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Braga vs Porto Predictions & Betting Tips

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Betting prediction:

The most likely scenario for this challenge will be the occurrence of several goals. In addition to the history between the two emblems pointing to a very busy match, the two sets need to win, to obtain some peace of mind for the second leg match of this Portuguese Cup semi-final. It should be noted that the last four matchess held by Braga ended with a “Over 2.5 Goals” winning market.

Betting tip

Over 2,5 goals

Odd 1.83

Match preview

Sporting Braga and Porto face at Estádio Municipal de Braga, in a match for this stage of the Taça de Portugal (Semi‑finals). At this stadium, the head‑to‑head history favours the home team, since they have a record of 3 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in the last 8 matches. However, the last time these teams met at this stadium, on 07‑02‑2021, in a match for the Primeira Liga, they tied (2‑2). The goals of the match were scored by N. Gaitan (90′ ) and Fransergio (87′ ), for Sporting Braga, and by M. Taremi (54′ ) and Sergio Oliveira (36′ ), for Porto. The home advantage may play an important role in this match , since Sporting Braga presents significant differences between home and away results.

Analysis of Braga

The home team comes to this stage of the Taça de Portugal (Semi‑finals) after having eliminated: Santa Clara, Torreense, Olimpico do Montijo and Trofense. This is a team that is often stronger at home, with the help of its supporters, so they usually make good use of the home advantage, since in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins and 6 losses in away matches; against 13 wins and 2 draws at their stadium. In the last 10 home matches Sporting Braga has won 9 and tied 1.

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

The away team comes to this stage of the Taça de Portugal (Semi‑finals) after havinf played in the previous rounds against: Gil Vicente, Nacional, Tondela and Fabril Barreiro. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses in away matches, with 27 goals scored and 17 conceded; against 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 32 goals scored and 11 conceded. In the last 10 away matches Porto has won 7, tied 2 and lost 1. Their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 4 matches for this competition. This is a team that likes to score first. They have opened up the score in 12 of the last 15 matches, they have reached half‑time in front in 9 of those 12 matches and have held on to the lead until the end of the 90′ in 9 of them.

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.

Betting tip

Over 2,5 goals

Odd 1.83

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