Rangers vs Lyon: Ibrox rivals hard to split

Rangers vs Lyon: Ibrox rivals hard to split

Kick-off: 2000, 16/09/2021

Stadium: Ibrox

TV: BT Sport

Rangers are finding form at just the right time as they welcome the seven-time French champions to Glasgow for what looks set to be an entertaining night at Ibrox.

This is the first competitive meeting between the two clubs since the group stage of the 2007/8 Champions League, when Lyon took home all three points via a 3-0 scoreline.

The hosts have only lost four of their last 27 European home games and things are unlikely to be that clear cut this time so the draw appeals, with it hard to separate the two sides.

We also expect goals so let’s combine the two for our first Rangers vs Lyon prediction and go for a score draw at 31/10.

A Look At Rangers’ Betting Odds

Following a slow start to the season, Steven Gerrard’s side have found their feet and victory in the first Old Firm clash of the season was followed up with a 2-1 success at St Johnstone last weekend.

Gers are now unbeaten in six and the Ibrox faithful will be hoping for a repeat of their success in this competition last season when making the last 16.

They have an attack capable of putting on an exhibition when in full flow and they might need to fire on all cylinders as they face a stern test on Thursday evening.

The last two matches played at Ibrox have finished 1-0, but with more than the solitary goal likely to be required against top-quality opponents, we’ll go Rangers over 1.5 goals at 23/20 in our Rangers vs Lyon betting tips.

A Look At Lyon’s Betting Odds

Lyon just shade favouritism for this tie and arrive here following back-to-back Ligue 1 victories.

That has seen them rise to seventh in the table and it would be no surprise to see them involved in the title race once again at the business end of the season.

Peter Bosz’s side have been full of goals of late, scoring seven in their last three, comprehensively sweeping aside Strasbourg 3-1 most recently.

Former Celtic man Moussa Dembele has been in red-hot form, scoring four during that run of games.

The Frenchman scored seven Old Firm goals during his two-season stint with the Hoops and we like the look of 17/10 about him scoring at anytime in the Rangers vs Lyon odds.

Additional stats

Last result:

St Johnstone 1-2 RANGERS – Kemar Roofe, James Tavernier

Lyon 3-1 Strasbourg – Moussa Dembele, Jason Denayer, Lucas Paqueta

Head-to-head: Lyon 0-2 Rangers, Rangers 0-3 Lyon, Lyon 0-3 Rangers

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