RB Leipzig will host Rangers for the primary leg of the Europa League semifinals on Friday (29/4) early morning WIB on the Pink Bull Area.
Loopy Ball – There isn’t any doubt that RB Leipzig is the favourite to win the Europa League this season. They’re the group with probably the most optimistic efficiency for the time being, each in home and European competitions.
In actual fact they’ll go into this match having gone 15 matches with out defeat in all competitions, together with a 0-2 win over Atalanta within the second leg of the Europa League quarter-final and 2-1 over Union Berlin within the German Cup semi-final, earlier than surprisingly shedding towards the identical within the German League on the weekend, though it nonetheless makes them sit comfortably within the high 4 standings.
Rangers, in the meantime, will come into this conflict with a 1-3 win over Motherwell within the Scottish Premier League championship playoffs, and they’re additionally at the moment on a four-game profitable streak together with beating Braga 3-1 within the second leg of the Europa League quarter-finals.
Rangers’ journey thus far has really been fairly stunning as they beforehand managed to beat different sturdy sides like Borussia Dortmund and Pink Star Belgrade, so their potential must be watched out for by Leipzig right here.
That is the primary time RB Leipzig has confronted Rangers within the Europa League or in any official UEFA competitors.
RB Leipzig had quite a few suspension points at dwelling to Rangers with Willi Orban, Mohamed Sisian and Kevin Kampl all sidelined right here. Amadou Haidara and Lukas Klostermann are doubts.
Filip Helander, Ianis Hagi, Alfredo Morelos, Kemar Roofe and Nnamdi Ofoborh are sidelined for the guests, whereas Aaron Ramsey will probably be assessed.
RB Leipzig XI (3-4-1-2): Peter Gulacsi; Nordi Mukiele, Lukas Klostermann, Josko Gvardiol; Benjamin Henrichs, Konrad Laimer, Tyler Adams, Angelino; Dani Olmo; Christopher Nkunku, Andre Silva
Rangers XI (4-2-3-1): Allan McGregor, James Tavernier, Connor Goldson, Leon Balogun, Calvin Bassey, John Lundstram, Glen Kamara, Amad Diallo, Joe Aribo, Ryan Kent, Style Sakala
RB Leipzig have impressed beneath Domenico Tedesco, and have a squad sturdy sufficient to win the Europa League. In actual fact they’ve Christopher Nkunku who scored 30 targets and 20 assists in 46 appearances this season.
Rangers have had a stunning run to this stage, however they’ve misplaced their final two away video games within the Europa League towards Pink Star Belgrade and Braga. Leipzig, in the meantime, have received simply two of their final seven matches on the Pink Bull Area.
With RB Leipzig lacking a key defender, the guests could have a superb probability of stealing a end result right here as they did on their final journey to Germany once they beat Dortmund, though the hosts are nonetheless seeded on paper.
Rating Prediction: RB Leipzig 2-2 Rangers