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Paços de Ferreira will do battle with visiting rivals Braga at Estádio Capital do Móvel in the Primeira Liga meeting on Saturday.
All Paços de Ferreira v Braga match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
Paços de Ferreira
Paços de Ferreira, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 0-1 Primeira Liga victory over Rio Ave.
In that match, Paços de Ferreira had 31% possession and 5 shots on goal with 2 on target. The scorer for Paços de Ferreira was Nigel Thomas (34'). On the other side, Rio Ave got 16 shots on goal with 6 on target.
It’s been all too rare in recent games where Paços de Ferreira have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that Paços de Ferreira have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 11 goals during that time. We will just have to find out if that trend will be continued on here.
Leading up to this clash, Paços de Ferreira:
- haven't won against Braga in their previous 3 league matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 10 league games. No joy for the home fans.
Braga come into this meeting after a 1-0 Primeira Liga win with the defeat of Boavista in their last game.
In that game, Braga managed 48% possession and 9 shots on goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for Braga was Vítor Oliveira (46'). Boavista had 10 attempts at goal with 0 on target.
A run of hard-working displays by the Braga defensive players has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 3 from their previous 6 outings in total. In that period of time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 12.
Leading up to this clash, Braga:
- are winless against Paços de Ferreira in games played away from home for the previous 2 league games.
- are unbeaten in their last 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels dating back to 15/12/2019, there has been little between the sides with Paços de Ferreira winning 2 of those games, Braga 2 and 2 being drawn in regulation time.
A combined sum of 14 goals were produced between them in this period, with 6 for Os Castores and 8 netted by Os Arcebispos. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.33.
The previous league encounter featuring these clubs was Primeira Liga match day 22 on 12/02/2022 when it ended Braga 2-1 Paços de Ferreira.
On that day, Braga had 57% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Their only player to score was Ricardo Horta (67', 90').
At the other end, Paços de Ferreira got 9 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Antunes (45') scored.
The match was refereed by Gustavo Correia.
Team News: Paços de Ferreira
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just the sole fitness concern for the Paços de Ferreira gaffer César Peixoto to be concerned about from an otherwise complete set of players. Luíz Carlos (Unknown Injury) is sidelined.
Team News: Braga
With a completely healthy squad available to select from, the Braga boss Artur Jorge doesn’t have any fitness concerns to report ahead of this clash.
We believe that Braga will most probably be able to create a high number of chances and successful shots on target.
In contrast, Paços de Ferreira might well find it difficult to break down their defence- but, we do see them converting at least once here.
We’re predicting a 1-3 margin for Braga when all’s said and done.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Paços de Ferreira
Stadium: Estádio Capital do Móvel (9,076)
Captain: Vitorino Antunes
Chairman: Paulo Meneses
Manager: César Peixoto
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 18
⭐ Star Player: Nigel Thomas
Mostly taking to the field in the Left Wing position, Nigel Thomas was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands. After making a first senior appearance for Jong PSV in the 2018 - 2019 season, the dangerous Forward has managed to score 2 league goals in the Liga Portugal 2022 - 2023 campaign to date in a total of 16 appearances.