RB Leipzig vs Rangers: live streaming, TV channel and kick off time

Rangers are underdogs as they travel to Leipzig for the first leg of their Europa League semifinal. RB Leipzig, a 2020 Champions League semifinalist, is given the edge for its recent history in Europe, but both sides head into this game under less-than-ideal circumstances.

Rangers are missing their two regular centre forwards, with Fashion Sakala likely leading the line. Meanwhile, RB Leipzig are expected to be without a number of their regular defenders, evening the odds somewhat, and potentially giving Rangers a good chance of traveling back to Scotland with something to play for.

RB Leipzig have generally been in good form at home, but that’s faltered somewhat in recent weeks. Their 15-match unbeaten home run was ended by Union Berlin at the weekend. It remains to be seen whether Rangers can take advantage. The Scottish giants have won four in a row, but their away form in Europe hasn’t been great this season.

It’s a difficult series to predict given how Rangers have raised their game in Europe this season. And they might be catching RB Leipzig at the right time to secure a road result to put themselves on the doorstep of the final in Seville.

How to watch RB Leipzig vs. Rangers

UK USA Canada Australia
Date Thur, April 28 Thur, April 28 Thur, April 28 Fri, April 29
Time 20:00 15:00 ET 15:00 ET 05:00 AET
TV channel BT Sport 2 Galavision
Streaming BT Sport fuboTV, Paramount+ DAZN Stan Sport

UK: The match will be televised on BT Sport 2 in the UK and streamed on BT Sport platforms.

USA: Galavision will televise the match in the USA and that channel is streamed on fuboTV, which also offers a free trial to new subscribers. Paramount+ will have the English-language stream.

Canada: In Canada, every Europa League game streams live on DAZN.

Australia: Stan Sport broadcasts Europa League action in Australia.

RB Leipzig vs. Rangers predicted lineups

Leipzig manager Domenico Tedesco has a number of problems to consider as he assesses his squad ahead of this game. Willi OrbanKevin Kampl, and Mohamed Simakan will all miss out due to suspension. Amadou Haidara and Lukas Klostermann are both doubts, and will need to be assessed before the game.

The Leipzig coach will be hoping for as many defenders back as possible, and Nordi Mukiele will likely be called upon to start in defence. American Tyler Adams may feature in midfield.

RB Leipzig predicted lineup (3-4-1-2): Gulacsi (GK) — Mukiele, Klostermann, Gvardiol — Henrichs, Laimer, Adams, Angelino — Olmo — Nkunku, Silva

Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst also has a number of issues to deal with ahead of his team selection. Injuries to first-choice striker Alfredo Morelos, as well as back-up Kemar Roofe, mean that Fashion Sakala is likely to lead the line for the Scottish side. Injuries also rule out Ianis HagiFilip Helander, and Nnamdi Ofoborh.

Aaron Ramsey‘s involvement is still up in the air, with the midfielder to face a fitness test before the game. It’s unknown how the Dutch manager will set his side up, with reports he may opt for a 4-3-3 to frustrate the hosts in the middle of the park.

Rangers predicted lineup (4-3-3): McGregor (GK) — Tavernier, Goldson, Balogun, Bassey — Kamara, Lundstram, Jack — Aribo, Sakala, Kent

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RB Leipzig vs. Rangers betting odds

As the odds show, RB Leipzig are seen as the overwhelming favourite for the tie, and the bookmakers are expecting Tedesco’s side to make the most of their home advantage and take a lead into the second leg.

Although both sides will be missing players, the absence of both Morelos and Roofe only make Rangers’ task that much harder.

UK
(Sky Bet)
USA
(DraftKings)
Canada
(Sports Interaction)
RB Leipzig win 1/3 -300 1.31
Draw 15/4 +425 5.29
Rangers win 15/2 +900 9.00
Over/Under 2.5 Goals 4/6 -150 / +120 1.66 / 2.19
Both teams to score (Yes/No) 1/1 +100 / -130 1.99 / 1.65

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