The Portuguese side, Europa League runners-up to domestic rivals Porto last season, got the group phase off to a strong start with a 3-1 win Birmingham on matchday one, and are now looking to build on that with three points against a team he views as his side's chief rivals.
Brugge also opened their account with a victory - 2-0 over Maribor - and Jardim is eager to open up some daylight at the head of the standings by stifling the visitors' attacking instincts.
"It's a team that has a type of game similar to the Dutch," said Jardim.
"They have a lot of support with many players participating in offensive actions, and we must counter this by imposing heavy pressure and the Braga style of play."
The win over Birmingham was Braga's best ever win on the road in UEFA competition, but it is at home that they traditionally thrive, with an unbeaten European record at the Estadio Municipal stretching back seven games.
Brugge, conversely, are without a win in five on their travels and Braga's Brazilian striker Alan hopes those trends continue on Thursday night.
"I hope it stays that way," said Alan. "They lose away and we win at home. We will do everything to make it happen.
"They have to come here and feel the strength that we have at home."
Braga come into the match in good form domestically, with their run of four wins and two draws at the start of the new Portuguese Liga campaign seeing them level on points with traditional heavyweights Porto and Benfica.
Brugge are also in fine fettle domestically, leading the standings after eight games, and their Spanish midfielder Victor Vazquez is expecting a close tussle on Thursday night.
"Braga will be an important test for the club," said Vazquez.
"The Portuguese league is better than the competition in Belgium, but Brugge is actually a bigger name than Braga!
"Our opponent has a very strong team, which combines physical strength with technical ability.
"We must not, however, be afraid. If we can move the ball well, we have a chance to take points.
"Braga played the final of the Europa League last season, but Club Brugge has also had its moments of glory in history. I think we can reconnect with these beautiful performances."