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Olympique Lyonnais vs Rangers betting tips: Europa League preview, predictions and odds

Olympique Lyonnais vs Rangers betting tips: Europa League preview, predictions and odds
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Olympique Lyonnais vs Rangers betting tips

This article covers Olympique Lyonnais vs Rangers betting tips and predictions, and these are the betting odds.

Olympique Lyonnais 10/11

Draw 13/5

Rangers 14/5

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Olympique Lyonnais vs Rangers: Match details

Match: Olympique Lyonnais vs Rangers

Competition: UEFA Europa League Group A matchday 6

Date: Thursday 9 December 2021

Kick-off time: 5:45 pm, (UK)

Stadium: Parc Olympique Lyonnais

Betting prediction: Olympique Lyonnais 2-1 Rangers

Olympique Lyonnais vs Rangers betting tips: Europa League preview, predictions and odds

UEFA Europa League Group A table after matchday 5. (@EuropaLeague on Twitter, 29 November 2021).

Olympique Lyonnais vs Rangers: Recommended bets

Both teams to score is 8/15.

Olympique Lyonnais to win and both teams to score is 12/5.

Moussa Dembélé is 4/1 to open the scoring and 1/1 to score against Rangers again.

Fashion Sakala is 11/2 to break the deadlock and 6/4 to score in 90 minutes.

Olympique Lyonnais vs Rangers: What are the betting odds?

Olympique Lyonnais vs Rangers – recent form and head to head statistics

Olympique Lyon vs Glasgow Rangers form
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Olympique Lyon vs FC Nantes - 3:2
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FC Metz vs Olympique Lyon - 3:2
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Olympique Marseille vs Olympique Lyon - 0:3
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Olympique Lyon vs Montpellier HSC - 5:2
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Stade Brest 29 vs Olympique Lyon - 2:1
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Heart of Midlothian FC vs Glasgow Rangers - 1:3
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Glasgow Rangers vs Ross County FC - 4:1
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Glasgow Rangers vs Dundee United - 2:0
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Glasgow Rangers vs RB Leipzig - 3:1
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Celtic Glasgow vs Glasgow Rangers - 1:1
Last 5 games for Olympique Lyon
May 14, 2022 Ligue 1 21/22 Olympique Lyon 3  - 2 FC Nantes
May 8, 2022 Ligue 1 21/22 FC Metz 3  - 2 Olympique Lyon
May 1, 2022 Ligue 1 21/22 Olympique Marseille 0  - 3 Olympique Lyon
April 23, 2022 Ligue 1 21/22 Olympique Lyon 5  - 2 Montpellier HSC
April 20, 2022 Ligue 1 21/22 Stade Brest 29 2  - 1 Olympique Lyon
Last 5 games for Glasgow Rangers
May 14, 2022 Premiership 21/22 Heart of Midlothian FC 1  - 3 Glasgow Rangers
May 11, 2022 Premiership 21/22 Glasgow Rangers 4  - 1 Ross County FC
May 8, 2022 Premiership 21/22 Glasgow Rangers 2  - 0 Dundee United
May 5, 2022 UEFA Europa League 21/22 Glasgow Rangers 3  - 1 RB Leipzig
May 1, 2022 Premiership 21/22 Celtic Glasgow 1  - 1 Glasgow Rangers
Olympique Lyon vs Glasgow Rangers UEFA Europa League 21/22 form
Olympique Lyon Glasgow Rangers
10 Matches played 16
6 Matches won 7
139 Goal attempts 140
54 Shots on goal 56
52 Shots off goal 59
35 Corner kicks 56
58% Average ball possession 41%
33 Shots blocked 25
17 Cards given 24
118 Free kicks 189
21 Offsides 20
4 Shots on bar 4
17 Goals by foot 18
19 Goals scored 23
10 Goals conceded 15
0 Shots on post 5
0 Goals by head 3
Olympique Lyon vs Glasgow Rangers statistics for most recent head to head matches
Olympique Lyon Glasgow Rangers
5 Matches 5
3 Home Matches 2
2 Away Matches 3
6 Total Goals 6
1.2 Average Goals Scored 1.2
2 Wins 2
2 Losses 2
1 Draws 1
Last 5 games & match results between Olympique Lyon and Glasgow Rangers
December 9, 2021 UEFA Europa League 21/22 Olympique Lyon 1  - 1 Glasgow Rangers
September 16, 2021 UEFA Europa League 21/22 Glasgow Rangers 0  - 2 Olympique Lyon
July 16, 2020 Club Friendly Games 2020 Olympique Lyon 0  - 2 Glasgow Rangers
December 12, 2007 Champions League 07/08 Glasgow Rangers 0  - 3 Olympique Lyon
October 2, 2007 Champions League 07/08 Olympique Lyon 0  - 3 Glasgow Rangers

Olympique Lyonnais vs Rangers: Match preview

Olympique Lyonnais vs Rangers betting tips: Europa League preview, predictions and odds

OL STADIUM, LYON, FRANCE – 2020/02/26: Houssem Aouar of Olympique Lyonnais during the Uefa Champions League match between Olympique Lyonnais and Juventus Fc. Olympique Lyonnais wins 1-0 over Juventus Fc. (Photo by Marco Canoniero/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Are Olympique Lyonnais one of the favourites to win this season’s UEFA Europa League?

Well, based on their performance in the group stages, the answer is emphatically yes.

So far, les Gones have won all five matches in Group A, starting with a solid 2-0 victory at Ibrox back on matchday one.

They’ve since beaten Brøndby 3-0 and 3-1 and recorded back-to-back victories over Sparta Praha in between, 4-3 and 3-0.

Karl Toko Ekambi has scored six times in five matches, including the opener in Glasgow, making him the Europa League’s top scorer at present.

So, Peter Bosz’s side had booked their place in the round of 16, as group winners, with two matches to spare

Domestically, as a result of Paris Saint-Germain’s domination, Lyon haven’t won Ligue 1 since 2008.

Their last trophies both came in 2012, lifting the Coupe de France and then the Trophée des Champions a couple of months later.

With French honours proving illusive, could the Europa League be Lyon’s best route to silverware?

In their history, they’ve reached the semi-finals of a European competition four times but lost on each ocassion.

These disappointments have come in the 1964 Cup Winners’ Cup, the Europa League in 2017 and the Champions League in both 2010 and 2020.

The French giants will be dreaming of appearing at this season’s final at Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán on 18 May.

In complete contrast to their European form, Olympique Lyonnais have actually only won three of their last nine Ligue 1 matches.

Sunday night’s 2-2 draw at Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux leaves them 12th in the table, four points below the guaranteed European places.

Will OL finish this group phase campaign with their perfect record still in tact?

Will Rangers win in France?

Olympique Lyonnais vs Rangers betting tips: Europa League preview, predictions and odds

MOTHERWELL, SCOTLAND – OCTOBER 30: Fashion Sakala of Rangers celebrates with team mate Afredo Morelos after scoring his team’s second goal during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Motherwell FC and Rangers FC at on October 30, 2021 in Motherwell, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

As for Rangers, it’s also job done in this group.

The Gers made the worst possible start to this campaign, losing 2-0 to Lyon and then 1-0 to Sparta Praha at Generali Česká pojišťovna Arena.

But, since, the Light Blues have recovered by taking seven points from their next three European outings.

Both wins have come at home and both have been 2-0, beating Brøndby in October and then Sparta a fortnight ago.

The latter was Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s first game as manager and he was delighted to see Alfredo Morelos’ brace lead his team to victory.

So, given that their head-to-head record is superior against Sparta, the three-point gap will be enough regardless of what happens on matchday six.

In the past, Rangers have reached the Europa League round of 16 in each of the last two seasons.

They beat Braga before going out to Bayer Leverkusen and then, last season, hammered Royal Antwerp 9-5 before crashing out against Slavia Prague.

This time, they’ll be in the preliminary knockout round where a Champions League drop-out awaits.

Teams such as A.C. Milan, Borussia Dortmund or Barcelona could await, as do the slightly less eye-catching Zenit Saint Petersburg or FC Sheriff Tiraspol.

Monday’s draw will be worth keeping an eye on.

Before then, van Bronckhorst will look to maintain his 100% start to life as Head Coach.

Since the crucial victory over Sparta Prague, the Light Blues have won all three Premiership games the Dutchman has overseen.

On Saturday, they easily beat Dundee 3-0 at Ibrox with Joe Aribo’s deflected effort opening the scoring before Morelos was also on target.

This came after a 3-1 victory at the Tony Macaroni Arena over Livingston and a 1-0 win over Hibs; Kemar Roofe converting a late penalty at Easter Road.

So, the champions remain four points clear of Celtic as they’re now unbeaten in 14 Premiership games, winning 11.

Rangers last played in France 14 years ago, also against Lyon, recording a famous 3-0 Champions League victory at Stade de Gerland that night.

There’s little to play for but will Rangers claim a statement win in this clash at Parc Olympique Lyonnais?


Olympique Lyonnais team news vs Rangers

Olympique Lyonnais vs Rangers betting tips: Europa League preview, predictions and odds

LYON, FRANCE – FEBRUARY 19: Moussa Dembélé of Olympique Lyon looks on during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Olympique Lyonnais and FC Barcelona at Groupama Stadium on February 19, 2019 in Lyon, France. (Photo by TF-Images/TF-Images via Getty Images)

Given that they have nothing to play for, and that their Ligue 1 form is concerning, Peter Bosz will surely rest and rotate for this clash.

Anthony Lopes is likely to continue in goal having started all but one games this season, only missing the win over Monaco due to suspension.

In defence, key figures like Jérôme Boateng, former Celtic man Jason Denayer and Emerson Palmieri, on loan from Chelsea, aren’t likely to feature.

So, as was the case in Denmark 14 days ago, Henrique will be at left-back with Castello Lukeba and Damien Da Silva in the middle.

Likewise, in midfield, Bruno Guimarães, Houssem Aouar, Lucas Paquetá, Xherdan Shaqiri and Karl Toko Ekambi are all likely to sit this one out.

Habib Keïta and Thiago Mendes could the midfield duo with teenage sensation Rayan Cherki out-wide; he scored a brace in Brøndby.

Jeff Reine-Adélaïde hasn’t featured since February due to a cruciate ligament rupture.

In attack, Islam Slimani, who helped force the own goal at Ibrox, could partner Moussa Dembélé.

The Frenchman won six trophies in two seasons with Celtic, scoring seven times in nine appearances against Rangers.

This includes a hat-trick on his Old Firm debut and an 88th minute winner in a League Cup semi-final, also in 2016.

Will Dembélé net against Rangers again?

Rangers team news vs Olympique Lyonnais

Olympique Lyonnais vs Rangers betting tips: Europa League preview, predictions and odds

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – APRIL 11: Ryan Kent of Rangers celebrates scoring his team’s second goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on April 11, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Similarly for the visitors, new Head Coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst will surely use this game to give players an opportunity as he assesses his squad.

39 year old Allan McGregor has started eight of the nine European games this season, only missing the trip to Alashkert due to Covid-19.

However, he could be saved for Tynecastle on Sunday with Jon McLaughlin deputising.

At the back though, they have very few options with Filip Helander and Leon Balogun injured and Jack Simpson not in the Europa League squad.

So, Borna Barišić, Connor Goldson and Calvin Bassey will soldier on, the latter filling in in the middle despite being a left-back.

On the right though, club captain James Tavernier could be rested with highly-rated teenager Nathan Paterson given an opportunity.

In midfield, Ryan Jack could start for the first time since February; he’s made three substitute appearances since returning from a knee injury.

Alongside could be summer signings John Lundstram and Curaçao international Juninho Bacuna.

In attack, Kemar Roofe and Scott Wright could return to the XI with Fashion Sakala, who’s scored five times this season, leading the line.

Glen Kamara, Steven Davis, Scott Arfield, Joe Aribo, Ianis Hagi and Alfredo Morelos would therefore all be rested.

Ryan Kent is a doubt after picking up an injury winning the penalty at Easter Road.

39 year old Jermain Defoe will be hoping for his third appearance of the season off the bench.

Will Rangers continue their unbeaten streak in the Europa League?


Predicted Olympique Lyonnais line-up vs Rangers

Predicted Olympique Lyonnais line-up vs Rangers

Predicted Rangers line-up vs Olympique Lyonnais

Predicted Rangers line-up vs Olympique Lyonnais

Highlights of Rangers 0-2 Olympique Lyonnais

Highlights of Sparta Prague 3-4 Olympique Lyonnais

Highlights of Rangers 2-0 Sparta Prague

Highlights of Brøndby 1-1 Rangers

Highlights of Rangers 2-0 Brøndby

Highlights of Olympique Lyonnais 3-1 Strasbourg

Highlights of Rangers 3-0 Dundee

Highlights of Hibernian 0-1 Rangers

UEFA Europa League Group A table:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 Olympique Lyon 6 5 1 0 16 5 11 16
2 Glasgow Rangers 6 2 2 2 6 5 1 8
3 Sparta Prague 6 2 1 3 6 9 -3 7
4 Broendby IF 6 0 2 4 2 11 -9 2
Last updated: 1 min ago

Ligue 1 table:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 Paris Saint-Germain 37 25 8 4 85 36 49 83
2 AS Monaco 37 20 8 9 63 38 25 68
3 Olympique Marseille 37 20 8 9 59 38 21 68
4 Stade Rennes 37 20 5 12 80 38 42 65
5 Strasbourg Alsace 37 17 12 8 60 39 21 63
6 OGC Nice 37 19 7 11 49 34 15 63
7 RC Lens 37 17 10 10 60 46 14 61
8 Olympique Lyon 37 16 11 10 64 50 14 58
9 FC Nantes 37 15 9 13 54 47 7 54
10 Lille OSC 37 14 12 11 46 46 0 54
11 Stade Brest 29 37 13 9 15 47 53 -6 48
12 Stade Reims 37 11 13 13 41 41 0 46
13 Montpellier HSC 37 12 7 18 49 59 -10 43
14 Angers SCO 37 9 11 17 42 55 -13 38
15 ESTAC Troyes 37 9 10 18 36 52 -16 37
16 Clermont Foot 63 37 9 9 19 37 67 -30 36
17 FC Lorient 37 8 11 18 34 62 -28 35
18 FC Metz 37 6 13 18 35 64 -29 31
19 AS Saint-Etienne 37 7 10 20 41 76 -35 31
20 Girondins Bordeaux 37 5 13 19 48 89 -41 28
Last updated: 1 min ago

Scottish Premiership table:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 Celtic Glasgow 33 26 4 3 78 19 59 82
2 Glasgow Rangers 33 23 7 3 67 27 40 76
3 Heart of Midlothian FC 33 16 9 8 48 33 15 57
4 Dundee United 33 10 11 12 31 37 -6 41
5 Ross County FC 33 10 10 13 45 52 -7 40
6 Motherwell FC 33 10 10 13 38 50 -12 40
7 Hibernian FC 33 9 11 13 31 37 -6 38
8 Livingston FC 33 10 8 15 35 43 -8 38
9 Aberdeen FC 33 9 9 15 38 42 -4 36
10 St Mirren FC 33 8 12 13 30 50 -20 36
11 St Johnstone FC 33 7 9 17 21 44 -23 30
12 FC Dundee 33 5 10 18 29 57 -28 25
Last updated: 1 min ago

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