The hosts had to see off a resilient Sheriff Tiraspol side on penalties in the playoff round, while the Ligue 1 side secured a first-placed finish in the group stages.
Sporting Braga failed to return to winning ways in the Primeira Liga as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Boavista last Saturday.
This followed a disappointing goalless draw with nine-man Santa Clara on February 28, which saw their two-game winning streak come to an end.
Sporting Braga now head to the Europa League, where they overturned a two-goal deficit in the first leg, claiming a 2-0 win in the second leg and seeing off Sheriff Tiraspol on penalties.
Meanwhile, Monaco enjoyed a fine campaign in the group stages, where they finished top of Group B with 12 points from six games.
They head into Thursday’s game fresh off the back of ending their losing streak courtesy of a 1-0 win over Marseille in the Ligue 1.
Prior to that, they were winless in four consecutive games, claiming two draws and losing two, including a shock semi-final exit from the Coupe de France.
Sporting Braga vs AS Monaco Head-To-Head
This will be the second-ever meeting between the sides. Their first encounter came back in 2019, when both sides settled for a goalless draw in a friendly fixture.
Sporting Braga Form Guide: L-W-W-D-D
AS Monaco Form Guide: D-D-L-L-W
Sporting Braga vs AS Monaco Team News
Os Arcebispos will be without the services of Nuno Sequeira and Lucas Mineiro, who have been sidelined with severe injuries.
Injured: Nuno Sequeira, Lucas Mineiro
The Ligue 1 side will be without Jean Marcelin and Krépin Diatta, who are both recuperating from injuries. Youssouf Fofana is currently suspended.
Injured: Jean Marcelin, Krépin Diatta
Suspended: Youssouf Fofana
Sporting Braga vs AS Monaco Predicted XI
Sporting Braga Predicted XI (3-4-3): Matheus; Bruno Rodrigues, Vitor Tormena, David Carmo; Rodrigo Gomes, Mutassim Al-Musrati, Andre Castro, Fabiano Silva; Iuri Medeiros, Ricardo Horta; Victor Oliveira
AS Monaco predicted XI (4-4-2): Alexander Nubel; Vanderson, Axel Disasi, Guillermo Maripan, Caio Henrique; Aurelien Tchouameni, Sofiane Diop, Gelson Martins, Jean Lucas; Kevin Volland, Wissam Ben Yedder
Sporting Braga vs AS Monaco Prediction
After a dry spell, Monaco picked up a morale-boosting victory in the Ligue 1 last time out and will head into Thursday’s game with renewed confidence. However, they face the stern test of facing a Braga side who head into the game in solid form.
We predict both sides will cancel out each other’s efforts and settle for a share of the spoils.
Prediction: Sporting Braga 2-2 AS Monaco
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