Portimonense vs Braga Predictions and Tips

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Portimonense

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Braga


Match preview and best betting tip:

The Braga team will enter this match probably already thinking about the final of the Portuguese Cup, since they have their situation defined in the championship. The Portimonense, meanwhile, knows that a draw will be enough to celebrate the maintenance, so they must present themselves in a highly competitive environment, prioritizing the defensive organization and doing the task of a Braga with creation problems and finishing last. difficult rounds. Thus, we expect a game in which Portimonense can give a good response and guarantee his goal without having to look at other results.

Betting tip

Double chance, Portimonense or Draw

Odd 1.45

Prediction

Portimonense and Braga meet at the Estádio Municipal de Portimão, in a match for the 34th round of the Primeira Liga. Sporting Braga won at home by (2‑1) the last time they met in this league edition, on 04‑02‑2021. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which registers 3 wins and 1 draw in the last 4 games. Indeed, the last time these teams met at this stadium, on 29‑09‑2019, in a match for the Primeira Liga, Sporting Braga won by (0‑1). The only goal of the match was scored by Paulinho (33 ‘). Home advantage can play an important role in this match, as Portimonense has significant differences between home and away results.

Portimonense analysis

The home team is currently 13th, with 34 points won, after 9 wins, 7 draws and 17 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost at home to Moreirense by (1‑2). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Boavista by (1‑0). This is a team affected by the home factor, which is stronger when it plays against its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 2 wins, 3 draws and 10 losses as a visitor, with 12 goals scored and 22 received, against 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses at home, with 19 goals scored and 16 conceded. In the last 10 home games for the championship, Portimonense has registered 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses, having won 14 points out of 30 possible. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, since he has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games of this competition. In 33 matches in this competition he suffered the first goal on 15 occasions and only managed 1 return on the scoreboard. There are 1 periods that stand out in the last 16 home matches for this competition: they have conceded 6 of their 17 goals between minutes (31 ‘- 45’).

Portimonense made an average championship and comes to this last day of the Liga NOS still struggling to mathematically confirm their permanence, which is one point away. This is due to the fact that, for now, the team led by coach Paulo Sérgio appears in 14th position in the league standings, with 34 points, three above Farense and Rio Ave (in the relegation zone). In the last rounds, the Algarvians have been far from their best version, so much so that they have six consecutive games without winning, in a series in which they only add two points. On the last day, Portimonense did not have a good performance and defeated the visit to Boavista (1-0), in what was their third consecutive setback, after the defeats suffered against Belenenses (1-0, out) and Moreirense (1 -2, at home).

Braga analysis

The visiting team is currently in 4th position, with 63 points won, after 19 wins, 6 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied for Gil Vicente by (1‑1). In the last match, they beat Moreirense at home by (2‑1). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games it has registered 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses away, with a total of 27 goals. scored and 17 conceded. At home, they had 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses, with a total of 23 goals scored and 17 conceded. In the last 10 league away games, Braga has recorded 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses, having won 15 points out of a possible 30. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, since he has conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In 33 matches in this competition he suffered the first goal 12 times and only managed 2 laps on the scoreboard. There are 1 periods that stand out in the last 16 games played as a visitor to this competition: he scored 11 of his 26 goals between minutes (16 ‘- 30’).

The Braga team reaches this last round with its mathematically defined situation, since it will no longer be able to descend or ascend from the 4th position it currently occupies in the classification table, with 63 points, 13 more than Paços de Ferreira and 10 away. Benfica. With a final stretch of the championship well below expectations, Carlos Carvalhal’s team managed to return to victories in the last round, breaking a streak of four consecutive games without a win, where they added only two of the 12 possible points. In the reception to Portimonense (2-1), Braga was winning most of the time (ahead of 41 ‘, by Abel Ruiz), but allowed the tie near the end (87’). Without lowering their guard, the “warriors” benefited from a penalty when the curtain fell (90 + 5 ‘, by João Novais) to win.

Betting tip

Double chance, Portimonense or Draw

Odd 1.45


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