The international break is done and dusted and after playing on the weekend, the teams are back to play in Europe’s second-biggest competition, that is the Europa League.
Rangers are set to play against Braga in what promises to be a cracker of a first leg in the quarter-finals.
Although it must be said, the weekend has been a polar opposite affair for both sides as they head into this game.
Braga managed to edge past Benfica by winning 3-2 while playing at home and their home record in the Portuguese Liga this season has been nothing short of outstanding.
They have lost only 3 out of 15 games they have played on their home turf.
On the contrary, Rangers have had a horrid Friday night, as they have lost in the Old Firm derby, hugely damaging their hopes of retaining the SPL title.
They lost only 2-1 but the reverberations of that defeat must have been felt at a molecular level by all Rangers fans, but they would be hoping their club can bounce back against Braga!
This match promises to be an intriguing one and if you fancy putting a bet on either of the teams and need some free tips for football do head over to Tipster Reviews to know about the best tipster sites available on the internet!
Rangers are a shade of odds-on to qualify in this tie, but in football, you never quite know where the result will head to!
This will be the two teams’ third meeting in all competitions. Their previous two meetings were during the 2019-20 Europa League season when they met in the round of 32. Rangers emerged victories in both legs.
Braga in their last 5 matches (all competitions) has won thrice, lost twice, and had to settle for a stalemate on one occasion.
Rangers in their last 5 matches (all competitions) have won thrice but faced defeat on 2 occasions.
So, pretty similar recent forms for both the teams heading into this one!
Rangers have reached the quarter-finals or later in a major European competition for the first time since finishing runners-up in the UEFA Cup in 2007-08, losing to Zenit in the final. Rangers have advanced from 6/11 European quarter-finals.
Rangers have now conceded at least one goal in each of their previous seven away games in major European competition, the longest such streak since a 13-game run between 1993 and 1999.
This match has the potential to go right down to the wire, both the teams are a solid unit and this first leg promises to be a close one!
We predict both the teams to score, but the end result might just be a stalemate.
A result that both the team might be contended to walk away with. which would leave the second leg in Glasgow an even interesting watch!