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Braga will come up against Napoli in Wednesday’s big Champions League meeting.
Our Braga v SSC Napoli tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - plus the latest match odds.
Braga will be looking for an improved result here following a 1-2 Champions League defeat in their last game at the hands of SSC Napoli.
In that game, Braga had 53% possession and 16 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. For Braga, the goalscorers were Bruma (84') and Sikou Niakaté (88' Own goal). Napoli had 18 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Giovanni Di Lorenzo (45') scored for SSC Napoli.
Matches involving Braga have usually been lively ones lately with high scoring being a real hallmark. Over their past half dozen games, the sum total of 21 goals have flown in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 12 of these coming from Braga. Such a trend won’t necessarily follow through into this next game, though.
Rudi Garcia's SSC Napoli have turned their attacks into goals a total of 10 times in the course of their latest six matches. The overall goals that they have conceded during those same clashes comes to 6.
Head to head
The last league game between the two was Champions League match day 1 on 20/09/2023 when the final score was Braga 1-2 SSC Napoli.
On that day, Braga had 53% possession and 16 shots on goal with 2 on target. Goals were scored by Bruma (84') and Sikou Niakaté (88' Own goal).
SSC Napoli had 18 shots on goal with 6 on target. Giovanni Di Lorenzo (45') was the scorer.
Team News: Braga
The Braga manager Artur Jorge has a full complement, with no fitness worries at all ahead of this game thanks to a fully healthy squad available to select from.
Team News: Napoli
Napoli manager Rudi Garcia has to choose a team with limited availability. Amir Rrahmani (Thigh Problems) and Jens Cajuste (Muscle Fatigue) can’t be considered.
Our thinking is that Braga might have a difficult job to be putting a goal past this SSC Napoli lineup who we reckon will do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead.
We’re therefore predicting a good battle with a 0-1 win for SSC Napoli after 90 minutes.
Looking forward to this.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Municipal de Braga (30,286)
Captain: Ricardo Horta
Chairman: António Salvador
Manager: Artur Jorge
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 6, Champions League (Group C), UCL Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
⭐ Star Man: Ricardo Horta
Usually deployed in the Striker position, Ricardo Horta was born in Irmão, Portugal. Having made a first senior appearance for Vitória Setúbal in the 2012 - 2013 season, the skilful Forward has bagged 2 league goals in the Liga Portugal 2023 - 2024 campaign to date from a total of 3 appearances.