Rangers and Galatasaray face at Ibrox Stadium, in a match for this stage of the Europa League (Play ‑ offs). There is no recent record of direct confrontations between the two teams, who have not played a game in the past 3 years. The last time they met, on 17‑10‑2000, the match ended with the final score: Rangers (0‑0) Galatasaray. In this match the home advantage may play an important role, since Galatasaray presents significant differences between home and away performances.
Until this stage of the Europa League (Play ‑ offs), the home team had to eliminate: Willem II and Lincoln Red Imps. This is a team that maintains its performance when playing outside its stadium, since in the last 30 games it registers 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses as a visitor; against 12 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses at their stadium. In their last match, for the Premier League, they beat Motherwell by (1‑5). In the last 10 home matches Rangers have recorded 8 wins and 2 losses. Defensive solidity has been one of their strengths, as they have only conceded goals in 2 of the last 10 games, and their attack has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games. The team does not usually have difficulties to open the scoreboard: they managed to score the first goal in 9 of the last 12 matches, of those 9 they reached the break in advantage in 8 and they always managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the match.
The Rangers enter this game with a victory, by 1-5, in the visit to the Motherwell field, in a game counting for the Scottish Championship. In the last round of the Europa League, the Scots won Willem II by 0-4. In this match against Galatasaray, coach Steven Gerrard will have to keep a more defensive team, with successive counterattacks, looking for the most striker Alfredo Morelos. On the other hand, the left winger Ryan Kent is one of the great weapons of this team, being this very fast and strong in the counterattack. Out of this game are Kemar Roofe, Ryan Jack, Joe Aribo and Nikola Katic, all with physical problems.
Until reaching this stage of the Europa League (Play ‑ offs), the
visiting team eliminated: Hajduk Split and Neftçi. This is a stronger
team when playing at their stadium, as in the last 30 games they have
registered 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 10 wins, 4
draws and 1 loss at their stadium. The team arrives in this match after
a draw at home with Fenerbahçe by (0‑0). In the last 10 away matches in
all competitions, Galatasaray has won 4, drawn 3 and lost 3. Their
attack has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last
10 games. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 18
of the last 21 matches have ended with Over 1.5 goals. In 15 matches, he
has never managed to turn the score around in 6 games in which he
suffered the first goal.
Galatasaray enters this game with a 0-0 draw, against Fenerbahçe, in a game counting for the Turkish Championship. It should be noted that the Turks reach this stage of the Europa League after winning 2-0 against Hajduk Split. In this game against Rangers, mister Fatih Terim must align his team in 4-3-3, privileging a more organized style of play by the runners. Sofiane Feghouli assumes real importance in the attack of Galatasaray, which is very strong in the offensive transition. Out of this game are Fernando Muslera, Emre Akbaba and Marcelo Saracchi, all with physical problems.
Glasgow Rangers haven't lost in their last 10 games.
Galatasaray SK haven't lost in their last 8 games.
Glasgow Rangers have won 6 home matches in a row.
Galatasaray SK have kept a clean sheet in 3 matches in a row.
Glasgow Rangers wins 1st half in 50% of their matches, Galatasaray SK in 43% of their matches.
Glasgow Rangers wins 50% of halftimes, Galatasaray SK wins 43%.
Glasgow Rangers scores 2.13 goals when playing at home and Galatasaray SK scores 1.38 goals when playing away (on average).
When Glasgow Rangers leads 1-0 at home, they win in 93% of their matches.
When Galatasaray SK leads 0-1 away, they win in 100% of their matches.
When Glasgow Rangers is down 0-1 home, they win 50% of their matches.
When Galatasaray SK is down 1-0 away, they win 7% of their matches.
Glasgow Rangers have scored at least one goal for 7 consecutive matches.