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Braga will be at Estádio Capital do Móvel on Saturday for the Primeira Liga tie with hosts Paços de Ferreira.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Paços de Ferreira v Braga can be seen below (including the best match odds).
Paços de Ferreira
Paços de Ferreira fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 0-1 Primeira Liga victory over Portimonense.
In that game, Paços de Ferreira had 41% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 2 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Paços de Ferreira was Douglas Tanque (45'). Portimonense got 18 shots at goal with 5 of them on target.
An interesting trait of recent Paços de Ferreira games is seeing a zero in the scoreline.
From their prior sextet of clashes before this one, in 5 of them a wager on BTTS would have lost. Nonetheless, we will just have to wait and see whether that pattern might persist in this upcoming game or not.
Coming into this contest, Paços de Ferreira have not lost a league tie with Braga in their previous 2 matches.
In their previous fixture, Braga drew 0-0 in the Primeira Liga tie with Vitória Guimarães.
In that game, Braga had 61% possession and 21 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Vitória Guimarães got 11 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
Throughout their 6 latest matches, Carlos Carvalhal's Braga have fired home 8 times - giving them a goals scored per game average of 1.33.
Coming into this meeting, Braga are unbeaten in their previous 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head to head meetings going back to 03/12/2017 tells us that Paços de Ferreira have won 2 of them and Braga 3, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 1.
A sum of 20 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 6 for Os Castores and 14 for Os Arcebispos. That’s an average goals per game of 3.33.
The previous league contest between the two was Primeira Liga match day 31 on 05/05/2021 when the final score was Braga 1-1 Paços de Ferreira.
On that occasion, Braga had 66% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Galeno (78').
On the other side, Paços de Ferreira had 13 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. João Pedro (26') was the scorer.
The referee was Hélder Malheiro.
Team News: Paços de Ferreira
João Vigário (Unknown Injury), Maracás (Unknown Injury), Mohamed Diaby (Achilles tendon surgery) and Jordi (Achilles tendon rupture) will be missing for Paços de Ferreira gaffer Jorge Simão.
Team News: Braga
Braga manager Carlos Carvalhal has not got a full squad to pick from. David Carmo (Ankle Fracture), Ricardo Horta (Unknown Injury), André Castro (Unknown Injury), Francisco Moura (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Nuno Sequeira (Unknown Injury) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
We feel that Paços de Ferreira might have a difficult job to see themselves scoring against this Braga side who should emerge victorious.
We therefore fancy a very even match with a 0-1 advantage for Braga at full-time.
We’ll see what happens.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Paços de Ferreira
Stadium: Estádio Capital do Móvel (9,076)
Captain: Marco Baixinho
Chairman: Paulo Meneses
Manager: Jorge Simão
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 9, Conference League Qualifiers (3rd Qualifying Round), Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round)