Former Celtic striker Charlie Nicholas reckons it's bad news for Rangers this week as he expects Braga to knock them out of the Europa League.

Nicholas has fired a warning to Steven Gerrard's men over their defensive frailties of recent weeks and the ex-Arsenal hitman says Braga will have too much for them.

Gers mounted a terrific comeback in the first-leg after having gone two goals down but Nicholas isn't holding out much hope for tomorrow evening's clash at the Estadio Municpal de Braga.

"Rangers know the title is gone," Nicholas told Sky Sports. "Steven Gerrard has been unhappy with the defence and questioned it quite a bit. It has been poor and evident for all to see.

"Gerrard has introduced the fighting spirit to this Rangers team. They have a really good away record in the Europa League, but I fear Braga are too good for them. It has been amazing for them to get here but I think they will go out on away goals.

"You cannot trust the defence at the minute, while Alfredo Morelos is suspended, so this spells trouble."

Prediction: Braga 2-1 Rangers

Celtic, on the other hand, should fare much better in their second-leg at Parkhead against FC Copenhagen after a 1-1 draw in Denmark last week, according to their former player.

Nicholas said: "The Premiership is in the bag for Celtic and I think this will be a comfortable European night. Copenhagen have no pace up-front and little quality in the centre-back department.

"Dame N'Doye scored against Celtic - he is a handful but Celtic could play a high line without getting too worried. The two Copenhagen midfielders are decent talents but the rest, I think, are average.

"It could be more than this but Celtic will turn it on again, regardless. Through to the last 16 for Neil Lennon's side."

Prediction: Celtic 2-0 Copenhagen