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Rangers vs Braga betting tips: Europa League quarter-final second leg preview, predictions and odds

Rangers vs Braga betting tips: Europa League quarter-final second leg preview, predictions and odds
Glasgow Rangers
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Carmo, David
Fale, Miguel Maria Mariano
Arfield, Scott
Sakala, Fashion
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Castro, Andre
Gorby, Jean-Baptiste
Roofe, Kemar
Arfield, Scott
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Medeiros, Iuri
Roofe, Kemar
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Al Musrati
Lucas Mineiro
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Horta, Andre
Barisic, Borna
Balogun, Leon
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Roofe, Kemar
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Carmo, David
Ramsey, Aaron
Wright, Scott
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Jack, Ryan
Kamara, Glen
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Gomes, Rodrigo
Medeiros, Iuri
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Ruiz, Abel
Carvalho, Vu00edtor
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Horta, Andre
Moura, Francisco
Tavernier, James
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Tormena, Vitor
Tavernier, James
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Rangers have won six of seven two-legged ties against Portuguese clubs, including each of the last five. The Gers have only lost four of their last 31 European home games, although two of these came this season. Braga have lost six of their last ten away games in the Europa League, including a defeat at Ibrox in 2020. 

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Rangers to qualify for the semi-finals is 11/8.

Rangers to win and both teams to score NO is 21/10.

Kemar Roofe scored a hat-trick on Sunday against St Mirren. He is 4/1 to break the deadlock and 11/8 to score anytime.

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Rangers vs Braga betting tips: Europa League quarter-final second leg preview, predictions and odds

BRAGA, PORTUGAL – FEBRUARY 26: Ryan Kent of Rangers FC celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg match between Sporting Braga and Rangers FC at Estadio Municipal de Braga on February 26, 2020 in Braga, Portugal. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

After a narrow defeat at Estádio Municipal de Braga, can Rangers turn this tie around, roared on by 50,000 supporters at Ibrox?

A week ago, it’s fair to say that Braga were the better side and, after having a goal disallowed by VAR, they deservedly took the lead on the stroke of half time.

Yan Couto’s cross found its way to Abel Ruiz who cooly stroked it beyond the reach of Allan McGregor.

Then, until the final minute or two, Rangers rarely threatened, thereby departing Northern Portugal defeated, although only narrowly.

As these two reconvene in Glasgow, who will be celebrating a semi-final spot?

Braga’s biggest moment in Europe, to date, came 11 years ago when they reached the Europa League Final, losing 1-0 to local-rivals Porto in Dublin.

In the knockout stages this season, Os Arcebispos have overcome FC Sheriff Tiraspol on penalties, before a more comfortable victory over Monaco.

Domestically, Carlos Carvalhal’s side sit fourth in the Primeira Liga following Sunday’s 1-0 victory at F.C. Vizela.

The Arsenalistas’ European run was ended by Rangers two years ago, but they’re in a solid position now to avenge that defeat.

Rangers meanwhile have beaten Borussia Dortmund and then Crvena zvezda in the knockout stages so far.

The latter was their third successive appearance in the round of 16 ,but their first victory at that juncture since 2008 when they were UEFA Cup runners-up.

So, despite being a goal down, Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side will very much believe they still have a fantastic opportunity to reach the last four.

Will Ibrox be celebrating a famous victory or will it be Braga who are facing RB Leipzig or Atlanta in the semi-finals?

Rangers team news

Rangers vs Braga betting tips: Europa League quarter-final second leg preview, predictions and odds

DORTMUND, GERMANY – FEBRUARY 17: Alfredo Morelos celebrates after scoring his team’s goal during the UEFA Europa League Knockout Round between Borussia Dortmund and Rangers at Signal-Iduna-Park on February 17, 2022 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Alex Gottschalk/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

Talisman Alfredo Morelos is out for the rest of the season after sustaining an injury away with Colombia last month.

Following his hat-trick at St Mirren on Sunday, Kemar Roofe seems the most likely contender to lead the line.

In behind, Aaron Ramsey played the first half in Paisley having not even got off the bench in Portugal last Thursday.

However, he’ll surely start this one, seeking his third goal for Rangers, with Ryan Kent, who scored the winner in Braga in 2020, on the left-wing.

On the other flank, any of Fashion Sakala, Scott Wright, Amad or Scott Arfield could get the nod in that position.

Leon Balogun hobbled off in during the first leg so was then an unused substitute at the weekend, ensuring he’ll be ready for this one.

He’ll return to a settled back-line that’ll also feature Connor Goldson, James Tavernier and Calvin Bassey.

Allan McGregor will make his 104th appearance in UEFA club competition, seeking his 43rd clean sheet.

Braga team news

Rangers vs Braga betting tips: Europa League quarter-final second leg preview, predictions and odds

TOPSHOT – Sporting Braga’s midfielder Ricardo Horta celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the UEFA Europa League football match between SC Braga and FC Sheriff at the Municipal stadium of Braga on February 24, 2022. (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA / AFP) (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP via Getty Images)

Carlos Carvalhal is without first-choice left-back Nuno Sequeira, meaning 18 year old Rodrigo Gomes could continue to deputise in that position.

On the other side Yan Couto, who’s on loan from Manchester City, was very impressive last week, setting up the only goal.

The Horta brothers, André and Ricardo, will both start in midfield; the captain, Ricardo, has scored 17 Europa League goals for Braga so far.

Abel Ruiz, who scored at Ibrox two years ago and then in the first leg, will continue to lead the line.

Glasgow Rangers vs SC Braga form
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Glasgow Rangers vs Heart of Midlothian FC - 2:0
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Eintracht Frankfurt vs Glasgow Rangers - 1:1
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Heart of Midlothian FC vs Glasgow Rangers - 1:3
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Glasgow Rangers vs Ross County FC - 4:1
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Glasgow Rangers vs Dundee United - 2:0
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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FC Famalicao vs SC Braga - 3:2
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SC Braga vs FC Arouca - 1:0
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Belenenses Lisbon vs SC Braga - 0:1
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SC Braga vs FC Porto - 1:0
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Estoril Praia vs SC Braga - 0:0
Last 5 games for Glasgow Rangers
May 21, 2022 Scottish Cup 21/22 Glasgow Rangers 2  - 0 Heart of Midlothian FC
May 18, 2022 UEFA Europa League 21/22 Eintracht Frankfurt 1  - 1 Glasgow Rangers
May 14, 2022 Premiership 21/22 Heart of Midlothian FC 1  - 3 Glasgow Rangers
May 11, 2022 Premiership 21/22 Glasgow Rangers 4  - 1 Ross County FC
May 8, 2022 Premiership 21/22 Glasgow Rangers 2  - 0 Dundee United
Last 5 games for SC Braga
May 15, 2022 Primeira Liga 21/22 FC Famalicao 3  - 2 SC Braga
May 8, 2022 Primeira Liga 21/22 SC Braga 1  - 0 FC Arouca
April 30, 2022 Primeira Liga 21/22 Belenenses Lisbon 0  - 1 SC Braga
April 25, 2022 Primeira Liga 21/22 SC Braga 1  - 0 FC Porto
April 18, 2022 Primeira Liga 21/22 Estoril Praia 0  - 0 SC Braga
Glasgow Rangers vs SC Braga UEFA Europa League 21/22 form
Glasgow Rangers SC Braga
17 Matches played 12
7 Matches won 6
155 Goal attempts 157
63 Shots on goal 59
64 Shots off goal 73
58 Corner kicks 73
41% Average ball possession 45%
28 Shots blocked 25
26 Cards given 20
208 Free kicks 170
22 Offsides 14
5 Shots on post 4
4 Shots on bar 3
23 Goals by foot 20
3 Goals by head 2
24 Goals scored 19
16 Goals conceded 15
Glasgow Rangers vs SC Braga statistics for most recent head to head matches
Glasgow Rangers SC Braga
4 Matches 4
2 Home Matches 2
2 Away Matches 2
7 Total Goals 4
1.75 Average Goals Scored 1
3 Wins 1
1 Losses 3
0 Draws 0
Last 5 games & match results between Glasgow Rangers and SC Braga
April 14, 2022 UEFA Europa League 21/22 Glasgow Rangers 3  - 1 SC Braga
April 7, 2022 UEFA Europa League 21/22 SC Braga 1  - 0 Glasgow Rangers
February 26, 2020 UEFA Europa League 19/20 SC Braga 0  - 1 Glasgow Rangers
February 20, 2020 UEFA Europa League 19/20 Glasgow Rangers 3  - 2 SC Braga

Scottish Premiership table:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 Aberdeen FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Celtic Glasgow 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Dundee United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Glasgow Rangers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Heart of Midlothian FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Hibernian FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Kilmarnock FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Livingston FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Motherwell FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Ross County FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 St Johnstone FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 St Mirren FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Last updated: 1 min ago

Primeira Liga table:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 FC Porto 34 29 4 1 86 22 64 91
2 Sporting Lisbon 34 27 4 3 73 23 50 85
3 Benfica Lisbon 34 23 5 6 78 30 48 74
4 SC Braga 34 19 8 7 52 31 21 65
5 Gil Vicente Barcelos 34 13 12 9 47 42 5 51
6 Vitoria Guimarares 34 13 9 12 50 41 9 48
7 Santa Clara Azores 34 9 13 12 38 54 -16 40
8 FC Famalicao 34 9 12 13 45 51 -6 39
9 Estoril Praia 34 9 12 13 36 43 -7 39
10 Maritimo Madeira 34 9 11 14 39 44 -5 38
11 FC Pacos Ferreira 34 9 11 14 29 44 -15 38
12 Boavista Porto 34 7 17 10 39 52 -13 38
13 Portimonense SC 34 10 8 16 31 45 -14 38
14 FC Vizela 34 7 12 15 37 58 -21 33
15 FC Arouca 34 7 10 17 30 54 -24 31
16 Moreirense FC 34 7 8 19 33 51 -18 29
17 CD Tondela 34 7 7 20 41 67 -26 28
18 Belenenses Lisbon 34 5 11 18 23 55 -32 26
Last updated: 1 min ago

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What time is kick off between Glasgow Rangers vs SC Braga?

19:00, Thursday 14 April 2022