Our prediction for this Europa League match:
After failing to book their place in the Champions League knockout stages, Rangers will be looking to give fans some cheer when they take on Olympique Lyon at Ibrox Stadium. The Gers are on a three-game winning run in the Scottish top flight, and they are surely capable of making life difficult for les Gones. Despite failing to find the net in the 2-1 win over St Johnstone, Alfredo Morelos should continue to lead the line for the hosts.
Both Jack and Ofoborh remain in the recovery room, while Hagi has been tested positive for coronavirus. Olympique Lyon aim to build on back-to-back wins over Nantes and Strasbourg, and given their attacking potential, both teams to score betting option should be considered. Lucas Paqueta returns to the starting XI after scoring as a substitute in the Ligue 1 triumph, while Da Silva returns from a domestic ban. All Kadewere, Pintor, Reine-Adelaide, and Dubois are likely to miss the game with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Jon McLaughlin):
Jon McLaughlin is a goalkeeper who plays for Sunderland. The 188-cm-tall shoot-stopper played for non-League sides Harrogate Railway Athletic and Harrogate Town in the past, but in 2008 he joined Bradford City. After spending six years at Valley Parade, McLaughlin signed a contract with Burton Albion and he has been playing for the Pirelli Stadium outfit ever since.
Jon McLaughlin made 45 appearances for Burton Albion in both 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 seasons and he has established his self as the team’s first-choice goalkeeper. He was producing scintillating displays for Burton in the 2015/2016 League One campaign and, no doubt, he helped the team secure promotion to the Championship.
Jon McLaughlin was born on 9 September, 1987 in Edinburgh, but he has yet to make his debut for the Scotland national team. Speaking of his honours, the goalkeeper won the Football League Two play-offs with Bradford City in the 2012/2013 season.
Highlighted Team (Lyon):
Commonly referred to as Lyon, Olympique Lyonnais is the French club which play their games at the Parc Olimpique Lyonnais with a capacity just a pinch short of 60,000. Lyon is one of the most popular clubs in France with a vast fan base on par with Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique de Marseille.
The club achieved moderate success during the 1960s and 1970s led by the likes of Bernard Lacombe and Jean Djorkaeff, while the golden era of the French side came at the start of the new millennium when Lyon began to achieve greater success both in France and on the international level.
It was not until 2002 that Lyon won their first ever Ligue 1 title which sparked an ongoing national record-breaking streak of seven successive titles. During that time Lyon were regular participants of the UEFA Champions League. The French club reached quarter-finals on two occasions, while they even played in the semi-finals in the 2009-10 season.