BRG Vs RNG Dream 11 Prediction: Second tie of the doubleheader precariously poised after an enthralling first fixture in Scotland.
Whilst Sporting Braga will be ruing the way the first round of their Europe League encounter with Rangers shaped out, the side know that they are more than well equipped to overturn things come today. The top scoring side in the Europa League, Sporting Braga will be looking to show just why they have earned that stature come today as they look to progress into the ensuing round from this encounter.
They should have managed to complete proceedings the last time around itself only with the side holding a 2-0 lead against Rangers before it was turned around by Rangers. In what was a shambolic collapse by Sporting Braga defensively, the side lost its way to fall apart and see that advantage vanish with Rangers winning 3-2 on the day.
However come today, Sporting Braga should be able to assert their credentials once again with this Rangers unit massively depleted. Without the services of their top two scorers, Rangers will find it extremely tough to emulate their rampant showing from the previous fixture with Sporting Braga clearly holding the edge in this one.
A tie between two stalwarts of the game, the previous five goal thriller was a testament to the exuberant brand of attacking football both these sides indulge in. With everything at stake in this one, we should be in for another goal feast, one we see swinging Sporting Braga’s way given Rangers’ plight while defending.
Probable Playing 11
- Eduardo and Tormena are both going to be out of action for the home side today with the players struggling with injuries.
- Helander and Jones both fail to make the cut for Rangers today given their prevalent injuries.
Matheus, Bruno Wilson, Bruno Viana, Raul Silva, Ricardo Esgaio, Joao Palhinha, Fransergio, Pedro Amador, Francisco Trincao, Paulinho, Abel Ruiz
McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Edmundson, Barisic, Arfield, Davis, Jack, Hagi, Kamberi, Kent
Europa League 2019-20
Match: Sporting Braga Vs Rangers
Date And Time: 26th February, Wednesday- 11:25pm IST
Venue: Estádio Municipal de Braga, Braga
Television: Sony Ten 2/HD
- Bruno Viana, Pedro Amador, Francisco Trincao, Abel Ruiz
- McGregor, Tavernier, Kamberi, Kent
Top Goal Scorer
- Paulinho: 9 Goals, 3 Assists
- Defoe: 13 Goals, 1 Assist
Freekick And Corner Taker
- Francisco Trincao
Braga Vs Setubal: 3-1
St. Johnstone Vs Rangers: 2-2
Dream 11 Picks
We’ll be opting for Matheus Lima Magalhaes as our shot stopper for today’s encounter. He’s been the pivotal reason for his side emerging with an astute defensive record this term, one which has seen them let in a mere 24 goals all season courtesy of the goal-keeper’s acumen and skill set.
Our entire backline will be only comprised of Rangers for this forthcoming encounter owing to the gameplan they’ll come bestowed with for the contest. With a goal’s advantage and devoid of their two scorers for the encounter, the side will thrust its entire focus on defending today as they look to play on their one goal lead.
And with just 18 goals let in the league, the side has the ability to shut down Sporting Braga today given their tenacity. It’s a discourse which sees us indulge in the resilient trio of Connor Goldson, Nikola Katic and James Tavernier for this one, safeguards of the side’s backline who has provided unstinted support to the side.
With a goal in the previous encounter, Sporting Braga’s Ricardo Horta took his tally to the 6 goals and 4 assists for this season to see us make him a necessary pick for the impending tie. He’s partnered alongside Francisco Trincao who has the four goals and two assists with the two set to move in tandem and make things cumbersome for Rangers.
From Rangers meanwhile, with the five goals and two assists, Scott Arfield is indulged in by us for the encounter alongside Steven Davis.
Sporting Braga’s top scorer in the league and a quissential reason for his side emerging as the top scorers in the Europa League, with the 9 goals and 3 assists this season Joao Paulo Dias will be a must have selection for us for this affair.
From Rangers elsewhere, with goals in his previous two fixtures, Florian Kamberi comes into our setup along with the vibrant and enigmatic Ianis Hagi who came up with 2 goals the last time these two sides met.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Dias will captain our unit while Trincao is our vice-captain owing to Sporting Braga’s effervescent skill set as an attacking unit.
Dream 11 Team
Matheus, Goldson, Tavernier, Katic Horta, Trincao, Arfield, Davis, Dias, Kamberi, Hagi
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Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.