Rangers vs Ajax live stream, match preview, team news and kick-off time for the Champions League clash

Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst reacts during the UEFA Champions League match between Napoli and Rangers on 26 October, 2022 at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, Naples, Italy
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Rangers vs Ajax live stream, Tuesday 1 November, 8pm BST, BT Sport

Rangers vs Ajax live stream and match preview

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Rangers (opens in new tab) have little but pride to play for as their disappointing Champions League campaign comes to a close against Ajax (opens in new tab) at Ibrox on Tuesday night.

The Glasgow giants have lost all five of their matches in the competition so far, with 19 goals conceded and only one scored.

Ajax and Rangers sit third and fourth respectively in Group A, with both teams having lost home and away to Napoli (opens in new tab) and Liverpool (opens in new tab) since their meeting in Amsterdam on September 7. The Dutch champions won that match 4-0 and will play in the Europa League next season unless Rangers defeat them by at least four goals while scoring at least five.

Rangers beat Aberdeen 4-1 on Saturday and are four points behind fierce rivals Celtic in the Scottish Premiership – but their European campaign has been a big anti-climax after last season’s impressive run to the Europa League final and Tuesday’s match is at least an opportunity to finish on a high.

"It would be disappointing not to get any points," manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst said on Monday. "We're still not at the same level as Ajax but we are developing. That's the way it is. The players overall are from a higher level, their budget is high. We cannot compare ourselves with Ajax, but we can compete with them on the day and especially at Ibrox."

The hosts have John Lundstram suspended for this game, but fellow midfielder Glen Kamara is available again after injury. Defenders Ben Davies and Ridvan Yilmaz miss out after coming off against Aberdeen on Saturday.

Ajax have nine wins from their 11 games in the Eredivisie this season and lead the competition by a point from PSV, having played one fewer fixture than their title rivals.

The Amsterdam club had the luxury of a weekend off prior to the trip to Glasgow; they've not played since their 3-0 defeat at home to Liverpool last Wednesday.

Young midfielder Mohamed Ihattaren has been sidelined all season, but head coach Alfred Schreuder has an otherwise fully fit squad for Tuesday’s game in Glasgow.

Line-ups

Rangers (4-2-3-1)

1 McGregor; 2 Tavernier, 38 King, 19 Sands, 31 Barisic; 37 Arfield, 10 Davis; 30 Sakala, 71 Tillman, 14 Kent; 9 Colak

Substitutes: 17 Matondo, 18 Kamara, 20 Morelos, 23 Wright, 28 McCrorie, 33 McLaughlin, 44 Devine, 49 Fraser, 51 Lowry, 60 Allan

Ajax (4-3-3)

22 Pasveer; 19 Sánchez, 2 Timber, 3 Bassey, 5 Wijndal; 23 Berghuis, 4 Álvarez, 8 Taylor; 7 Bergwijn, 20 Kudus, 10 Tadic

Substitutes: 1 Stekelenburg, 6 Klaassen, 9 Brobbey, 11 Ocampos, 13 Kaplan, 15 Rensch, 16 Gorter, 17 Blind, 18 Lucca, 21 Grillitsch, 29 Magallán, 35 Fernandes da Conceição

Form

Rangers: WWDLW

Ajax: WLWWL

Referee

Glenn Nyberg of Sweden will be the referee for Rangers vs Ajax.

Stadium

Rangers vs Ajax will be played at Ibrox.

Elsewhere in the group

The night's other Group A game between Liverpool and Napoli kicks off simultaneously.

Kick-off and channel

Kick-off is at 8pm BST on Tuesday 1 November and the game is being shown live on BT Sport 4 (opens in new tab) in the UK. See below for international broadcast options.

VPN guide

Use a VPN to watch Champions League football from outside your country

If you’re out of the country for a round of Champions League fixtures, then annoyingly your domestic on-demand services won’t work – the broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!). You'll be blocked from watching it, which is not ideal if you’ve paid up for a subscription and still want to catch the action without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.

But assistance is on hand. To get around that, all you have to do is get a Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and t'internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and won't automatically block the service you've paid for. All the info going between is entirely encrypted – and that's a result.

There are plenty of good-value options out there, including:

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International TV rights

• UK: BT Sport (opens in new tab) – which you can get with a non-subscription £25 monthly pass (opens in new tab)
• USA: Paramount Plus (opens in new tab) – plans start at $4.99 a month (opens in new tab) with a seven day free trial
• Canada: DAZN (opens in new tab) – which you can get with a non-subscription $24.99 monthly pass (opens in new tab)
• Australia: Stan Sport (opens in new tab) – this is from $20 a month (opens in new tab) (including a $10 Stan basic subscription) and comes with a seven day free trial
• New Zealand: Spark Sport (opens in new tab) – a subscription is $24.99 a month (opens in new tab), with a seven day free trial

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