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Braga vs Rangers: TV channel, live stream, team news and preview

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Rangers are here to maintain their excellent run in the Europa League this week when they visit the Portuguese side Braga Thursday.

The Glasgow side were beaten 2-1 by rivals Celtic at the weekend, ending their hopes of retaining their Premiership title.

Braga are also out of contention for their domestic league title, but both sides can still finish the campaign strong if they manage to keep their dreams of European success alive.

ahead of the game, GOAL brings you everything you need to know, including how to watch, team news, odds and more.

Braga vs Rangers TV channel, live stream and how to watch

BTSport 2 watch Braga vs Rangers live on TV in the UK (UK) and the game can also be streamed live online using the BT Sport player.

News from the Braga team and team

Jean-Baptiste Gorby and Roger Fernandes have been missing since February and are not expected to return for the home game against Rangers.

Nuno Sequeira is still out with a cruciate ligament rupture.

Starting XI planned for Braga: Matheus, Oliveira, Tormena, Carmo, Silva, Horta, Musrati, Gomes, Medeiros, Ruiz, Horta

Rangers News and Team

Ianis Hagi is recovering from a cruciate ligament injury faster than expected, but this tie still comes far too soon for him.

Alfredo Morelos is still out with an injury he suffered on international duty and will miss the rest of the season.

Starting XI planned for Rangers: McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Balogun, Bassey, Jack, Lundstram, Ramsey, Aribo, Roofe, Kent

Odds and betting tips

Braga are the favorites to win the Europa League first leg against 13/10 (2.3) with bet365. AT 2/1 (3.0) to win, Rangers are the underdogs and a draw is 10/23 (3.3).

Ricardo Horta is the cheapest player to score the first goal in 4/1 (5.0)while his teammate Vitinha is 9/2 (5.5).

Rangers Star Sakala Fashion East 5/1 (6.0) and Kemar Roofe is 11/2 (6.5).

Recent results & form

Rangers are looking to bounce back with a win in Europe after being beaten at home by Old Firm rivals Celtic on Sunday.

The result puts them six points behind the Premiership leaders and effectively puts the league title beyond their grasp.

However, they can still do the double this season as they remain in Europa League and Scottish Cup contention.

Braga, however, won’t be easy as they showed by beating Benfica 3-2 at home this weekend.

The Portuguese side have been strong in their home stadium this season and will be confident of a positive result in the first leg against Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side.

Ratings correct at time of writing. 18+.