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Braga will be visiting Estádio João Cardoso on Monday for the Primeira Liga fixture with home team Tondela.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Tondela v Braga - plus the latest match odds.
Tondela will be looking to improve on their last outing here after a 3-2 Primeira Liga losing effort in their last game against Gil Vicente.
In that game, Tondela managed 51% possession and 15 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. For Tondela, goals were scored by Yohan Tavares (73') and Philipe Sampaio (84'). On the other side, Gil Vicente had 11 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Rúben Ribeiro (29'), Rúben Fernandes (57') and Bozhidar Kraev (64') scored for Gil Vicente.
It’s not been often in recent games where Tondela have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that Auriverdes have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 13 goals along the way.
Looking at their past form shows that Tondela:
- haven't won against SC Braga in their previous 5 league matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 3 league games.
In the game prior to this, Braga drew 1-1 in the Primeira Liga tie with Belenenses.
In that match, Braga had 65% possession and 31 attempts on goal with 7 on target. The only player to score for Braga was Ricardo Horta (42'). Belenenses had 7 shots at goal with 1 on target. Mateo Cassierra (80') scored for Belenenses.
Showing their penchant for action-packed matches, goals have been celebrated 24 times in the last 6 matches in which Braga have played, making it a mean average of 4 goals for each meeting. Opposing teams have managed 8 of this grand total. Previous results aside, we must now wait to see whether such a trend might continue on in this next game or not.
Coming into this clash, Braga have not been beaten by Tondela in games played away from home for the previous 2 league matches.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 21/05/2017 shows that Tondela have won 1 of these games & Braga 5, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 0.
13 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 4 of them from Auriverdes and 9 for Os Arcebispos. That is an average goals per game value of 2.17.
The last league contest featuring these sides was Primeira Liga match day 16 on 12/01/2020 which ended up with the score at Braga 2-1 Tondela.
In that match, Braga managed 73% possession and 22 attempts at goal with 6 on target. The scorer was Paulinho (79', 91').
For their opponents, Tondela had 7 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Jhon Murillo (37') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Jorge Sousa.
Team News: Tondela
There’s just a single fitness concern for the Tondela gaffer Natxo González to contend with due to a largely intact squad. Cláudio Ramos (Muscle Injury) will miss out.
Team News: Braga
Braga manager Artur Jorge has not got a full squad to pick from. Vítor Tormena (Muscle Injury) and Eduardo (Unknown Injury) will miss out on this game.
We believe that Tondela may well find it hard to score against this Braga outfit who we think will get the win and a maybe even keep a clean sheet as well.
That’s why our selection here is for a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 victory for Braga at the end of the 90.
Should be an interesting one.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio João Cardoso (5,000)
Captain: Cláudio Ramos
Chairman: Gilberto Neves Coimbra
Manager: Natxo González
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 17
⭐ Key Man: João Pedro
Typically deployed in the Centre Midfield position, João Pedro was born in Vermil, Portugal. After having played his first senior match for Vitória Guimarães in the 2013 - 2014 season, the accomplished Midfielder has netted 3 league goals in this Primeira Liga 2019 - 2020 season to date coming from a total of 30 appearances.