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

Rangers

form

All
HEA 0 - 4 RAN
W
RAN 2 - 1 DUU
W
RAN 0 - 3 NAP
L
AJX 4 - 0 RAN
L
CEL 4 - 0 RAN
L
RAN 3 - 1 QOS
W
RAN 4 - 0 ROS
W
PSV 0 - 1 RAN
W
HIB 2 - 2 RAN
D
RAN 2 - 2 PSV
D
RB Leipzig

form

All
RBL 4 - 0 BOC
W
BMG 3 - 0 RBL
L
RMA 2 - 0 RBL
L
RBL 3 - 0 BVB
W
RBL 1 - 4 SHK
L
SGE 4 - 0 RBL
L
TEU 0 - 8 RBL
W
RBL 2 - 0 WOB
W
FCU 2 - 1 RBL
L
RBL 2 - 2 KOE
D
Head to Head
3 Matches (0 Draws)
1 Total wins 2
1 Home wins 2
0 Away wins 0
Last 5 Matches
1 Wins
0 Draw
2 Wins
RAN 3 - 1 RBL
RBL 1 - 0 RAN
RBL 4 - 0 RAN
3 Goals Scored 6
Games Over 2.5 Goals 2 / 3
Both Teams Scored 1 / 3
Team Comparison
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Player Comparison

Match Facts

  1. Following on from the first leg being the first ever meeting between Rangers and RB Leipzig, the Scottish side will host their German counterparts for the very first time. They are winless in their last three home games versus German sides however (D1 L2), since beating Werder Bremen in March 2008.
  2. RB Leipzig’s only previous encounter away from home in Scotland was a 2-1 defeat to Celtic in the UEFA Champions League group stages in 2018-19, meaning each of the three matches between themselves and Scottish sides have all been won by the home side.
  3. Since the formation of the UEFA Europa League in 2009, only four sides (from 17 ties) have managed to overturn a first-leg semi-final defeat to progress to the final, however, each of those occasions followed on from a single-goal loss in the first leg, with Liverpool (v Villareal) the last side to do so in 2015-16.
  4. RB Leipzig managed 10 shots during the first leg at home, their fewest since dropping into the UEFA Europa League earlier this season, with Angeliño’s winner the final shot of the match in the 85th minute. Rangers, however, have only managed six shots on target across their last 300 minutes of action in the competition.
  5. Rangers are hosting a major UEFA European semi-final for the first time since April 2008, in the UEFA Cup against Fiorentina; they’ve managed to reach the final in four of their previous five semi-final appearances in major UEFA European competition (1961, 1967 & 1972 Cup Winners’ Cup and 2008 UEFA Cup). Coming in to the 2021-22 campaign, only Porto (5/6) and Sevilla (6/6) have a higher progression rate from major UEFA European semi-finals than Rangers (80% - min. 5 ties).
  6. RB Leipzig are looking to progress to their very first European final as a club, with this their first ever two-legged semi-final. The German side have however progressed from four of their six other two-legged knockout ties in European competition.
  7. Rangers’ James Tavernier (5) has scored more home goals in this season’s UEFA Europa League than any other player, scoring via a penalty in each of his last three games in the competition at Ibrox. Should he score a penalty goal in this match, he would be the first player to score via this method in four consecutive home matches in the competition.
  8. Ten of Christopher Nkunku’s 11 goals for RB Leipzig in major European competition have come this season, leaving only Karim Benzema (14), Robert Lewandowski (13) and Sébastien Haller (11) with more goals across 2021-22 in the Champions League, Europa League and Conference League prior to the second leg matches. Indeed, he is currently tied with Timo Werner and Emil Forsberg for the most goals in Leipzig’s short European history (excluding qualifiers).
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