Here is the latest form and squad-related news from Braga and Rangers:
Braga Form and Team News
They may be 4th in the Primeira Liga in Portugal, but Braga come into this fixture feeling on top of the world after defeating Benfica at home on Saturday, the 2nd of April. Carvalhal Carlos’s team recorded back-to-back wins for the first time since February after securing an all-important draw at Monaco that guaranteed their place in the Europa League quarter-finals.
In Europe, after narrowly missing out on winning their group, they faced Champions League new boys Sheriff Tiraspol and then Monaco, winning 3–2 and 3–1 on aggregate in both ties. They have also been formidable at home in the Europa League, as they are yet to lose a home game (4 wins and 1 draw). Brazilian midfielder Galeno is their top scorer in the EL with 6 goals.
For suspensions, injuries, and fitness reports, Braga may be missing the services of Roger Fernandes and Sequeira, who picked up knocks recently and are doubts to feature against Rangers.
Rangers Form and Team News
Although Rangers’ form has been erratic of late, with 3 wins and 2 draws in their last 5 matches across all competitions, they have been impressive on the continent. They overcame an in-form Borussia Dortmund 6–4 on aggregate before defeating Crvena Zvezda 4–2 on aggregate to set up a meeting with Braga in the Europa League quarter-finals.
The defending champions of the Scottish Premiership are having their moments in the Europa League, although they have fallen six points behind Celtic in the local league. Rangers’ industriousness is perhaps cemented by the fact that their highest goal scorer in the Europa League is James Tarvernier, with 4 goals and 2 assists.
For injuries or suspensions, Rangers will travel to Portugal without Alfredo Morelos and Ianis Hagi, who are sidelined with varying injuries.