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Braga head to Estádio do Marítimo on Thursday for the Primeira Liga fixture with hosts Marítimo.
Our Marítimo v Braga predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Marítimo, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 0-1 Primeira Liga victory against Boavista.
In that match, Marítimo managed 50% possession and 10 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer for Marítimo was Ali Alipour (63'). Boavista had 10 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
A common trait of recent Marítimo games is the number of results with a nil in them.
From their previous sextet of matches leading up to this one, in 6 of them a wager on BTTS would've lost.
Leading up to this clash, Marítimo:
- are winless against Braga in their last 3 league games.
- are undefeated in their last 2 home league matches.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against Sporting Lisbon in Primeira Liga action, Braga will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, Braga had 70% possession and 17 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Sporting CP had 5 attempts on goal with 1 on target. Matheus Nunes (81') was the scorer for Sporting Lisbon.
The stats don’t lie, and Braga have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 6 goals in all. Defensively, Os Arcebispos could really do with shoring things up. We will just have to see whether or not that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Going into this one, Braga have not been beaten in their last 6 league matches away from home.
Head to head
An examination of their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 20/04/2018 shows us that Marítimo have won 1 of these and Braga 4, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
In all, 15 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 5 of them from Os Verde-Rubros and 10 coming from Os Arcebispos. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.5.
The previous league encounter featuring these clubs was Primeira Liga match day 13 on 07/01/2021 when the final score was Braga 2-1 Marítimo.
On that occasion, Braga had 54% possession and 18 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Goals were scored by Iuri Medeiros (34') and Ricardo Horta (67').
On the other side, Marítimo had 9 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Milson (77') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Hélder Malheiro.
Team News: Marítimo
Sassá (Unknown Injury), Rodrigo Pinho (Unknown Injury) and Stefano Beltrame (Unknown Injury) will not be able to play for Marítimo manager Julio Velázquez.
Team News: Braga
Braga manager Carlos Carvalhal has to choose a team with limited availability. David Carmo (Ankle Fracture), Iuri Medeiros (Knee Injury) and Francisco Moura (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are those who can’t be considered.
In our opinion, Marítimo will need to push hard to get anything against this Braga outfit who we think will end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
We’re therefore expecting a good battle with a 0-1 advantage for Braga at the end of the 90.
We’ll see what happens.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio do Marítimo (10,565)
Captain: Edgar Costa
Chairman: José Carlos Rodrigues Pereira
Manager: Julio Velázquez
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 16
⭐ Key Player: Rodrigo Pinho
Mostly used in the Striker position, Rodrigo Pinho was born in Henstedt-Ulzburg, Germany. After having made a senior debut playing for Braga in the 2015 - 2016 season, the skilful Forward has netted 9 league goals in this Primeira Liga 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 18 appearances.