The following article is about the predictions of upcoming Rangers Vs. Lyon in the Europa League. Football is one of the most-watched sports in the whole world. Europa League is the second-best football tournament in Europe, and when two powerhouses such as Rangers and Lyon clash, it is bound to be entertaining. With the champions of Scotland and the powerhouses from France, the clash will be on equal terms. Though, the French side will be more confident about their victory.
In the 2007-2008 Champions League, the two sides last clashed. In both matches, on their respective home grounds, Lyon won 3-0 in both the occasion. Winning the Scottish Championship after so many years will boost the morale of the Rangers. Moreover, the Rangers have Steven Gerrard, the Liverpool legend, as their manager. All the experience and expertise will be provided by him. On the other hand, Peter Bosz has a full team of stars. With former Liverpool players Xherdan Shaqiri and Jerome Boateng in their squad, it will help them reach new heights. Let us first analyze the match and then talk about the predictions.
Rangers vs. Lyon Live: Channels & Kick–off Time
The match between the Rangers and Lyon will be played on 16th September. The match will be broadcasted on the Sony Ten Sports channel in India. It can be also live-streamed on the Jio TV app and Sony Liv app. The match will start at 12:30 P.M. As the whole world will be watching the match, it can also be watched on BT Sport 3 and also can be streamed on its website and the app. The match will take place in Glasgow, Scotland. The stadium is Ibrox stadium, the home ground of Rangers.
Players To Look Out For
Rangers failed to qualify for Champions League after losing the qualifiers. But their record in Europa League is pretty decent. They won four out of their five Europa League matches. With a combination f both experience and speed, Rangers are looking sharper than ever. With the likes of Glen Kamara, James Tavernier, Steven Davis, and Borno Barisic, they are ready to through a challenge to the French Side.
On the other hand, with their new signings, Lyon will be trying to snatch an away win from the Rangers. The best player on their squad will be Xherdan Shaqiri. The little Swiss magician has impressed during his tenure in Liverpool as well as the Euro Cup. The former Celtic striker, Moussa Dembele, is also another player to look out for. Jerome Boateng is a star defender who has a lot of experience. Overall, it will be a match of team performance against individual brilliance.
Lyon Probable XI (4-2-3-1): Anthony Lopes; Malo Gusto, Jason Denayer, Jerome Boateng, Emerson Palmeiri; Maxence Caqueret, Bruno Guimaraes; Lucas Paqueta, Houssem Aouar, Karl Toko Ekambi; Islam Slimani
Rangers Probable XI (4-3-3): Allan McGregor; Borno Barisic, Leon Balogun, Jack Simpson, James Tavernier; Joe Aribo, Steven Davis, Glen Kamara; Ryan Kent, Alfredo Morelos, Kemar Roofe
Match Preview And Prediction
Even having won the Scottish League, the Rangers did not qualify for the Champions League. This might have hurt their sentiment a bit. Otherwise, they have an exceptional squad who are ready to throw a challenge to any team in the Europa League. They will also try to extend their undefeated spree in the Europa League. While speaking about the French giants, they have only won twice in their last five Europa League matches. Just as mentioned before, the squad is full of individual brilliance. Peter Bosz’s boys will give their all to win and boost their morale. Both the teams have the capabilities to cancel each other out.
The prediction will be the most difficult thing to do. The biggest factor in winning a match is the fans. The players and coaches come in second. But I will go a 3-1 victory to Lyon. The sole reason is that they have a slightly better squad, and Steven Gerrard’s team is still lacking a moment of brilliance that will ensure their victory. But at the end of the day, it is football nothing is for certain in this sport.