Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Rangers FC – betting prediction, odds for the Europa League Final (18.05.2022, 21:00 CET)

In the grand final of this year’s Europa League season, the teams of Rangers FC and Eintracht Frankfurt will meet in Seville. The kick-off at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan is at 21:00. The match will be officiated by Slovenian referee Slavko Vincic. We have the best betting predictions, team news and odds for you.

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What speaks in favour of Eintracht Frankfurt?

  • Strong offensive department
  • A lot of self-confidence after the victories in Barcelona and West Ham
  • Highly motivated after 42 years without a European Cup win

What speaks for Rangers FC

  • Already defeated two German teams
  • Highly motivated after 50 years without a European Cup win
  • Fighting spirits that never give up

Our betting prediction:

  • Prediction: Under 2.5 goals
  • Bookmaker: Bet365
  • Odds: 1.98

Team news Eintracht Frankfurt

It is exactly 42 years since Eintracht Frankfurt last reached the final of a European competition. Back then, Eintracht Frankfurt prevailed in a duel against another Bundesliga team, Borussia Moenchengladbach, and won the UEFA Cup. After many years of unsuccessfulness and temporary participation in the second division, Eintracht Frankfurt has stabilised in recent years and has been able to celebrate small successes time and again. The main reason for this was the good feeling for talents who were able to develop further in Frankfurt. Among them were players like Sebastian Haller (now Ajax Amsterdam) and Andre Silva (now RB Leipzig).

In the 2021/2022 Bundesliga season, however, things did not go so well for Austrian coach Glasner’s team: After leading VfL Wolfsburg to the Champions League, he had taken over the team. However, his team needed time to get used to the new style of play. There were many disappointing results, but Eintracht Frankfurt played better every week. When it became clear that in the league they were neither going up nor down, Eintracht Frankfurt concentrated fully on the European Cup – and the absolute highlight for Frankfurt was the quarter-final match against FC Barcelona, which they surprisingly defeated in Camp Nou.

With the exception of Austrian defender Martin Hinteregger, Frankfurt can count on its best players. Special attention should be paid to the Serbian winger Filip Kostic, who is almost unstoppable. On the other side, Ansgar Knauff, who is on loan from Dortmund, causes a lot of commotion. Eintracht does not have a real goal scorer at the moment: However, in Santos Borre, they have a versatile forward who switches positions often during the game and can also defend. Behind him are the midfield aces Lindstroem and Kamada.

Team news Rangers FC

For Glasgow Rangers, the last appearance in a European Cup final was not as long ago as it was for Eintracht Frankfurt. In 2008, they met the Russian team Zenit St. Petersburg in Manchester and lost the match 2-0. But the last and so far only European Cup victory for the tradition-rich Rangers was 50 years ago (1972). The football-loving Scots are all the more euphoric at the moment. Former Dutch international Giovanni van Bronckhorst has coached the Rangers since halfway through the season. After their elimination from the Champions League, he led the team to the final. What makes this game special is that Glasgow Rangers have knocked two German teams out of the competition, Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig, who are usually much better than Eintracht Frankfurt. That should at least give the Scots a lot of confidence and motivation. One fly in the ointment for Rangers: striker Alfredo Morales is still unavailable.


The only match between the two teams took place in 1960 in the semi-finals of the European Champion Clubs’ Cup, now the Champions League. At that time Eintracht Frankfurt won both duels, once with 6:1 and the return match with 6:3.

Our betting tip for Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Rangers FC

Although both teams are very attack-minded, this is a hugely important European Cup final. Both teams and fans have waited half a lifetime for the chance to win such a cup. Neither team will want to risk too much, as even one goal can be decisive in this match. The better team is Rangers, who have already proved that German teams suit them. Qualitatively, both teams are on a very similar level anyway. However, our betting tip is that there will be under 2.5 goals in this match. Granted, in the past finals, there were always 3 or more goals. But the circumstances of these two teams are completely different. This bet is offered at a sensational price of 1.98 at Bet365.

Prediction: UNDER 2.5 @1.98 Bet365

Max Stargard

By Max Stargard

Even as a child, I started typing the results of the Bundesliga with my friends at school. The stakes were modest back then: The lunch, a few marbles or maybe a milk slice. Then, at the age of 9, I played the penalty bet once - and immediately got 10 right. The previous week I had won 500 DM and in my childish imagination I was already imagining how many football pictures I could buy at the kiosk on the corner. Unfortunately, it was one of those match days when everything turned out as expected and I only won DM 8.10. Nevertheless, I followed the game with great interest. Nevertheless, the passion to correctly predict the outcome of sporting events haunted me for the rest of my life. I would have loved to own the sports almanac that Marty McFly bought in Back to the Future II. Much later, when I was already working as a journalist for newspapers and as a writer for television, I came across an international betting forum with over 100,000 members - and found out that a lot of people there were giving their tips on German football, but nobody seemed to have a real clue, so I wrote a few English-language preliminary reports with a few tips - and was right about everything. After that, an avalanche started. I got offers from bookmakers, sports papers and even betting syndicates to work for them - and I accepted a few of them too, experiencing the ups & downs of sports betting and travelling halfway around the world in the years that followed. There I met Chinese multimillionaires betting five to six figures, amateur players in Serbia or Turkey supporting their families with small stakes, South Africans gambling away half their fortune, Brazilians who could only leave their favelha and become rich by making the right tips. At one point my life was similar to Matthew McCaughaney's in the film Two For The Money - and far too much stress. I subsequently moved to another continent and ran an English-language football epaper about the Bundesliga from there. After the birth of my son, I devoted myself for many years only to artistic projects in the field of photography and literature. However, I am happy to share my knowledge and passion with the readers of bettingtipsafrica.