Benfica vs Rangers: How to watch, live stream, prediction, team news and Europa League line-ups

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When is it and what time is kick-off?

The match kicks off at 17.55 on Thursday 5 November.

How can I watch it online and on TV?

The game will be broadcast on BT Sport 3 with coverage beginning at 17.30.

What is the team news?

Alexis Grimaldo is set to miss out for Benfica after suffering an ankle sprain last week, while Jean-Clair Todibo remains a doubt. Andre Almeida is also expected to be absent. 

Nikola Katic is Rangers’ only absence, with Steven Gerrard having virtually a full squad at his disposal for the fixture. 

Predicted line-ups

Benfica: Vlachodimos; Goncalves, Otamendi, Vertonghen, Tavares; Pizzi, Pires, Taraabt, Everton; Seferovic, Waldschmidt

Rangers: McGregor; Tavernier, Goldson, Helander, Barisic; Arfield, Jack, Kamara; Itten, Morelos, Kent

Prediction

It promises to be a difficult night for Rangers, with Benfica in tremendous form in Europe. However, after their slip-up against Boavista, Steven Gerrard’s side may sense a weakness in their opposition. The Scots are firm underdogs, but could just about cause an upset. Benfica 1-2 Rangers

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