Rangers vs RB Leipzig: TV channel, live stream, team news & preview

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The German team have the upper hand after beating the Scottish side in the first leg
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Rangers need a big turnaround in Germany on Thursday to get past RB Leipzig and into the Europa League final.

The German side ran out 1-0 winners against the Scottish team last week to give them the advantage in the semi-final tie.

Ahead of the game, GOAL brings you everything you need to know, including how to watch, team news, odds and more.

Game

Rangers vs RB Leipzig

Date

May 5

Kick-off time

8pm BST

Rangers vs RB Leipzig TV channel, live stream & how to watch

BT Sport 2 is showing Rangers vs RB Leipzig live on TV in the United Kingdom (UK) and the game can also be streamed live online using BT Sport App.

UK TV channel

UK online stream

BT Sport 2

BT Sport App

Rangers team news & squad

Position

Players

Goalkeepers

McGregor, McCrorie, McLaughlin

Defenders

Goldson, Sands, Helander, Simpson, Balogun, Barisic, Bassey, Travernier, Zukowski

Midfielders

Aribo, Kamara, Lundstram, Ramsey, Jack, Arfield, Davis, Ofoborh, Hagi

Forwards

Kent, Wright, Diallo, Morelos, Roofe, Sakala, Itten

Kemar Roofe and Aaron Ramsey could be back in the Rangers squad for Thursday's clash, while Filip Helander is out.

Predicted Rangers starting XI: McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Bassey, Barisic, Lundstram, Davis, Sakala, Arfield, Kent, Ayodele-Aribo

RB Leipzig team news & squad

Position

Players

Goalkeepers

Gulacsi, Martinez, Tschauner, Eutinger

Defenders

Gvardiol, Klostermann, Simakan, Orban, Halstenberg, Mukiele, Henrichs, Bonnah

Midfielders

Adams, Laimer, Haidara, Kampl, Raebiger, Klefisch, Angelino, Nkunku, Olmo

Forwards

Szoboszlai, Forsberg, Novoa, Silva, Poulsen

Amadou Haidara is still out with a ligament injury and will miss Thursday's clash in Glasgow.

Predicted RB Leipzig starting XI: Gulacsi, Mukiele, Gvardiol, Orban, Simakan, Angelino, Laimer, Kampl, Nkunku, Olmo, Silva

Betting odds & tips

RB Leipzig is favourite to beat Rangers at 1/1 with bet365. At 13/5 to win, Rangers are considered underdogs, a draw is also available at 13/5.

Christopher Nkunku is 5/1 to be the game's first goalscorer, as is team-mate Andre Silva.

Rangers star Fashion Sakala is rated 11/2, while fellow Gers attacker Kemar Roofe is 6/1.

RB Leipzig have home advantage but Rangers will come out fighting in an attempt to rescue their campaign, so backing both teams to score at 7/10 may be a smart bet.

Recent results & form

X last five results

RB Leipzig last five results

Celtic 1-1 Rangers (May 1)

Borussia Monchengladbach 3-1 RB Leipzig (May 2)

RB Leipzig 1-0 Rangers (April 28)

RB Leipzig 1-0 Rangers (April 28)

Motherwell 1-3 Rangers (April 23)

RB Leipzig 1-2 Union Berlin (April 23)

Celtic 1-2 Rangers (April 17)

RB Leipzig 2-1 Union Berlin (April 20)

Rangers 3-1 Braga (April 14)

Bayer Leverkusen 0-1 RB Leipzig (April 17)

Rangers had been on a four-game winning run before they were bested in Leipzig by the German side in the first leg of the semi-final.

They were unable to claw their way back into the Premiership title race at the weekend, as they played out a 1-1 draw with Celtic.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst's team are still in contention for a trophy double, however, as the deficit against Leipzig is not insurmountable and they will compete in the Scottish Cup final.

Leipzig, who are also looking to secure two trophies this season, were beaten by Borussia Monchengladbach at the weekend.

That result has put their hopes of qualifying for next season's Champions League through their Bundesliga position in doubt, so Europa League success could turn out to be their only route into the competition.

Odds correct at the time of writing. 18+. begambleaware.org

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