The Primeira Liga match at Estádio do Dragão on Saturday sees hosts Porto playing against Braga.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Porto v Braga, scroll down (including the best match odds).
Porto will be hoping to bounce back here following the 2-1 Primeira Liga loss in their previous game against Braga.
In that game, Porto had 62% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Porto was Mateus Uribe (6'). SC Braga had 11 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Ricardo Horta (53') and Fransérgio (65') scored for Braga.
Their latest results highlight the fact that it has been a great time for the Porto defence. Dragões have been stingy, resulting in the total number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper during their previous 6 matches standing at 4. That aside, we’ll just have to find out if such a trend shall continue on in this next game.
Braga will go into this match following on from a 2-1 Primeira Liga win with the defeat of Porto in their last game.
In that game, Braga managed 38% possession and 11 shots on goal with 5 on target. For Braga, goals were scored by Ricardo Horta (53') and Fransérgio (65'). On the other side, FC Porto had 10 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Mateus Uribe (6') scored for Porto.
The stats tell the story, and Braga have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 8 goals overall. Defensively, Os Arcebispos could really do with shoring things up.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head to head meetings stretching back to 27/08/2017 tells us that Porto have won 4 of these games and Braga 2, with the tally of draws standing at 0.
17 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 10 of them for Dragões and 7 netted by Os Arcebispos. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.83.
The last league contest between these clubs was Primeira Liga match day 34 on 25/07/2020 and the score finished Braga 2-1 Porto.
That time, Braga managed 38% possession and 11 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. The scorers were Ricardo Horta (53') and Fransérgio (65').
Porto had 10 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Mateus Uribe (6') scored.
The match was refereed by Jorge Sousa.
When taking all factors into account, Porto will probably convert a lot of goal-scoring opportunities.
At the same time, Braga will be up against it to score a goal of their own but we can see them managing to get on the scoresheet here.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a fairly comfortable 3-1 victory for Porto at the end of this one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio do Dragão (50,033)
Captain: Danilo Pereira
Chairman: Jorge Pinto da Costa
Manager: Sérgio Conceição