class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The visitors boast an extremely strong squad and they are likely to make it a long evening for the Scottish champions in Glasgow on Thursday night
Rangers welcome Lyon to Ibrox as Steven Gerrard’s side begin their Europa League Group A campaign on Thursday evening.
The hosts have begun the domestic season strongly and sit top of the table after five matches played, yet the visit of the Ligue 1 side to Glasgow will surely be a real test for the Scottish champions.
Rangers vs Lyon latest odds
Rangers have only lost two home matches in the last 18 months with both of those defeats coming in Europe.
The Glasgow outfit went down 2-1 at home to Malmo in Champions League qualifying in August, while Slavia Prague won 2-0 at Ibrox in March on their way to knocking out Rangers of last season’s Europa League.
A home win for Rangers is priced at 8/5 (2.60) with bet365 while Lyon are available at the same odds and the draw can be backed at 5/2 (3.50).
TV channel, live stream & how to watch
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The game is being shown live on BT Sport 3 in the United Kingdom (UK). The BT Sport app will be streaming the game live online.
Rangers vs Lyon team news
Rangers are without Ianis Hagi and Ryan Jack, while defender Connor Goldson is self-isolating and remains a serious doubt for the game.
The visitors for their part are without injured quartet Lenny Pintor, Jeff Reine-Adelaide, Tino Kadewere and Leo Dubois, while former Celtic striker Moussa Dembele misses out on a return to Glasgow.
Rangers vs Lyon preview
Julien Stephan’s side took a while to get going in Ligue 1 but their last two games have seen them record their first two victories of the campaign.
The Lyon squad is full of established international players and they should be able to cope with the fierce Ibrox atmosphere which will surely await them on Thursday evening.
Lucas Paqueta has both started the season well, and also started both of Brazil’s most recent World Cup qualifiers, and Les Gones surely have enough firepower to trouble a Rangers defence which has conceded in three of their five Scottish Premier League matches this term.
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Rangers vs Lyon tips & predictions
The price of 8/5 (2.60) for an away win will surely be of interest, while backing the visitors to score over 1.5 goals 6/5 (2.20) could also appeal.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.