Europa League

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

Grey Whitebloom
RB Leipzig beat Rangers 1-0 at home in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final
RB Leipzig beat Rangers 1-0 at home in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final / Maja Hitij/GettyImages

Rangers host RB Leipzig for the second leg of their Europa League semi-final on Thursday evening.

The Scottish giants sat back in the first encounter, more intent on stifling their German opponents than creating anything for themselves. RB Leipzig's Angelino scored the only goal of the game in the 85th-minute, watching the ball tumble out of the sky, onto his laces and into the corner.

Here's all you need to know about the finely poised European semi-final.

How to watch Rangers vs RB Leipzig on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Thursday 5 May, 20:00 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Ibrox
TV channel/live stream? BT Sport 2 (UK), TUDN (US), DAZN (Canada)
Highlights? BT Sport YouTube
Referee? Artur Dias
VAR? Joao Pinheiro

Rangers team news

Rangers are expected to be without a number of key personnel for the first European semi-final at Ibrox since 2008. Top scorer Alfredo Morelos (thigh), the midfield creator Ianis Hagi (knee) and defender Filip Helander (foot) have all been ruled out for the remainder of the season.

Another striker in the form of Kemar Roofe is also a doubt with a knee injury while winter loanee Aaron Ramsey is recovering from a hamstring issue.

RB Leipzig team news

Amadou Haidara hasn't made an appearance since March after suffering a medial collateral ligament injury. Aside from the energetic midfielder, Domenico Tedesco is expected to have a full squad to select from.

However, while they may not be injured, they could be suffering from fatigue after their Bundesliga game was shifted to Monday night, giving them a day's less rest than Rangers.

Rangers vs RB Leipzig score prediction

Rangers lined up with a back three - that spent more time as a five - for the first time all season against Leipzig last week. The German hosts may have been limited to just ten shots but they still found the net.

Chasing a goal with Ibrox roaring them on, it's highly unlikely that Giovanni van Bronckhorst will employ the same passive approach. However, they can't afford to go too gung-ho against a Leipzig side that has been reborn under Tedesco, collecting a division-high number of Bundesliga points this calendar year despite losing their last two league games.

While Rangers will invariably bloody Leipzig's nose they may not land the knockout blow this Thursday.

Prediction: Rangers 1-2 RB Leipzig