It’s definitely not the final that everyone expected at the beginning of the tournament, but both Eintracht Frankfurt and Rangers proved their worth and will fight for the Europa League trophy at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Wednesday. The Scottish vice-champions already beat a German team after eliminating RB Leipzig in the semi-finals, while Eintracht beat West Ham in both legs to book their place in the final.
Where and when: Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan – 18 April, kick-off 20:00
Where you can see Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Rangers: BT Sport
Last time: Remarkably, these two clubs had never met before, so the this year’s Europa League final is going to be the first ever game between Eintracht and Rangers.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Rangers Predictions and Preview
Despite their heroics against Barcelona in the quarter-finals, the Eintracht Frankfurt entered their semi-final clash against West Ham as slight underdogs. However, the Germans proved to be the better side over the two legs, as they first beat the Hammers 2-1 in London, before winning 1-0 at home to book a place in their first European final since 1980.
Oliver Glasner’s men will face another sleeping European giant, as Rangers had only managed one final in the last 50 years on the European stage prior to their triumph over RB Leipzig. Giovanni Van Bronckhorst’s side lost the first leg on German soil by 1-0, but a memorable 3-1 win at Ibrox Stadium saw them go through.
Eintracht Frankfurt have been simply remarkable in the Europa League this term, as the Eagles are unbeaten in their 12 games in the competitions. However, beating another Bundesliga side in the semis will undoubtedly give a huge psychological boast to Rangers, who will be angry after losing the Scottish title to arch-rivals Celtic.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Rangers full time result odds
This appears to be a clash between two equally-matched sides, but the Germans’ unbeaten record this term shows that Eintracht approaches the competition with a different mentality. Oliver Glasner’s men are 7/5 to lift the trophy, despite the fact that the Austrian tactician is expected to be without at least five first-teams players for the game on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Rangers will have to do without the injured Ianis Hagi, Alfredo Morelos and Filip Helander. The Blues lost each of their last three games away from home in the competition and have just one win outside of Ibrox Stadium this term. However, if you want to back them up on Wednesday, you can place a bet for a victory for the Scotts, available at 11/5 in our Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Rangers tips.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Rangers both teams to score odds
BTTS paid off in nine of Eintracht’s last 10 games in Europa League, while the same applies for four of Rangers’ last six games away from home. Both sides are known for their quick attacking football, so our suggestion for Wednesday is to go with BTTS, available at 13/18, while the odds raise to 7/2 if you pair this with a victory for Eintracht.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Rangers correct score odds
Eintracht won three of their eight victories in the competition by 2-1, while Rangers were beaten with the same scoreline in the first leg of their quarter-final away to Red Star Belgrade. We expect the final to be fiery, but going with a 2-1 victory in favour of the Germans makes sense and can be backed up at 9/1.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Rangers first goalscorer odds
James Tavernier might be a defender, but the 30-year-old Englishman knows how to score goals, as he is the current top scorer in Europa League with seven goals. The Rangers’ right-back has also netted nine goals in the Scottish Premier League and considering that he is the first-choice penalty taker for the Blues, it makes sense to place a bet for him to break the deadlock on Wednesday at 11/1.