By Saikat Mandal

4th May, 2022 | 4:40pm

Alan Rough predicts outcome of Rangers v RB Leipzig

Alan Rough fancies Rangers to go through to the final of the Europa League but he is worried about the threat RB Leipzig can bring away from home.

The Gers are trailing 1-0 from the first leg in Germany, and they hope to turn it around at Ibrox.

This is arguably the biggest game for Rangers in the last 14 years, and it would be a huge achievement if they go through.

“I do fancy Rangers to go through,” said ex-Scotland goalkeeper Rough on PLZ Soccer.

“I hope they get through. My biggest worry is that they have scored away from home in every game they played.”

Home factor

Rangers will feel confident as long as they keep the scoreline to a one-goal margin, as they are capable of scoring at Ibrox.

Leipzig can score away from home and they are likely to put the Gers under pressure. At the same time, the Bears know what they are capable of.

They have beaten the likes of Borussia Dortmund, Red Star Belgrade and Braga where they produced some memorable performances at home.

It will be interesting to see how Giovanni van Bronckhorst approaches this game. Will they take a cautious approach as they just need one goal to level the tie?

In that case, Ibrox probably will be quieter and the atmosphere could get subdued. It will still be a tactical chess game, which Giovanni van Bronckhorst will relish.

On the other hand, the Gers could go all-out with a gung-ho attitude right from the start. Before Leipzig could settle, they can take the game away by scoring one or two goals early.

With Kemar Roofe likely to return to starting line-up, Rangers can feel confident about beating the German outfit.

In other Rangers news, one 25-year-old could now be deemed as surplus to requirements at Ibrox this season.