Foot Predictions shows the Premier League clash on Sunday between Santa Clara and Braga, including predictions, preview and possible lineups.
Saint Clara host Braga in the Premier League on Sunday, looking to extend their league unbeaten run to five games.
Meanwhile, Braga have lost three of their last four away games in all competitions and have been beaten in the previous two league matches by the hosts.
Braga drew their second match with Porto in three days, after the 2-2 draw in the Premier League last weekend, followed by the first leg of the semifinals of the Taca de Portugal, which ended 1: 1 on Wednesday .
The midweek cup game, however, was overshadowed as the star of Braga’s central defender. David Carmo suffered an ugly ankle injury, which he saw Luis diaz expelled as a result.
An ambulance was brought to the field for Carmo, but when the vehicle tried to pull away, it broke down and the players were forced to push it off the field.
After a 12 minute delay, the game was restarted with Fransergio score in the final moments to cancel Mehdi Taremiit’s the first goal and both teams go into the second leg in a tie.
Since the small defeat by Sporting de Lisboa in the Taca da Liga final last month, Braga has recovered, winning four of the last six matches in all competitions and scoring 12 goals in the process.
Carlos CarvalhalThe team, which has failed to win any of the previous four visits to Santa Clara, can add a three-point lead over Benfica in fourth place with a victory on Sunday.
Santa Clara recovered from a disadvantage and secured their fifth away win of the season by beating Marítimo 2-1 on Monday night.
Two goals in four minutes Crysan and Carlos Junior turned the game upside down, giving the visitors three points and moving up to seventh place in the Premier League.
Despite losing only one of the last seven league games, Daniel RamosThe team’s team remains ten points out of the top five, with a lot of work to do if they want to qualify for Europe next season.
Santa Clara heads into the clash with Braga, after winning the first division clash this season, guaranteeing a surprising 1-0 away win in September.
Ensuring three more points on Sunday could lead the team to seven points behind Pacos de Ferreira, fifth place, which they will face at home within two weeks.
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Santa Clara will be without defender Cristian Gonzalez and defensive midfielder Julio Romão both discarded by injury, while the ace Costinha, who last played against Braga in January, remains a doubt for this weekend.
Carlos Júnior, who led the victory at Marítimo, can return to the left with Ukrainian will probably join the starting lineup to play on the right flank.
David Carmo (ankle) of Braga enters Rui Fonte, Francisco moura and Iuri Medeiros on the treatment table, everyone suffering from knee injuries.
With five games to play in 15 days, Carlos Carvalhal will likely shuffle his package, which he could see Rolling, Andre Horta, Cristian Borja and Nicolas Gaitan everyone gave a place in the starting team.
Possible initial lineup of Santa Clara:
March; Ramos, Cardoso, Villanueva, Mansur; Morita, Carvalho; Ukra, Lincoln, Carlos; Crysan
Possible initial squad for Braga:
Matheus; Tormena, Rolando, Silva; Esgaio, A. Horta, Novais, Borja; R. Horta, Gaitan; Ruiz
Probability: Santa Clara 1-1 Braga
Braga will be keeping an eye on the Europa League clash with the Italians in Rome on Thursday, but that should not stop Carlos Carvalhal from naming a strong team, as he intends to end this season in the top three. Recent visits to the São Miguel Stadium have been difficult and Sunday’s clash against Santa Clara can also be a challenge.
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