Rangers will hope to continue their bright start to the season when they begin their Europa League group stage adventure against Lyon.
The Gers were disappointingly dumped out of their first Champions League campaign since 2010/11 by Malmo following two miserable qualifying defeats earlier in the summer.
After falling into the Europa League for 2021/22, fans will hope their team can turn up the style in Group A alongside this week’s opponents – Lyon, Sparta Prague and Brondby.
Steven Gerrard boasts an impressive record on the continent with Rangers having steered them to two consecutive Round of 16 berths.
Rangers sit top of the Scottish Premiership after five games with four wins to their name, while Lyon sit seventh in Ligue 1 after a mixed start to the campaign.
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When is Rangers v Lyon?
Rangers v Lyon will take place on Thursday 16th September 2021.
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What time is kick-off?
Rangers v Lyon will kick off at 8pm.
There are numerous Europa League games taking place this week, plus Rennes v Tottenham in the Europa Conference League.
What TV channel is Rangers v Lyon on?
The game will be shown live on BT Sport 3 from 7:45pm.
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How to live stream Rangers v Lyon online
You can watch the match with a BT Sport monthly pass without signing up to a contract.
Regular subscribers can also stream matches via the BT Sport website or BT Sport app on a variety of devices including laptops, smartphones and tablets.
Rangers v Lyon team news
Rangers predicted XI: McLaughlin; Tavernier, Balogun, Helander, Barisic; Kamara, Davis, Aribo; Roofe, Morelos, Kent
Lyon predicted XI: Lopes; Gusto, Denayer, Diomande, Emerson; Guimaraes, Caqueret; Paqueta, Aouar, Toko Ekambi; Slimani
Rangers v Lyon odds
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Our prediction: Rangers v Lyon
The Europa League boasts plenty of teams with the calibre of squad capable of plying their trade in the Champions League. Lyon are one of them.
Lyon defeated Manchester City 3-1 in the quarter-finals of the 2019/20 Champions League before falling to Bayern Munich in the semi-finals. That season was curtailed, meaning they missed out on European football last term.
However, Lyon finished fourth – just seven points shy of PSG – in Ligue 1 during 2020/21 and are expected to go well again.
Simply, they are one of the favourites to go all the way in the Europa League. An organised Rangers display could fend off the French side but it would take a mighty effort to halt them from victory.