Ace Football Team previews the Europa League quarter-final between Braga and Rangers who meet up on Thursday. The pre-match analysis includes the latest team stats, match history and the best betting tips.
Braga go up against Rangers at Estadio Municipal de Braga on Thursday for the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final tie. The hosts will try to spring a surprise here and continue in their series of matches without defeat.
Latest form and fixture history of Braga against Rangers
Braga will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. In their last 3 matches, they started off drawing 1-1 with Monaco, before downing first Portimonense by 2-1 and then Benfica in a 3-2 win.
Rangers are a bit back and forth currently, and sadly, they are more back than forth. Against FK Crvena Zvezda, they lost 2-1, before winning 1-2 against Dundee FC. They were back on loser street last time out, in a 1-2 defeat against Celtic.
Fixture history: Braga vs Rangers
The last time the pair played each other, Rangers came away as 0-1 winners in a Europa League, back in February 2020. At the time of writing, the bookmakers are offering the following prices on this encounter: betting on Rangers will get you odds 3.20, meaning the bookies predict, they are in with a 31% chance of beating Braga. You can get a price of 2.25, should you wish to add Braga to your accumulator, if that is your preferred betting strategy.
Highlights from the last time Braga and Rangers met:
Betting stats and facts for Braga and Rangers
Let’s have a look at some of the most interesting betting-relevant facts based on stats from the last couple of games that Braga and Rangers played across all tournaments.
- Braga have not lost 6 of the last 7 matches
- Braga have not won 4 of the last 5 matches
- Braga have scored in 5 of the last 7 matches
- Rangers have scored in 37 of the last 39 matches
- Rangers have not lost 24 of the last 26 matches
- Rangers have won 4 of the last 5 matches
- Rangers have not conceded in 4 of the last 5 matches
Players to watch in Braga vs Rangers
It is difficult to look past Abel Ruiz, when on the search for a marksman. He seems to be on a strong run as he hit the target 2 times in his last 6 games for Braga. Meanwhile, Aaron Ramsey has scored in his last 2 games for Rangers – can he make it 3 in a row tonight?
Match predictions: Braga vs Rangers
In conclusion, we present betting tips for this Europa League match, which are based on the above statements. Besides the main prediction for this game, we have also come up with some lower and higher risk alternatives.