Rangers vs Braga
Date: Thursday, 20 February 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Ibrox Stadium (Glasgow).
Rangers are without a doubt a force to reckon with, in their own backyard. With home advantage in their arsenal, count on the hosts to deny Braga of a win, come Thursday.
Rangers vs Braga Head to head (h2h)
These two sides have not previously locked horns with each other.
Rangers vs Braga Prediction
Rangers finished second fiddle to FC Porto in Group G, albeit by a point. The hosts stumbled just once throughout the group stages and deservedly booked their berth in the next round after Young Boys came up short by one point.
It is also worth mentioning that the home team are in fine form at the moment. Steven Gerrard’s men have been at the losing end in just two of their past ten games on the trot. That too, in all competitions.
On the other hand, Braga emerged as the table toppers in their respective group. The guests were the only side to remain unbeaten in their clashes. Impressively, they also dropped points just twice in the process, garnering fourteen points from a possible eighteen.
However, it needs saying that their foes for the week have been a confident bunch on home soil this term. In fact, they have not admitted defeat at this stadium since their 2-0 loss to Celtic, way back in September.
Admirably, they even took down Portuguese outfit FC Porto with two unanswered goals to their name in one of those matchups.
To make matters worse for the visitors, the home team have failed to pick up the win in just one of their previous seven games here. As such, with home advantage at hand, Rangers are likely to be the ones securing bragging rights this week.
However, the guests have not been at the losing end in any of their outings since the start of the new year. Taking into account that Braga have also come out on top in each of their past three trips across Europe, back a draw no bet just to be on the safer side.
Furthermore, the visiting contingent have been scoring goals at will in their clashes on the road lately. They have found the back of the net two times or more in all but one of their last five fixtures away from home.
Hence, although a win is out of the equation, it certainly safe to count on Braga to bag an away goal in this one.
Rangers vs Braga Betting tips
Draw no bet: Rangers @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both teams to score @ 1.80 (4/5).