Football Predictions

Braga vs Rangers predictions, live stream options & confirmed line-ups

By Mohamed Moallim

Published: 17:07, 26 February 2020

Braga will be looking to overturn a 3-2 deficit in their Europa League round-of-32 second leg meeting with Rangers at home on Wednesday.

Due to Porto welcoming Bayer Leverkusen this week at the Estádio do Dragão, which is situated around 45 minutes away from Braga, Uefa offered the club an option to play a day earlier, which they accepted.

Steven Gerrard’s men are seeking to defend their slender lead and reach the round-of-16 for the first time since 2011, but can the Gers repel what should be a relentless Braga onslaught?

Read on for our preview of Braga vs Rangers, including predictions, team news and TV coverage information.

When is Braga vs Rangers and where can I watch live?

Competition: Europa League

Venue: Estádio Municipal de Braga

Date: Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Kick-off: 5:00 PM (UK time)

TV coverage (UK): BT Sport 3

Online & live stream options: UK audiences with a BT Sport subscription can watch online or live stream through their app.

Form guide

Braga (WLWDW)

23 February 2020: Braga 3-1 Vitória Setúbal (Primeira Liga)

20 February 2020: Rangers 3-2 Braga (Europa League)

15 February 2020: Benfica 0-1 Braga (Primeira Liga)

08 February 2020: Braga 2-2 Gil Vicente (Primeira Liga)

02 February 2020: Braga 1-0 Sporting CP (Primeira Liga)

Rangers (DWWLW)

23 February 2020: St. Johnstone 2-2 Rangers (Scottish Premiership)

20 February 2020: Rangers 3-2 Sporting Braga (Europa League)

16 February 2020: Rangers 1-0 Livingston (Scottish Premiership)

12 February 2020: Kilmarnock 2-1 Rangers (Scottish Premiership)

08 February 2020: Hamilton Academical 1-4 Rangers (Scottish Cup)

Ones to watch

Braga: Galeno

Given how the game is currently poised, expect Braga to start on the front foot. Rúben Amorim is expected to field an attacking lineup and so the onus will be on their forward players to step up. Someone who has put in a shift this season is left-winger Galeno, considering he came off the bench at Rangers last week, the Brazilian forward may feel he’s got a point to prove.

Key stat: Galeno has created more goals than any other Braga player in the Europa League this season (four).

Rangers: Ianis Hagi

Ianis Hagi, son of the legendary Romanian ‘number ten’ Gheorghe, truly announced himself at Ibrox — where he’s on loan from Belgian outfit Genk — last week as his brace ensured Rangers head into the second leg with a lead. With leading marksman Alfredo Morelos absent the pressure falls even further on his young shoulders.

Key stat: Ianis Hagi has scored three goals across his opening seven matches for Rangers in all competitions.

Team news

Braga

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Rangers

Squawka prediction

Rangers have scored in each of their previous three Europa League away trips since qualifying for this season’s competition. However, each of their four goals were scored by Morelos, who misses out giving Braga one less problem to worry about. The Portuguese side have been prolific at home and we expect them to progress at the Glaswegian side’s expense.

Scoreline prediction: Braga 2-0 Rangers

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