RANGERS continue their Europa League journey with a tricky trip to face Oporto.Steven Gerrard’s side are riding high within the Scottish office however are trying to hit back from defeat against Young Boys in their last European clash.
Porto also are returning into this one off a loss and already this sounds like a pivotal game in group G with the loser caudated off.
Sergio Conceicao’s men did not record back to back wins in cluster G once Feyenoord done a shock 2-0 triumph in their last clash on the road.
Despite registering four makes an attempt not off course in this latter match-up,
the hosts were aloof from clinical in every of their efforts and ultimately came back home empty-handed.
Nevertheless, Porto are a force to reckon with, within the comforts of their home. The squad haven’t been at the losing finish in any of their last 5 games here.
it’s conjointly price mentioning that the Portuguese outfit have admitted defeat simply thrice reception since the beginning of this year.
With all four groups level on points within the table, FC Porto can ought to accept nothing but the win if they’re to climb up the ladder in the week.
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Rangers vs FC Porto Team News
Porto are set to welcome back striker Moussa Marega once 3 weeks out harmed,
whereas Rangers’ Ryan Kent may create a eu come back once his comeback against Hearts last weekend.
As they were taking part in a third-tier part-time side at the weekend,
Sérgio Conceição created wholesale changes for the trip to Estádio Municipal Jorge Sampaio at the weekend.
Argentina international Agustín Marchesín are going to be back in goal once twenty year previous Diogo Costa was given a rare begin within the cup.
Former most wanted Iker Casillas has not vie since last season once he suffered a heart scare in April however is hopeful of taking part in once more at some purpose this season.
In defence, another former Champions League winner with Real Madrid Pepe can begin aboard Iván Marcano.
Wilson Manafá and Alex Telles specially area unit offensive full-backs and can give a threat from wide areas.
As for Rangers, despite a really underwhelming and toothless show in Gorgie on Sunday, Steven Gerrard isn’t expected to form too several changes.
As always, Allan McGregor are going to be in goal trying to feature to his eleven clean sheets in eighteen appearances this season.
In defence, despite some suspect performances recently, captain James Tavernier can keep his place at right-back.
Nikola Katić, Connor Goldson and Borna Barišić can still form up a really settled back four.
Ryan Jack incomprehensible the weekend draw through injury however is anticipated to be back certain this one.
He’s possible to hitch Steven Davis and astronaut Kamara in eye with Joe Aribo the one to miss out.
Scott Arfield can keep his place on one wing however there’ll be a modification on the opposite.
Ryan Kent has solely started once since connexion Rangers for good in August however is back from injury and will be within the XI for this one.
Rangers vs FC Porto H2H
The two sides have antecedently met one another double, the last of that finished during a 1-1 draw, back in 2012.
Their solely different clash witnessed Rangers edge it past FC Porto with a 3-2 triumph.
Live stream details and TV channel information
The match will be televised live on BT Sport 2, and can be streamed live online via the BT app and website.
You can follow all the action and analysis on NewGersy Sport’s LIVE blog,
with expert analysis from Simon Collings and James Olley at the Emirates.
Rangers vs FC Porto
8:00pm Thursday 7th November