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Braga vs Rangers FC Prediction: Europa League Match on 26.02.2020

Braga vs Rangers FC Prediction: Europa League Match on 26.02.2020

The Europa League will once again be the centre of attention this week, as one of the most entertaining first legs must reach its conclusion. Rangers will be hoping to upset the odds as they travel to Portugal looking to navigate their way past Braga.

Match Preview

Braga have enjoyed an excellent season this term, but their very best chance in the domestic league is finishing third behind Porto and Benfica. They are 16 points away from the league leaders in Portugal, which means they will be prioritising the Europa League for the remainder of the season. They were handed a setback in that mission for European success in the first leg with Rangers, as they suffered a 3-2 defeat.

The Portuguese side would have been wondering how they didn’t come away with the win in that fixture as they led 2-0 after an hour. Fransergio put the visitors ahead, before Abel Ruiz doubled the lead. However, Rangers came back fighting in that fixture and pulled themselves level after goals from Ianis Hagi and Joe Aribo.

Hagi went on to score the winner for the Gers with eight minutes remaining, but the cards are still stacked against Steven Gerrard’s side. The Portuguese side needs just one goal to progress in the tie, while Rangers will have to either win or draw. The Gers domestic form has been weak over recent weeks as they have won just twice in their past five. They will go into this fixture having drawn their last game 2-2 against St Johnstone. Florian Kamberi and Aribo scored for the Gers, but they were denied the three points as Stevie May fired home with ten minutes remaining. They will need to be much better defensively if they are to have any chance against Braga in Portugal.

Head To Head

This will only be the second meeting between these two sides. The first meeting was their first leg last week, which was won 3-2 by Rangers.

Braga Team News

The home side will be without Wallace, Eduardo and Vitor Tormena for the visit of Rangers.

Rangers Team News

Jermaine Defoe will once again be missing for the Gers. Meanwhile, Borna Barisic, Glenn Middleton and Filip Helander will also be missing for the crucial tie.

Braga vs Rangers FC Prediction

If this second leg is anything like the first, then it could be a very enticing game for the neutrals. However, it is hard to see Rangers keeping a clean sheet, which means Braga will progress.

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