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The Primeira Liga game at Estádio Municipal de Braga on Wednesday will see home side Braga facing opposition in the form of Paços de Ferreira.
All Braga v Paços de Ferreira game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
Braga will be looking for an improved result here after a 1-0 Primeira Liga loss in their previous game against Marítimo.
In that match, Braga had 62% possession and 12 shots on goal with 4 on target. At the other end, Marítimo got 7 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Joel Tagueu (75') was the scorer for Marítimo.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times that Braga haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that Os Arcebispos have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 5 goals on the way. Such a pattern won’t necessarily be sustained into this next game, of course.
Paços de Ferreira
Paços de Ferreira will come into the game following on from a 1-0 Primeira Liga win in the defeat of Belenenses in their previous match.
In that match, Paços de Ferreira had 57% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 7 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Paços de Ferreira was João Pedro (85'). For their opponents, Belenenses got 7 shots on goal with 1 of them on target.
For 5 of the past six clashes featuring Paços de Ferreira, a notably low volume of goals have gone in between them and opposing sides. The overall average number of goals per game in that spell comes out as a meagre 2.33, with the number of goals averaged by Os Castores equalling 0.33.
Heading into this contest, Paços de Ferreira are without a win away from home in their last 6 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings going back to 23/04/2017, neither club has come out on top overall with Braga winning 3 of those games, Paços de Ferreira 3 and 0 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 22 overall which averages out at 3.67 goals per match.
The previous league encounter featuring these clubs was Primeira Liga match day 14 on 16/01/2021 when it finished Paços de Ferreira 2-0 Braga.
On that day, Paços de Ferreira managed 39% possession and 8 shots on goal with 4 on target. The goals were scored by Bruno Costa (57') and Hélder Ferreira (76').
For their opponents, Braga had 12 shots at goal with 4 of them on target.
The referee was Nuno Almeida.
Team News: Braga
Francisco Moura (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), David Carmo (Ankle Fracture) and Iuri Medeiros (Knee Injury) are not available for Braga boss Carlos Carvalhal.
Team News: Paços de Ferreira
Paços manager Pedro Pêpa has not got a full squad to pick from. Mohamed Diaby (Achilles tendon surgery) and Marco Baixinho (Muscle Injury) miss out here.
We’ve got the feeling that Braga have it within them to see a lot of the ball and convert quite a few goal-scoring opportunities.
At the same time, Paços de Ferreira may well struggle to make a breakthrough but do we see them scoring here.
We’re predicting a 3-1 winning margin for Braga at the conclusion of the game.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Municipal de Braga (30,286)
Captain: Fransérgio Rodrigues Barbosa
Chairman: António Salvador
Manager: Carlos Carvalhal
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 4
⭐ Key Man: Ricardo Horta
Generally taking up the Right Wing position, Ricardo Horta was born in Irmão, Portugal. After having played his first senior match for Vitória Setúbal in the 2012 - 2013 season, the talented Forward has accumulated 8 league goals in this Primeira Liga 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in 28 appearances.