is 1.88.

Tip 2: Total Goals by Lyon under 1.5

Lyon in the last five games across competitions have had three games where they have scored under 1.5 goals individually. While playing as the away side, both of their last two games have satisfied the condition above. While playing head to head with Rangers, they have had two of the last three games where the Lyon scoreline read under 1.5 goals. Rangers on the other hand have had all three last games where the opponents have scored under 1.5 goals. This record while playing at home also is the same in case of the Rangers where they have not conceded over 1.5 goals to any opponent. So it’s quite likely that Lyon could score under 1.5 goals in this match given all the above stats. The odds for Total Goals by Lyon under 1.5 according to the Casumo Sportsbook is 1.64.

Conclusion

Rangers are in great form coming into this match while the same cannot be associated with the French outfit. However, if Lyon are able to produce a special performance then Gerrard’s men could be troubled. Summarizing on a couple of tips from above:

  1. Draw no Bet Rangers @ 1.88.
  2. Total Goals by Lyon under 1.5@ 1.64.

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