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Belenenses are the guests at Estádio Municipal de Braga on Sunday for the Primeira Liga showdown with home side Braga.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Braga v Belenenses can be seen below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Braga fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being a 1-2 Primeira Liga victory versus Farense.
In that match, Braga had 64% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. For Braga, the scorers were Almoatasembellah Al Musrati (29') and Andraž Šporar (91'). Farense got 18 shots at goal with 9 on target. Pedro Henrique (34') was the scorer for Farense.
Three or more goals per match have been seen in 5 of the past 6 meetings where Braga have taken part. Opposing sides scored 9 times in this period whereas Os Arcebispos totted up 10.
Going into this one, Braga have not won against Belenenses in their previous 2 matches in the league.
Since tasting defeat last time out to Boavista in Primeira Liga action, Belenenses and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Belenenses managed 58% possession and 10 shots on goal with 2 on target. Boavista had 10 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Angel Gomes (44') and Alberth Elis (59') scored for Boavista.
In the course of their 6 latest matches, Armando Petit's Belenenses have turned their attacks into goals a total of 5 times, giving them the goals scored per game average of 0.83.
Pre-game facts show that Belenenses:
- have not lost to Braga when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 4 away league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 29/04/2018 tells us that Braga have won 3 of these games and Belenenses 2, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 1.
A combined total of 19 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 13 from Os Arcebispos and 6 coming from Azuis. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.17.
The previous league game between these sides was Primeira Liga match day 9 on 06/12/2020 when it ended Belenenses 2-1 Braga.
That day, Belenenses managed 39% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The scorers were Miguel Cardoso (33') and Afonso Sousa (45').
Braga got 14 shots at goal with 6 on target. Paulinho (70') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Hélder Malheiro.
Team News: Braga
David Carmo (Ankle Fracture), Iuri Medeiros (Knee Injury), André Castro (Fitness), Francisco Moura (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Nuno Sequeira (Fitness) and Rui Fonte (Fitness) aren’t available for Braga manager Carlos Carvalhal.
Team News: Belenenses
Belenenses manager Armando Petit has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Eduardo Kau (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Chima Akas (Unknown Injury) and Nilton Varela (Ruptured knee ligament) are those who can’t be considered.
We feel that Braga can create enough chances to score more than one when they play Belenenses, who might well find it difficult finding the net themselves.
We reckon that it will be a pretty comfortable 2-0 winning margin for Braga come full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Municipal de Braga (30,286)
Captain: Fransérgio Rodrigues Barbosa
Chairman: António Salvador
Manager: Carlos Carvalhal
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 4
🔑 Key Player: Iuri Medeiros
Normally played in the Right Wing position, Iuri Medeiros was born in Horta, Portugal. Having made his senior debut playing for Arouca in the 2014 - 2015 season, the talented Forward has accumulated 5 league goals in this Primeira Liga 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 15 appearances.