Braga vs FC Porto Prediction & Tips
Sporting Braga and Porto face at Estádio Municipal de Braga, in a match for this phase of the Taça de Portugal (Semifinals). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which registers 3 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in the last 8 matches. However, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 07‑02‑2021, in a match for the Primeira Liga that ended in a draw (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. In this match the home factor may be decisive, as Sporting Braga present considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team reaches this stage of the Taça de Portugal (Semifinals) after having played previous qualifiers with: Santa Clara, Torreense, Olimpico do Montijo and Trofense. This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 9 wins and 6 losses as a visitor; against 13 victories and 2 draws in his stadium. In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Sporting Braga won 9 and drew 1.
For this competition, he registers a sequence of 4 victories in his last matches. His attack has scored regularly, as he has always scored at least one goal in the last 4 matches for this competition. In 15 games, he only managed 1 comeback in the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 17 home matches for all competitions: they have conceded 5 of their 12 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘).
Braga comes to this match after a draw at home, by 2×2, in the reception to the same rival from this match. The home team generally plays in a tactical system at 5-2-3, favoring a more leisurely style of play. In this tactical scheme, the three players responsible for creating panic in the opponent’s defense are Fransérgio, Abel Ruiz and Ricardo Horta. João Novais is the brain of the team and is responsible for defining and organizing the attacks of the local team. Coach Carlos Carvalhal will not be able to count on Rui Fonte, Iuri Medeiros and Francisco Moura, due to injury.
The visiting team reaches this stage of the Taça de Portugal (Semifinals) after having played previous qualifiers with: Gil Vicente, Nacional, Tondela and Fabril Barreiro. This is a team that presents similar results at home and away, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses as a visitor; against 12 victories, 2 draws and 1 defeat in his stadium. In the last 10 away matches played for all competitions, Porto won 7, drew 2 and lost 1. Their attack has scored regularly, as they have always scored at least one goal in the last 4 matches for this competition. This is a team that does not usually feel difficulties to open the scoring: they scored the first goal in 12 of the last 15 games, of these 12 they reached the break in advantage in 9 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 9 .
FC Porto comes to this match after a 2×2 draw in the visit to the same rival in this match. The visiting team usually acts in a tactical system in 4-4-2, unlike the rival in this first leg of the Portuguese Cup semifinal. The two most advanced men are Mehdi Taremi and Moussa Marega, with the latter standing out particularly, the one in excellent form. 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, because they are injured.
Braga – FC Porto FREE TIPS
FC Porto – Win @ 2.25
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90