Europa League

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

Krishan Davis
Abel Ruiz fired the first-leg winner
Abel Ruiz fired the first-leg winner / Octavio Passos/GettyImages

Rangers will look to overturn a one-goal aggregate deficit when they host Braga in the Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday night.

Head coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst will hope the Ibrox crowd can give his side the edge as they seek to continue their European adventure at the expense of the Portuguese side.

The Gers were narrowly beaten in the first leg courtesy of former Barcelona striker Abel Ruiz's fine first half finish in Braga, but the narrow scoreline means they are still well in the tie.

The eventual winners here will face either RB Leipzig or Atalanta in the semi-finals.

Here's everything you need to know about this Europa League quarter-final second leg...

How to watch Rangers vs Braga on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Thursday 14 April, 20:00 (BST)
Where is the match being played? Ibrox, Glasgow
TV channel/live stream? BT Sport 2 (UK), CBS Sports (US)
Highlights? BT Sport YouTube channel
Referee? François Letexier (FRA)
VAR? Jerome Brisard (FRA)

Rangers team news

Defender Filip Helander will miss the rest of the season after suffering an injury in domestic action on Sunday.

Rangers were dealt a huge blow before the first leg when striker Alfredo Morelos was ruled out for the remainder of the campaign after undergoing surgery on a thigh injury.

Ianis Hagi is a long-term absentee as he recovers from knee surgery. Midfielder Nnamdi Ofoborh, who is yet to make his debut, remains out due to a heart problem.

John Lundstram has trained after being forced off in the first half against St Mirren on Sunday.

Aaron Ramsey was withdrawn at half-time of the 4-0 victory at the weekend and should be in line to start here. Calvin Bassey was rested there due to a tight hamstring, but he should be ready to go for this one.

Braga team news

Left-back Nuno Sequiera and 16-year-old winger Roger Fernandes remain sidelined with a serious knee injury and broken foot respectively.

Up front, former Barcelona man Abel Ruiz should start again after scoring the winner in the first leg. His competition for the centre-forward role, Vitinha, was sent off in domestic action at the weekend.

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

Rangers vs Braga score prediction

Rangers will need to draw upon the energy of a bouncing Ibrox to get themselves right back into the tie on Thursday night.

They have previous against Braga, too, knocking the Portuguese side out of the Europa League round of 32 in February 2020.

However, Braga proved themselves to be a dangerous, technical side in the first leg and this may prove to be a bridge too far for the hosts.

Score prediction: Rangers 1-1 Braga