The hosts are safely through to the next round and are under little pressure to perform, whereas Luhansk's fate has been sealed and they have nothing to play for either.
Europa League Group G has played out largely as most would have expected, with Braga sealing qualification for the round of 32 with a game to spare.
The Portuguese giants marched to a 4-2 victory over AEK Athens last week to book their place in the knockout stages, and Braga are still in with a chance of topping the group following Leicester City's defeat to Luhansk on matchday five.
Carlos Carvalhal's men are level on points with Leicester – who also boast 10 from a possible 15 – but Leicester still lead the way owing to their superior head-to-head record before the Foxes play host to AEK Athens later this week.
There is no need for Braga to employ a gung-ho attitude in search of top spot, though, with this game meaning very little to a side who have registered an impressive 10 wins from their last 13 in all competitions.
However, Braga's five-game unbeaten run came to an abrupt end at the weekend as they lost 2-1 to Belenenses in the league, although Paulinho finally got off the mark in the 2020-21 Primeira Liga with his side's consolation goal on Sunday.
Luhansk's memorable victory over Leicester will not be forgotten by the Ukrainian side in a hurry, with Allahyar Sayyadmanesh lashing home from close range to condemn the Foxes to their first European defeat since losing to Atletico Madrid in the 2016-17 Champions League.
However, that narrow victory meant very little in the context of the group, with Luhansk falling at the first hurdle after a poor start to their continental campaign.
Viktor Skripnik's men took zero points from their first three games, but Luhansk's victory over Leicester was their second Europa League win on the bounce after a 3-0 win at AEK Athens, but it has been a simple case of too little too late for the Ukrainian side.
Nevertheless, Skripnik's side extended their winning run across all competitions to four games at the weekend with a 3-1 league triumph over Dnipro-1, although Luhansk were unable to keep a fifth clean sheet in a row despite marching to a convincing win.
The first meeting between Braga and Luhansk back in October ended in a narrow 2-1 win for the Portuguese side at the Slavutych-Arena.
Braga Europa League form: WWLDW
Braga form (all competitions): WWDWWL
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Zorya Luhansk form (all competitions): LDWWWW
However, the same cannot be said for Ricardo Esgaio, who picked up his third booking of the group stage in the win over AEK Athens and will sit this one out.
As for Luhansk, 19-year-old Sayyadmanesh has staked his claim for a start up top after his winner against Leicester, although Mihailo Perovic is also vying for a place at the forefront of the visitors' attack.
Maksym Kazakov is Skripnik's only injury concern at present, with the Luhansk boss otherwise blessed with a fully-fit squad for this dead rubber.
Braga possible starting lineup:
Matheus; Sequeira, Silva, Tormena; Carlos, Fransergio, A. Horta, Galeno; Medeiros, Schettine, R. Horta
Zorya Luhansk possible starting lineup:
Shevchenko; Agapov, Vernydub, Abu Hanna, Juninho; Ivanisenya; Kochergin, Yurchenko, Kabaev, Lunyov; Sayyadmanesh
We say: Braga 1-0 Zorya Luhansk
Luhansk have proved incredibly difficult to break down in recent weeks and can feel optimistic about making the long journey to Portugal count for something. Braga have no reason to go out all guns blazing for a win, although the Primeira Liga side would undoubtedly still want to top the group, so we are backing the hosts to scrape another narrow victory against Skripnik's men on the final matchday in Group G.