By Doug Ward

27th Apr, 2022 | 7:10pm

Super Computer makes new prediction for Rangers to win Europa League title

Rangers’ probability of winning the Europa League has improved this week, according to a Super Computer.

On 16 April, FiveThirtyEight’s algorithm said there was a 10 per cent chance the Light Blues will win against semi-final opponents RB Leipzig and then win the final against either West Ham or Frankfurt.

However, the Super Computer now says there’s a 12 per cent chance of Giovanni van Bronckhorst and his men lifting the trophy in Seville with Leipzig’s hopes of a victory dropping by four per cent.

Why the change?

While we admit it’s only a minor change, the Super Computer clearly feels as though something has happened in the last week or so that’s led to a boost in Rangers’ chances of winning the Europa League.

Since then, we’ve been dealt more injury issues that would have harmed our chances more than anything. Therefore, we assume the issue is at Leipzig’s end.

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Leipzig’s chances of winning the Europa League have dropped more than Rangers’ chances have improved.

According to the London Evening Standard, Willi Orban, Mohamed Simakan and Kevin Kampl are all out of the first leg of the semi-final showdown in Leipzig this week due to injuries.

All three of them started Leipzig’s last game, which was a 2-1 defeat at home against Union Berlin in the Bundesliga on Saturday [23 April].

Leipzig’s injury issues and their recent domestic defeat could have had a sway on the Super Computer’s data processing and that’s led to an increased chance of Rangers sealing victory against them.

If van Bronckhorst’s men do that over the couple of next couple of weeks, they can go all the way and win the final.

In other Rangers news, Barry Ferguson has shared the real reason behind a major player exclusion amid rumours of a bust-up with van Bronckhorst.