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Braga meet visiting opponents Sporting Lisbon at Estádio Municipal de Braga in this Primeira Liga fixture on Sunday.
Our Braga v Sporting Lisbon tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - plus the latest betting odds.
Braga will be hoping to bounce back here after the 3-2 Primeira Liga defeat in their last game at the hands of Famalicão.
In that match, Braga had 52% possession and 11 shots at goal with 6 on target. For Braga, the goals were scored by Ricardo Horta (1') and Vítor Oliveira (19'). Famalicão got 21 shots on goal with 11 of them on target. Simon Banza (43', 89') and Bruno Rodrigues (80') scored for Famalicão.
In their past six games, Artur Jorge's Braga have managed to score a total of 6 times, an average number of goals per match of 1.
Sporting Lisbon will go into the encounter following a 4-0 Primeira Liga win with the downing of Santa Clara in their last match.
In that game, Sporting Lisbon managed 67% possession and 23 shots on goal with 9 on target. For Sporting Lisbon, the goals were scored by Bruno Tabata (41'), Pedro Porro (51'), Pablo Sarabia (56') and Marcus Edwards (78'). Santa Clara got 10 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target.
In a total of 5 out of the previous 6 clashes involving Sporting Lisbon, three or more goals have been struck. The average goals scored per match within that spell is 3.83, with the average number of goals for Sporting Lisbon coming out as 2.83.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head-to-head clashes dating back to 18/08/2019 shows us that Braga have won 2 of these & Sporting Lisbon 4, with the tally of drawn matches being 0.
13 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 5 from Os Arcebispos and 8 belonging to Sportinguistas. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.17.
The last league game between these sides was Primeira Liga match day 19 on 22/01/2022 which ended up with the score at Sporting Lisbon 1-2 Braga.
That time, Sporting Lisbon managed 62% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The scorer was Pedro Gonçalves (25').
Braga got 9 shots at goal with 3 on target. Galeno (53') and Jean-Baptiste Gorby (97') scored.
The referee was Hugo Miguel.
Team News: Braga
The Braga boss Artur Jorge has no fitness worries whatsoever before this match owing to a completely healthy squad to choose from.
Team News: Sporting Lisbon
Sporting Lisbon manager Rúben Amorim has to currently contend with reduced team options. Jeremiah St. Juste (Ankle Injury), Daniel Bragança (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Antonio Adán (Torn Knee Ligament) will not be playing here.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Braga may not find it easy to put one past this Sporting Lisbon team who we reckon should get a goal themselves and run out victorious.
We’re going for a hard-fought 0-1 win for Sporting Lisbon at the end of the match.
Should be interesting.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Municipal de Braga (30,286)
Captain: Ricardo Horta
Chairman: António Salvador
Manager: Artur Jorge