Leicester Looking to Make Foxes’ Euro History

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Leicester are hoping to win four European games on the trot for the first time in the club's history when they take on Braga.

Jamie Vardy Leicester City

Leicester travel to Portugal on Thursday as they try to make club history in their Europa League meeting with Braga.

The Foxes are hoping to win their fourth European match in a row for the first time ever, while Braga can move level on points with their opponents at the top of Group G with a win themselves.

Leicester’s run of six straight wins in all competitions this season came to an end on Sunday when they were humbled by Liverpool at Anfield.

Brendan Rodgers’ men never got going on Merseyside and deserved to lose, but they will take confidence from the fact they beat Braga 4-0 in the last meeting between these two earlier this month.

Thursday’s tie is made harder due to it being in Portugal, but that means Leicester are available at a better price.

At 23/20, Leicester have to be supported, and they know another success will book their place in the knockout rounds of the competition, with two games still to go.

Arsenal Ready to Flex Their Muscles

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal travel to Norway for Thursday’s meeting with Molde, knowing another win can book their place in the knockout stage of the competition.

With a busy December on the horizon, Arteta will be desperate to confirm their spot at the earliest opportunity and, even without some of their first-team players, they should have too much for their rivals.

Arsenal have taken maximum points from their first three games, but Molde can cut the gap in second spot.

Arsenal have shown signs of nerves in their previous three wins, but a clean sheet against Leeds will have given them a much-needed confidence boost going into Thursday’s match.

The Gunners have kept three clean sheets in their last five away games, and they are 23/10 to win to nil this week.

Rangers Can Learn from Lisbon Disappointment

Rangers are unbeaten during their 2020/21 campaign, a hugely-impressive run of 22 matches under boss Steven Gerrard.

They were leading 3-1 during their first meeting with Benfica, only to make two poor errors and concede with minutes remaining.

A draw was still a good result in the grand scheme of things, but the Gers know they can get the better of Benfica this time.

The Portuguese outfit will be without Nicolas Otamendi after his red card in the previous meeting, and his absence will be big loss at the back for Benfica.

Since their 3-3 draw, Benfica have lost their last two league games, conceding six goals in the process.

So, perhaps this is the wrong time to play Rangers, who have scored 12 goals in their wins over Hamilton and Aberdeen since their trip to Portugal.

Rangers have an 11-point cushion at the top of the Scottish Premiership, and a win on Thursday would be a Europa League statement from Gerrard’s side.

He has no major injury concerns to worry about, and at 23/20, they cannot be ignored this week.

*All odds correct at time of writing

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