Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Estadio Municipal de Braga will host Thursday’s Europa League game between Braga and Rangers. Braga aim to build on back-to-back wins over Portimonense and Benfica, and they are surely capable of matching Rangers, who are low on spirits following the Old Firm derby loss. The likes of Fernandes, Gorby, and Sequeira should miss out with injuries for the home team. The Gers, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in the loss to Celtic.
Since Rangers were more than fortunate to eliminate Crvena zvezda in the Europa League last 16, we are tempted to put our money on Braga this time out. To make things even worse for the visiting side, Alfredo Morelos suffered a muscle injury. In the 2019/2020 season Rangers eliminated Braga in the Europa League last 32, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Lucas Piazon):
Lucas Piazon is a Chelsea player who played for several clubs on loan during his career. After joining the Blues in 2012, the Brazilian winger signed a loan deal with Malaga in 2013. After making no more than 11 appearances for los Boquerones in the Spanish top flight, Lucas Piazon moved to Vitesse at the end of the 2012/2013 season.
Piazon impressed in the Eredivisie, scoring 11 goals in 29 appearances for the Vitas in the Dutch top flight. The Brazilian footballer played for the likes of Frankfurt, Reading, Fulham, and Chievo as well before joining Primeira Liga club Rio Ave in 2019. Lucas Piazon made his Primeira Liga debut on September 15, 2019, in a 4-2 home loss to Tondela.
His primary position is left winger, but he is used as a right winger and attacking midfielder as well. Piazon was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on January 20, 1994, and he has five caps for Brazil U23 team.
Highlighted Team (Rangers):
Glasgow Rangers are one of the two synonyms for Scottish Football. Glasgow Rangers were founded back in 1872 and they have been playing an important role in the Scottish top flight ever since. The Gers won their 54th Scottish Premier League title in the 2010/2011 season, but winning of European Cup Winners’ Cup trophy in 1972 is considered the club’s biggest success.
Glasgow Rangers defeated Dynamo Moscow in the final of the competition, with the likes of Stein and Johnston (two goals) scoring for the Scottish side. Celtic are considered the club’s biggest rivals and there have always been fireworks when the two teams meet in the Old Firm derby. The likes of Paul Gascoigne, David Weir, Stefan Klos, Chris Boyd, Ian Durrant and Kenny Miller are some of Rangers’ former notable players.
It has to be noted that the Gers welcome their rivals at Ibrox Stadium, the venue with the capacity of 50,817. Rangers’ support is largely drawn from the Protestant Unionist community.