Tip Rangers – SC Braga
Both Rangers and Sporting Braga are coming from wins ahead of their quarter final return clash in the Europa League, hosted by Rangers in Glasgow. Rangers trail 1-0 coming from the first leg but having warmed up for this with a 4-0 win over St. Mirren, they will be looking to make the most of their home advantage. At the same time, an improvement from three losses in five will be high on their agenda. They have just one clean sheet in the last five matches but failed to score in just one in that run – the 1-0 loss to Braga away. Rangers have a good home run ahead of this game, losing just once in the last 14 and winning 11. In the Europa League, they are unbeaten in the last four, winning three.
Sporting Braga are on a great run coming into this game; four straight wins and a five-game unbeaten run. They’ve lost just once in their last 10 matches and going into this game they know they just need a draw to advance so they’ll be looking to do well defensively. They have excelled in that department in the last two games, keeping straight clean sheets. After their 1-0 win over Rangers, they followed up with another clean sheet in the 1-0 win over Vizela in their domestic league. They are also unbeaten in their last five away matches but in the Europa League they’ve struggled on the road. In the last five away matches in this competition, Braga have managed just one win, lost three and kept one clean sheet.
Key points Rangers – SC Braga
Braga are unbeaten in their last five matches.
Rangers are unbeaten in the last four home matches in Europa League.
Braga have three losses in five away matches in the Europa League.
Rangers have suffered just one loss in 14 home matches.
In the last five matches, Rangers have only failed to score in one.
ConclusionRANGERS – SC BRAGA
Braga have a slim advantage going into this game and here they travel to a very tough away venue. The Portuguese side hasn’t done very well away from home in this competition, as they meet a Rangers side unbeaten in the last four home matches in the Europa League. Back Rangers to win here.