Eintracht Frankfurt vs Rangers
UEFA Europa League
Wednesday 18 May
Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán Stadium
Rangers have had an incredible run to the finals of this tournament, thanks to van Bronckhorst’s masterclass and the Ibrox. The club, however, has chosen to park the bus in away fixtures as part of their plan. This has led to a poor away record. While we might not see the same result in this crucial fixture, I do see the Glasgow side hold their own.
In a contest of this crucial importance, it is extremely unlikely we see a low scoring game. Especially considering their attacking and defensive record in their domestic leagues.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Rangers: Betting odds
Asian handicap: +0.5 Rangers @ 1.68 odds.
Over 2.25 goals @ 1.79 odds.
Frankfurt: Trapp; Touré, Tuta, N’Dicka; Knauff, Sow, Rode, Kostić; Hauge, Kamada, Borré
Rangers: McGregor; Goldson, Lundstram, Bassey; Tavernier, Jack, Kamara, Barišić; Wright, Aribo, Kent.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Rangers: Pre match press conference
Oliver Glasner, Frankfurt coach: “I’m so proud of the players and what they’ve produced in the last two months. Both teams fully deserve to be in the final. With Rangers, I see a mix of West Ham and Barcelona. The Dutch influence of the head coach in their build-up play, but the British mentality. We need a top performance.”
Rafael Borré, Frankfurt forward: “To play this final with Eintracht Frankfurt is fantastic. This is a great opportunity. We have a great team spirit and that’s exactly what brought us here. We want to show that tomorrow as well.”
Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Rangers manager: “This is a club I played for for three years in the 90s and I’m proud to take the boys into the final. It’s a huge opportunity to get a second major prize in Europe. We’ve had an amazing run and it will be an amazing final. But the final is only nice when you win.”
Ryan Jack, Rangers midfielder: “It has been a crazy journey. I never thought I’d be here playing in a Europa League final. I’m proud and grateful to be here and hopefully we can take the trophy home.”