Lyon vs Rangers – Preview, H2H, Line-ups, Prediction | UEL 2021-22

Moussa Dembele-Lyon

Lyon will look to extend their winning run in Europa League, as they are set to host Rangers on the final matchday.

Venue: Parc Olympique Lyonnais

Key statistics

  • Lyon beat Rangers 2-0 in the reverse fixture on matchday 1.
  • Rangers are winless in their last five away games in European competition.
  • Lyon are unbeaten in their last 10 home games 9in European competitions. (W4 D6)
  • Lyon forward Karl Toko Ekambi has contributed to eight goals in Europa League this season, the most by any player in the competition.

Head to Head record

Lyon have the edge in terms of head to head record against Rangers, winning two out of the three games played between the two. The Scottish club’s last victory against Lyon came during the 2007/08 Champions League season.

Latest performances in all competitions

Lyon: D L W W L

Rangers: W W W W L


Lyon have maintained a perfect record in the Europa League this season, winning all of their five games in the group stage – the only team in the competition to do so.

The Ligue 1 outfit would look to stretch their winning streak when they host Rangers in the final group stage game.

Les Gones did beat Rangers in the reverse fixture on matchday 1 and would look to make it two wins against the Scottish giants.

In contrast, Lyon have endured an underwhelming campaign in Ligue 1 so far, currently sitting 12th in the table.

Karl Toko Ekambi has been Lyon’s most prolific player this season, racking up 11 goals and 4 assists across all competitions.

Possible Lyon line-up

Anthony Lopes; Emerson Palmieri, Jerome Boateng, Damien Da Silva, Malo Gusto; Bruno Guimaraes, Maxence Caqueret; Karl Toko Ekambi, Lucas Paqueta, Rayan Cherki; Moussa Dembele.

Injured: Jeff Reine-Adélaïde, Sinaly Diomandé, Léo Dubois, Lenny Pintor, Jason Denayer

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None


Rangers, who are second in Group A, are set to play in the knockouts round in February.

Nonetheless, the Gers would still look to end the group stage on an impressive note by exacting revenge against Lyon, to whom they suffered a 2-0 in the reverse fixture.

New manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst has made a great start at Ibrox Stadium, winning four out of four games so far. 

Alfredo Morelos scored an impressive double in the previous matchday against Sparta Prague and the Colombian would look to repeat the heroics against Lyon.

Possible Rangers line-up

Allan McGregor; Borna Barisic, Connor Goldson, Calvin Bassey, James Tavernier; Joe Aribo, Steven Davis, John Lundstram; Ianis Hagi, Alfredo Morelos, Fashion Sakala

Injured: Nnamdi Ofoborh, Filip Helander, Leon Balogun

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None


Lyon 1 – 2 Rangers