Football AnalysisBorussia Dortmund vs Rangers
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On Thursday night, the Europa League continues with Borussia Dortmund hosting Rangers in the first leg of their knockout round encounter, with both teams hoping to advance to the next round.

The hosts have won two of their past four games, while the Gers have won three straight games without surrendering a single goal.

Team News

Borussia Dortmund

  • Mats Hummels was reintroduced to the Borussia Dortmund starting lineup over the weekend, and after assisting on a clean sheet, he is certain to preserve his spot.
  • Meanwhile, Erling Braut Haaland, who is still recovering from a groin injury, could be available for the German side, but Mateu Morey and Marcel Schmelzer are still out.


  • Rangers are expected to reintroduce many players on Thursday after making a number of changes over the weekend, with Allan McGregor poised to return in goal.
  • Alfredo Morelos will also start up front for the Gers, leading the line, while Fil Helander, who returned to the team after an injury layoff, could be in contention to keep his spot.

Prediction Analysis

Both clubs will be looking to get an early advantage in this first leg, but with the advantage of being at home, Borussia Dortmund will most certainly capture all three points, especially given their squad depth.

Rangers, on the other hand, have been in excellent form recently, particularly on offense, and will almost certainly score an away goal.

Our prediction is Borussia Dortmund 2-3 Rangers

Possible Lineup

Borussia Dortmund: Kobel; Akanji, Zagadou, Hummels, Guerreiro; Bellingham, Witsel, Dahoud; Reus, Brandt, Haaland;

Rangers: McGregor; Tavernier, Goldson, Balogun, Bassey; Kamara, Lundstram; Kent, Aribo, Arfield; Morelos