Europa League

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

Tom Gott
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Rangers hope to keep their dream Europa League run going when they travel to face Braga in the first leg of their quarter-final tie on Thursday.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst's men pulled off the surprise of the competition so far as they tore through Borussia Dortmund in the first knockout round, before a hard-fought triumph over Red Star in the last 16 got them through to this stage.

They're up against a Braga side who upset their own odds last time out as they bested Ligue 1's Monaco, and the hosts come into the game having secured a huge 3-2 victory over Benfica on Friday.

Here's all you need to know ahead of kick off.


How to watch Braga vs Rangers on TV/live stream - UK/US

When is kick off? Thursday 7 April, 20:00 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Estádio Municipal de Braga
TV channel/live stream? BT Sport 2 (UK), Galavision/Paramount+ (US)
Highlights? BT Sport YouTube channel
Referee? Davide Massa (ITA)
VAR? Paolo Valeri (ITA)


Braga team news

Young winger Roger Fernandes remains out with a foot injury, while veteran defender Nuno Sequeira won't be seen for a while as he battles a nasty knee problem.

Up top, expect 22-year-old Vitinha to get the nod over former Barcelona man Abel Ruiz as he continues the kind of breakout season that may well earn him a transfer this summer.

Braga predicted lineup (3-4-2-1): Matheus; P. Oliveira, Carmo, Tormena; Y. Couto, Musrati, A. Horta, Gomes; Medeiros, R. Horta; Vitinha


Rangers team news

Unlike Braga, Rangers will be without their top striker as Alfredo Morelos will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing thigh surgery.

That's the only fresh concern for Rangers, who remain without long-term absentee Ianis Hagi.


Braga vs Rangers score prediction

This one's tricky. Morelos' absence is a massive blow to Rangers, but for the neutral, it may lead to a more even affair. There's no obvious favourite here, but both sides will fancy their chances of getting through.

Braga had a barnstorming victory over Benfica at the weekend and have rarely struggled for goals, but Rangers won't be scared. They saw off Dortmund and they'll be confident that they can do the same to Braga, despite losing to Celtic in the Old Firm derby on Sunday.

Van Bronckhorst might be a little conservative away from home, setting his side up to take a share of the spoils back to Glasgow.

Prediction: Braga 1-1 Rangers

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