If you compare the latest Europa League betting odds, Rangers are as big as 10/3 to find their way into the 2022 Europa League final in Sevilla. This only gives them an outside chance in the eyes of the bookmakers, although the Scottish champions won’t be feeling too much pressure when they head to the Red Bull Arena on Thursday 28 April.

Van Bronckhorst will feel as though his team can certainly qualify for a final against West Ham or Eintracht Frankfurt if they are within touching distance of Leipzig before the second leg at Ibrox. A full house of raucous supporters cheered the team to an extra-time win over Braga but this feels like a tougher assignment.

Leipzig Betting Favourites to Win 2022 Europa League

RB Leipzig began the 2021/22 season in the Champions League under Jesse Marsch. It was a particularly bumpy ride for the German Bundesliga outfit in the first few months, with a 6-3 defeat at Manchester City laying bare their porous defence even if the team were always carrying an attacking threat.

Domenico Tedesco has completely transformed the team’s fortunes and the Italian has steered Leipzig back into the top four of the German Bundesliga. The performance level has been so good to the extent that the bookies now make the Red Bull-sponsored team overwhelming favourites to beat Rangers.

Tedesco will certainly feel that his team have been handed a favourable Europa League draw given the other two sides lining up in the semi-final, with Scottish opposition not regarded as being particularly tricky considering the lack of competition that Rangers have in the SPL aside from Celtic.

Indeed, Atalanta looked like very stubborn opponents in the previous round and the two teams played out a 1-1 draw in Germany before the Bundesliga side were able to claim a 2-0 victory in Bergamo. Christopher Nkunku was at the double and the French international could be key to their chances here.

What Are the Best Bets for Leipzig v Rangers?

The first leg encounter takes place at the Red Bull Arena and it’s easy to see Leipzig winning the game although the odds are particularly short. However, you could do worse than back the German side to win to nil. They have a strong defence and recently shut out Atalanta on their own patch after a comfortable 3-0 win over Hoffenheim.

You can argue that Leipzig are better than Bayern Munich domestically based on current form and they will look to head to Ibrox with a reasonable advantage. You can also look at the Asian Handicap market should you want to get more juice with the hosts. The home side are available at bigger odds off a -1.5 goal handicap.


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