Watch a Braga v Leicester City live stream, BT Sport, Thursday 26 November, 17.55pm BST
Leicester will be looking to bounce back from Sunday’s loss to Liverpool when they take on Braga on Thursday.
Brendan Rodgers’ side were well beaten by his former employers at Anfield, succumbing to a 3-0 defeat when a victory would have taken them to the top of the Premier League. There is certainly no shame in being outclassed by a team of Liverpool’s quality, but Rodgers will nevertheless want to see a reaction from his players in Portugal.
Leicester fell away in the second half of last season, dropping out of the Champions League qualification spots and ultimately finishing fifth in the Premier League. If there was a slight tinge of disappointment at being in the Europa League, the Foxes have not shown it so far in 2020/21. With nine points from nine, Leicester sit top of Group G at the halfway stage and will qualify for the knockout rounds with victory on Thursday.
Braga were thrashed 4-0 by Leicester last time out, but prior victories over AEK Athens and Zorya Luhansk leave them in second place in the group. Avoiding defeat here would serve as a major boost to their chances of progression, but Braga will need to deliver a much-improved display from the one they produced at the King Power Stadium earlier this month.
Leicester will again have to make do without Caglar Soyuncu, Ricardo Pereira, Wilfred Ndidi, Timothy Castagne and Daniel Amartey for the trip to Portugal. Dennis Praet is pushing for a recall after beginning Sunday’s game on the bench, while Hamza Choudhury, Cengiz Under and Kelechi Iheanacho will hope to benefit from Rodgers’ probable rotation.
Leicester’s early displays in the competition have shown that they intend to take the Europa League seriously this season. Securing a place in the round of 32 after four games would be a major achievement.
Kick-off is at 17.55pm GMT and the game is being shown on BT Sport 1 in the UK. See below for watching details where you are.
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Use a VPN to watch a Braga v Leicester City live stream from outside your country
We know, we know, this has crept up on you a bit. So what if you’ve organised a quick winter break and you’re out of the country for the first Champions League week of the season?
We can help. If you’re out of the country for this 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, and you’ll be blocked from watching.
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How to watch the Champions League live for UK subscribers
The only broadcaster with rights for the Champions League in the UK this is BT Sport, which will show every single game from the group stage, knockout rounds and final.
BT Sport is available is free for new BT broadband and TV customers, £6 a month for existing customers and from £25 a month for current Sky TV customers. Subscribers can use the BT Sport app or BTSport.com to watch on their mobile or PC streaming service.
How to watch the Champions League live for US subscribers
Champions League coverage is split between Turner Sports for English-language broadcast – with the majority of games shown for Bleacher Report Live subscribers – and Univision for Spanish broadcasts.
Bleacher Report Live costs $2.99 per game, $9.99 per month, or $79.99 per year.
Sort yourself out with a subscription, grab a VPN deal from further up the page, and watch Champions League football wherever you are.
How to watch the Champions League live for Canadian subscribers
The streaming platform DAZN has exclusive rights to the Champions League in Canada (and also shows the Premier League, the Championship, Europa League, Serie A, the EFL Cup, MLS and the J-League). They’re offering a one-month free trial, followed by a rolling $20-a-month or annual subscription of $150.
DAZN supports iOS and Android phones and tablets, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Chromecast, Apple TV and a gaggle of Smart TVs.
To keep up-to-date with what’s going on in the football world, scroll back up the page and get yourself VPN.
How to watch the Champions League live for Australian subscribers
Good news for fans of the round ball game Down Under, as Optus – who also show every single game of the Premier League season – have exclusive rights on the Champions League. There are various deals available for existing customers to add football to their package, but you can now get Optus Sport for just $14.99 a month for non-subscribers.
It’s available via the Fetch TV box, your Xbox console, or from compatible streaming devices such as phones or tablets supporting iOS and Google Play, plus Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Chromecast.
Check out our VPN advice to watch the game when you’re away from Australia.
How to watch the Champions League live for New Zealand subscribers
Sky Sport 7 beIN Sports is the catchily-named channel all football lovers in New Zealand will need this season.
As well the Champions League, it also shows the Spanish, German, Italian, Scottish and French leagues, as well as the Championship, FA Cup, EFL Cup and Copa Libertadores. Oh, and major international tournaments like the World Cup and next year’s European Championships too.
To get all that, Sky Sport subscriptions start at $31.99 a month – but with a VPN from one of the deals above, you’ll still be able to log in and watch it wherever you are in the world.
Who are the favourites for the Champions League?
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are the favourites with most bookies to win their first ever Champions League title, with Barcelona generally considered the likeliest team to overcome them. Reigning champions Liverpool are third favourites, just ahead of the next cluster which includes Real Madrid, Juventus, PSG, Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid and Tottenham.
Who are the favourites for Champions League top scorer?
You will be shocked to learn that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are considered the two strong favourites to end the season as Champions League top scorer, with Juve’s Portuguese forward just pipping the Barca attacker to top spot.
Behind them comes Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling, Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and PSG’s Kylian Mbappe.
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