Braga vs Rangers
Date: Wednesday, 26 February 2020
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Estádio Municipal de Braga (Braga).
After an exhilarating first leg, the teams meet at the Estádio Municipal de Braga, to complete the two-part story. The two away goals scored, and the home advantage for this second leg should be hugely beneficial to Braga, but the fighting spirit of the Rangers were on full display in the first leg. Likely, expect a goal-fest this Wednesday.
Braga vs Rangers Head-to-head (h2h)
- Only once have these two teams met on the pitch, and it was just the last week, in the first leg of this tie. In the extremely competitive fixture, Rangers recorded a 3-2 comeback win at home.
Braga vs Rangers Match Preview
The first leg proved to be one of the best clashes of the round. Rangers had the home advantage, and they were put under early pressure by the guests.
Within eleven minutes on the clock, Braga had found the back of the net. But the joy was short-lived, as the team was forced to make a substitution in the next minute.
Things stood pretty stead then till the half time. After the break though, matters got out of hand – precisely after the one-hour mark.
Braga scored once again in the 60th minute, to really threaten to wrap up the result in the first leg itself. However, the Rangers were just getting started.
Seven minutes later, they scored their first goal, and cut down the lead. Another seven minutes later Rangers scored again, and equalized the scoreline.
Braga tried their best to put down the attempt for the comeback, but the hosts were just too determined.
Going on, one more period of seven minutes later, the Rangers found their third and the winning goal of the game.
While Braga did dominate proceedings for a very long time, and showcased their talent on the pitch, the team was unable to deal with the pressure exerted by the hosts. Moreover, the comeback win will surely have given the Scottish outfit loads of confidence, and this surely will reflect in the second leg.
Braga vs Rangers Prediction
Braga trail 2-3 in aggregate scoreline, and they will be forced to find a goal in order to progress to the next round. This desperation could be utilized by the guests, as spaces will be left at the back by the Portuguese outfit, as they become more tense about equalizing the scoreline.
All the Rangers will have to do is defend well, and try to capitalize on the mistakes of the hosts. Likely, we can count on them to score at least once this Wednesday.
However, do note that Braga come from the prestigious Primeira Liga, and that they have the home advantage as well. Moreover, this whole season, the team has lost just twice at home, and one of these had come against reigning Portuguese champions, Benfica.
On the other hand, Rangers have struggled a bit on the road recently. In fact, they have a total of one win from their last four away fixtures, and they conceded twice or more in three of their last four games away from home.
Considering these observations, it’s adjudged that the hosts Braga should win at least one half of the match.
Braga vs Rangers Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.90 (9/10)
Braga to Win Either Half @ 1.50 (1/2).