German side Eintracht Frankfurt face Scottish giants Rangers in the UEFA Europa League 2021-22 final at the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán Stadium in Seville on Thursday, May 19. The UEL final kicks off at 12:30 AM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Frankfurt did win the UEFA Cup, which was later modified to the UEL, back in 1979-80 while Rangers are looking to win their maiden continental title. The Scottish team, however, have finished runners up in the UEFA Cup, Super Cup and the European Cup Winners' Cup in the past.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Rangers: Form Guide
Frankfurt, who ousted Barcelona in the quarter-finals and West Ham in the semis, come into the fixture with two draws, two wins and a loss in their last five outings. The two wins, however, came in the UEL semis as they beat the Hammers in both legs. Oliver Glasner’s team drew their last match against Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga by a 1-1 scoreline.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst's Rangers, meanwhile, ousted another German side, RB Leipzig, in their semis to book their place in the final. The Rangers come into the match on the back of a five-match unbeaten run, having won four and drawn one. They beat Hearts 3-1 in the Scottish Premiership in their last outing.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Rangers UEFA Europa League 2021-22 final odds
- Dafabet: Eintracht Frankfurt 2.35, Rangers 3.10, Draw 3.55
- Bet365: Eintracht Frankfurt 2.35, Rangers 3.00, Draw 3.40
- 10Cric: Eintracht Frankfurt 2.32, Rangers 3.06, Draw 3.44
- Parimatch: Eintracht Frankfurt 2.35, Rangers 3.10, Draw 3.45
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Rangers head-to-head
The two teams have only met twice in the past - the two-legged semi-finals of the 1959-60 European Cup. Frankfurt won both the fixtures, beating Rangers 12-4 (6-3 and 6-1) on aggregate.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Rangers UEFA Europa League 2021-22 final top picks and players to watch
Frankfurt: Japanese playmaker Daichi Kamada has been Frankfurt’s standout player this season and the team’s top goal scorer in Europe with five goals. Alongside star striker Rafael Borré, the 25-year-old Japanese will be the focal point for the German side.
Rangers: With seven goals and two assists already in this season’s Europa League, right back James Tavernier will be Rangers’ key man in the final. The former Wigan man is central to the Rangers’ attacking play despite being a defender and is the Europa League 2021-22’s top scorer currently.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Rangers UEFA Europa League 2021-22 final prediction
Though Rangers have been in better form than Frankfurt domestically, Oliver Glasner’s side’s European record this season speaks for itself. The German team is unbeaten in Europe this campaign and have already accounted for a giant like Barcelona en route to the final. Frankfurt, hence, will be the odds on favourites to win the UEL 2021-22 final.