Braga vs. Rangers time, TV channel, stream, betting odds for UEFA Europa League quarter-final
Giovanni van Bronckhorst will hope his side can maintain their free-scoring form in the Europa League when they travel to Sporting Braga in the first leg of their quarter-final tie on Thursday.
The reigning Scottish Premiership champions have got past Borussia Dortmund and Red Star Belgrade in the knockout stages so far, with 10 goals scored in the process.
Van Bronckhorst’s men have relied on strong starts to get them through those respective ties, winning 4-2 at Dortmund and 3-0 at home to Red Star in the first legs, and they will look to do it again at their Portuguese Primeira Liga hosts.
But Braga, managed by former Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal, come into the match full of confidence after winning 3-2 at home to Benfica on April 1, with Vitor Oliveira getting the winner 11 minutes from time.
How to watch Braga vs. Rangers
|Date||April 7||April 7||April 7||April 8|
|Time||20:00||15:00 ET||15:00 ET||06:00 AET|
|TV channel||BT Sport 2||–||–||–|
|Streaming||BT Sport||Paramount+||DAZN||Stan Sport|
In the US, Spanish-language coverage of the Europa League is available on fuboTV, which also offers a free trial to new subscribers.
In Canada, every Europa League game streams live on DAZN.
Braga vs. Rangers predicted lineups
Sitting 4th in the league, and nine points behind Benfica in 3rd place, Braga’s best hope of qualifying for next season’s Champions League is to lift the Europa League trophy in Seville in May.
So Carvalhal will go with his strongest side against Rangers, looking to Oliveira and Iuri Medeiros to repeat their heroics that surprised Benfica last week.
Braga predicted lineup (3-5-2): Matheus (GK) — P Oliveira, Carmo, Tomena — Couta, A Horta, Musrati, Gomes, R Horta — Mederios, V Oliveira
📸 GALLERY: Preparing for Braga 🇵🇹#UEL
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) April 6, 2022
Goals until now have not been a problem for Rangers in the Europa League, with 16 scored so far, but if they are going to go on and win the competition they are going to have to do it without Alfredo Morelos.
The Colombian striker suffered a thigh injury during the World Cup qualifiers and the problem has ruled him out for the rest of the season.
Morelos has scored five times in the Europa League, so Kemar Roofe will really need to step up in his absence.
Rangers predicted lineup (4-4-2): McGregor (GK) — Tavernier, Bassey, Goldson, Balogun — Lundstram, Jack, Ramsey, Aribo — Kent, Roofe
Braga vs. Rangers betting odds
Home form has been the key to Braga’s run to the quarter-finals, with the team unbeaten at the Estadio Municipal de Braga in the competition this season.
They have won both their knockout home ties 2-0, against FC Sheriff and Monaco, and Carvalhal’s men will be out for more of the same on Thursday.
Rangers will not be intimidated by Braga, having scored four away at Dortmund in February, so expect both goalkeepers to have a busy evening.
All of the knockout ties involving Rangers have had at least three goals in them.
|Over 2.5 Goals||8/11||+110||2.05|
|Both Teams to Score||8/11||-130||1.75|