Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund
Rangers FC
Rangers FC
Europa League
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Signal Iduna Park

Borussia Dortmund - Rangers FC ai prediction 17.02.2022 Europa League

Matchday 1 in the Europa League features the clash between Borussia Dortmund and Rangers FC at Signal Iduna Park. The referee for this fixture (Feb 17, 2022 at 6:45 PM) will be Clément Turpin. In our preview of Borussia Dortmund vs. Rangers FC, you will receive all the important details and facts about this Europa League fixture. We will begin with an analysis of the current form of the two teams.

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After dropping down into the UEFA Europa League (UEL) despite a decent Champions League showing (W3, L3), Borussia Dortmund find themselves in the UEL knockouts as favourites to win the tournament.  This is a daunting task for most teams, but with a return of six clean sheets from seven historical home clashes with Scottish opponents, Dortmund will be confident of success.

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A resounding 3-0 success in Dortmund’s last league outing over Union Berlin – the 53rd Bundesliga game from Dortmund’s last 54 where they found the net – saw them close the gap on first-placed Bayern Munich. This will serve to inspire confidence ahead of this big first-leg as they look to stamp their authority before the return leg as they eye progression from a fifth two-legged tie in what is the seventh such clash with Scottish teams (W4, L2).

However, defending hasn’t come so naturally for BVB in recent matches though, after conceding 13 goals (1.86 on average) across their last seven competitive home matches (W4, L3). And Dortmund will have to stay compact in this crucial fixture to avoid any upset at Signal Iduna Park.


Returning to Ibrox with a result will ignite hope in Govan that Rangers can progress past the first round of springtime knockout matches for a third consecutive season, although they remain shackled by a winless European away record this term (D3, L2).

Rangers Boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst played a starring role when scoring the opener for his current club as a player in Rangers’ last victory away in Germany, a 2-1 success in Leverkusen way back in 1998/99! Times have changed since then and with the German league sitting five places above Scotland in UEFA’s country coefficient system, it might not end well for the visitors.

Though this glamour tie looks exceptionally difficult for Rangers – especially considering their poor away form in 2022 (W1, D2, L1) – it’s given the blue side of Glasgow bragging rights as fierce city rivals Celtic gear up for a less eye-catching European fixture vs Bodø/Glimt. If boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst can replicate three of Rangers’ last four trips to Dortmund (D3, L1) they will give themselves a fighting chance for the second leg at Ibrox.



  • Kobel
  • Akanji
  • Zagadou
  • Hummels
  • Guerreiro
  • Witsel
  • Dahoud
  • Bellingham
  • Reus
  • Malen
  • Brandt
  • COACH: Marco Rose
  • MISSING PLAYERS: Haaland (Groin injury), Reyna (Illness), Schmelzer (Knee injury), Wolf (Knock), Morey (Cruciate ligament injury), Meunier (Muscle injury)


  • MoGregor
  • Bassey
  • Balogun
  • Goldson
  • Tavernier
  • Lundstram
  • Kamara
  • Aribo
  • Kent
  • Arfield
  • Morelos
  • COACH: Giovanni van Bronchhorst
  • MISSING PLAYERS: Hagi (Knee injury), Ofoborh (Heart problems), Jack (Ankle injury)


This is a huge occasion for the visitors and we also think they’ll send their fans wild by getting on the scoresheet, possibly from a set piece. However, the stark contrast in quality between these two sides is there for all to see and so we think the hosts will eventually make light work of the visitors and claim victory. As such, we’re going with a Dortmund Win & Over 2.5 Goals as first of our betting tips today.

Dortmund will be ready to extend their superior quality against the scotish opponent. As such, we predict that trend to continue here with a 0:1 handicap victory for Dortmund, one which would increase their already impressive home record against Scottish clubs.


Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund
Last games

Borussia Dortmund performance of the last 5 home matches

Over 2.5
Rangers FC
Rangers FC
Last games

Rangers FC performance of the last 5 away matches

Over 2.5
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