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RB Leipzig vs Rangers: Europa League preview

The fact Giovanni van Bronckhorst has continued the kind of European coups Steven Gerrard managed to pull off during his time at the club has probably saved him from further league scrutiny.

Still, there remains a slight hope of overtaking Celtic in the Scottish Premiership before Sunday’s Old Firm and a positive result in Germany this evening would move to take the pressure off that game.

Leipzig, however, look a level above anything Rangers have faced before in this campaign.

Borussia Dortmund may well be a bigger name but their Bundesliga rivals have turned a corner since sacking Jesse Marsch and boast perhaps the Europa League’s standout player in Christopher Nkunku.

Here’s everything you need to know about tonight’s game…

Date, kick-off time and venue

RB Leipzig vs Rangers is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off time tonight, Thursday April 28, 2022.

The Red Bull Arena in Leipzig will host the contest.

Where to watch RB Leipzig vs Rangers

TV channel: In the UK, RB Leipzig vs Rangers will be broadcast live on BT Sport 2. Coverage begins at 7pm.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will also be able to watch the match online via the BT Sport website or app.

RB Leipzig vs Rangers team news

Aaron Ramsey, Kemar Roofe and Alfredo Morelos are all set to miss out for Rangers, meaning Fashion Sakala will likely lead the line.

Elsewhere, John Lundstram, Joe Aribo and Ryan Kent are all sure to come back into the starting XI alongside Calvin Bassey. Ianis Hagi and Filip Helander are also out.

For Leipzig, Willi Orban, Mohamed Simakan and Kevin Kampl are all injured. Dani Olmo is in line to start and Andre Silva looks set to lead the attack.

RB Leipzig vs Rangers prediction

Only Dortmund and Bayern Munich have won more often at home in the Bundesliga than Leipzig this season, making Rangers’ task extremely difficult.

Leipzig to win, 2-0.

Head to head (h2) history and results

The two teams have never met before in competitive action.

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