Preview and odds for Europa League clash
Europa League on a Wednesday? That’s right, Rangers have one foot in the last 16 as they travel to Braga for their last-32 second leg tie.
The match is finely poised and was only swung the Gers’ way by a fine solo showing from midfielder Ianis Hagi.
The away goal rule could be crucial in this one – and with Braga already having two of their own, you can’t rule them out to qualify at 19/20…
Rangers travel to Portugal at 4/5 to qualify tonight. But worryingly Steven Gerrard’s men have only won once away from home since in 2019 and stand at 16/5 to win the match.
Gerrard said his side won’t “hold on and suffer” and may need to find the net at least twice, with our Price Boost now at 6/1 for Rangers to Win and 3 or More Goals in the Match.
As for Braga, despite their second half collapse in the first leg, they’re 4/5 to win the game and on our #GetAPrice you can find Over 3.5 goals in the match, Braga to win and BTTS at 7/2.
Rangers ‘keeper Allan McGregor told the Daily Record this week the key to a win tonight will be about ‘the organisation of the boys’ and crucially ‘sticking to the game plan’.
This will be vitally important with both star strikers in Jermain Defoe (knee) and Alfredo Morelos (suspended) missing.
Gerrard could give a start to Florian Kamberi alongside the lively Hagi and Ryan Kent. The rest of the team may remain unchanged from the first leg. Although, Joe Aribo may feel hard done by after notching his side’s opener last week.
Braga are expected to make several changes with both Vitor Tormena and Wallace out injured. Goalscorer Andre Horta could feature alongside winger Galeno who’s created more goals (four) than any of his team-mates in the competition so far.
With Morelos watching on,Kamberi is best placed at 12/5 to score anytime for Rangers. First leg hero Hagi is 16/5 anytime and28/1 to score 2 or more again.
Further down, Aribo is at 13/2 and defender Connor Goldson at 10’s to add to his three goals this campaign.
Rangers will be wary of the home side’s attacker Paulinho who already has six goals in this competition. He’s 16/5 to open the scoring and 11/2 to notch a brace or more.
Where: Braga Municipal Stadium
When: 5:00pm, Wednesday 26th February 2020
How to watch: BT Sport 3
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication