Rangers and Galatasaray face at Ibrox Stadium, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Playoffs). There is no recent record of direct confrontations between these two teams, who have not played a game in the last 3 years. The last time they met was on 17‑10‑2000, in a match that ended with the final score: Glasgow Rangers (0‑0) Galatasaray. Galatasaray present considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this match the home factor may be decisive.
Until reaching this stage of the UEFA Europa League (Playoffs), the home team eliminated: Willem II and Lincoln Red Imps. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games it has registered 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses as a visitor, with 28 goals scored and 9 suffered; against 12 victories, 1 draw and 2 defeats in their stadium, with 30 goals scored and 7 suffered. In their last match, for the Premier League, they beat Motherwell away by (1‑5). In their last 10 home games Rangers have 8 wins and 2 losses. Their defense has been very strong as they have only conceded goals in 2 of the last 10 matches, and their offense has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. The team does not usually have problems opening the scoring: they scored the first goal in 9 of the last 12 games, of these 9 they reached the break with an advantage in 8 and they always managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘.
Rangers enter this game after a 1-5 win at Motherwell Stadium in a Scottish championship match. In the last round of the Europa League, the Scots beat Willem II 0-4. In this match against Galatasaray, coach Steven Gerrard is expected to present a more defensive team, with successive counterattacks, looking for striker Alfredo Morelos on most occasions. On the other hand, left winger Ryan Kent is one of the great weapons of this team, being very fast and strong on the counterattack. Outside of this game are Kemar Roofe, Ryan Jack, Joe Aribo and Nikola Katic, all in physical trouble.
Until reaching this stage of the UEFA Europa League (Playoffs), the visiting team eliminated: Hajduk Split and Neftçi. This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 6 victories, 4 draws and 5 defeats as a visitor, with 26 goals scored and 19 suffered; against 10 victories, 4 draws and 1 defeat in his stadium, with 29 goals scored and 12 suffered. In their last match, for the Süper Lig, they drew with Fenerbahçe at home by (0‑0). In their last 10 away matches, Galatasaray has recorded 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. There is a tendency to have goals in their away matches, since 18 of the last 21 matches they have played have ended with Over 1.5 goals. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Galatasaray come to this match after a 0-0 draw with Fenerbahçe, in a match for the Turkish championship. It should be noted that the Turks reach this round of the Europa League after beating Hajduk Split 2-0. In this game against Rangers, coach Fatih Terim must align his team in a 4-3-3, favoring a more organized style of play, on the flanks. Sofiane Feghouli is fundamental in Galatasaray’s attack, as she is very strong in the offensive transition. Outside of this game are Fernando Muslera, Emre Akbaba and Marcelo Saracchi, all with physical problems.