Over 2,5 goals
Analysis of Braga
They have won the last 4 matches for this competition. Their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 4 matches for this competition. They have conceded the first goal in 5 of their 15 matches, and have only turned the score around in 1. there is 1 period that stands out in the last 17 home matches for all competitions: they have suffered 5 of their 12 goals between minutes (76’‑90′).
Braga enters this match after a home draw, 2-2, against the same “enemy” of this match. The home team usually plays in a 5-2-3 tactical system, favoring a more leisurely style of play. In this tactical design, the three players responsible for triggering panic in the opponent’s area are Fransérgio, Abel Ruiz and Ricardo Horta. João Novais is the brain of the team, and this player is responsible for defining and conducting the offensive attacks of the home team. Coach Carlos Carvalhal won’t be able to count on Rui Fonte, Iuri Medeiros and Francisco Moura for being injured.
Analysis of Porto
Porto enters this match after a two-ball draw, visiting the same opponent of this match. The blue and white squad usually plays in a 4-4-2 tactical system, contrary to the “enemy” of this first leg of the Portuguese Cup semi-final, where the two most advanced men are Mehdi Taremi and Moussa Marega, with emphasis on the latter which is in excellent shape. Luis Díaz, Mateus Uribe, Sérgio Oliveira and Jesús Corona may play in the central area of the pitch. Coach Sérgio Conceição will not be able to count on Otávio, João Mário, Nanú and Iván Marcano for being injured.
Over 2,5 goals