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Marítimo will visit Estádio Municipal de Braga on Saturday for the Primeira Liga showdown with home side Braga.
To see all of our predictions, user poll & stats for Braga v Marítimo, scroll down - as well as the best betting odds.
Braga enter this match following on from a 2-2 Primeira Liga tied result against Famalicão.
In that match, Braga managed 49% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 8 on target. For Braga, goals were scored by Ricardo Horta (13') and Mario González (89'). For their opponents, Famalicão had 10 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. Rúben Lima (31') and Ivo Rodrigues (81') scored for Famalicão.
Their most recent results reveal that huge efforts have been put in by the Braga backline. Braga have been stingy, with the tally of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper during their last 6 outings standing at 4.
Coming into this meeting, Braga are unbeaten in their last 8 home league matches. It's been impressive.
Marítimo head into the match after a 1-2 Primeira Liga win over Portimonense in their most recent match.
In that game, Marítimo had 37% possession and 17 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. For Marítimo, goals were scored by Rafik Guitane (45') and Joel Tagueu (91'). At the other end, Portimonense got 18 shots on goal with 4 on target. Fabrício Messias (68') scored for Portimonense.
Indicating their appetite for productive matches, goals have been celebrated 22 times in the prior six matches in which Marítimo have played, yielding a mean average of 3.67 goals for each clash. Opposition teams have managed 10 of those goals. That kind of pattern might not follow through here, of course.
Going into this contest, Marítimo are winless against Braga in away games against them for the last 6 league games. Not good.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head clashes going back to 04/05/2019 shows that Braga have won 3 of these & Marítimo 2, with the number of draws being 1.
In all, 14 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 8 of them from Os Arcebispos and 6 being from Os Verde-Rubros. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.33.
The last league fixture between these sides was Primeira Liga match day 1 on 07/08/2021 when the final score was Marítimo 0-2 Braga.
That time, Marítimo had 43% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 0 on target.
Braga had 12 shots at goal with 5 on target. Raúl Silva (61') and Ricardo Horta (69') scored.
The referee was André Narciso.
Team News: Braga
It looks as if Os Arcebispos look set to use the 3-4-3 system for this game featuring Matheus Lima, Vítor Tormena, Diogo Leite, Paulo Oliveira, Yan Couto, Lucas Mineiro, Ricardo Horta, Francisco Moura, Iuri Medeiros, Vítor Oliveira and André Horta.
Team News: Marítimo
We reckon that Os Verde-Rubros could decide to elect for a 4-3-3 system, starting the game with Paulo Victor, Claudio Winck, Rodrigo Andrade, Zainadine Junior, Matheus Costa, Rafik Guitane, Diogo Mendes, Pedro Pelágio, Edgar Costa, Joel Tagueu and H. Roberto Rafael.
We feel that in this game, Braga should really score at least once when they play Marítimo, who may well struggle finding the net themselves.
Therefore, we are anticipating a comfortable 2-0 winning score for Braga when the full-time whistle blows.
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: Matheus Lima Magalhães
Chairman: António Salvador
Manager: Carlos Carvalhal
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 4, Europa League (Knockout round play-offs)
⭐ Key Player: Iuri Medeiros
Typically taking up the Right Wing position, Iuri Medeiros was born in Horta, Portugal. After making a first senior appearance for Arouca in the 2014 - 2015 season, the talented Forward has managed 5 league goals in the Liga Portugal 2021 - 2022 season to date in a total of 14 appearances.