Borussia Dortmund vs Rangers: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Jack Gallagher
Rangers face a tricky game
Rangers face a tricky game / JEFF PACHOUD/GettyImages

Rangers will travel to Signal Iduna Park on Thursday evening to face off against Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League knockout round.

The Gers enter the playoff round after finishing second in their Europa League group, while BVB do so due to finishing a disappointing third place in their Champions League group.

Both sides head into this clash sitting second in their respective domestic leagues. Rangers recently dropped down to second in the SPFL with a shock 3-0 defeat to Old Firm rivals Celtic, while Dortmund have sat behind Bayern in the Bundesliga table for the majority of the season.

Here's all you need to know ahead of this game:

How to watch Dortmund vs Rangers on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Thursday 17th February, 17:45 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Signal Iduna Park
TV channel/live stream? BT Sport 2 (UK), Paramount+ (US)
Highlights? BT Sport Football YouTube
Referee? Clément Turpin
VAR? Delajod Willy

Dortmund team news

The big news is that Erling Haaland will likely not be fit enough to face the Gers on Thursday, but will probably be ready for the second leg. Mateu Morey and Marcel Schmelzer will also be out with injuries.

Rangers team news

Giovanni van Bronckhorst has confirmed that Leon Balogun and Filip Helander will not be available for the game.

Ryan Jack has travelled with the squad however and is likely to feature.

Dortmund vs Rangers score prediction

This is a tricky one to call.

Obviously Borussia Dortmund have more talent in their squad, with players like Marco Reus and Jude Bellingham capable of winning this game on their own. Their defence remains a problem area however, as seen in their recent 5-2 defeat Bayer Leverkusen.

Rangers, on the other hand, have played some decent stuff at times this years, but there is a noticeable drop-off since Steven Gerrard's exit.

Expect a close game.

Score prediction: Borussia Dortmund 3-2 Rangers