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Braga line up against visitors Vizela at Estádio Municipal de Braga in this Primeira Liga tie on Sunday.
Our Braga v Vizela predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - plus the latest match odds.
Braga will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 1-0 Europa League victory vs Union Berlin.
In that match, Braga had 54% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. The only player to score for Braga was Vítor Oliveira (77'). On the other side, Union Berlin had 12 shots at goal with 5 of them on target.
Matches with Braga have tended to be engaging ones of late with high scoring the rule rather than the exception. Over their past half dozen games alone, the sum of 20 goals have been scored for both teams combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 18 of those being chalked up by Braga.
Following on from being defeated in their last game at the hands of Estoril in Primeira Liga action, Vizela and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, Vizela had 47% possession and 22 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. Estoril had 10 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Erison (27') was the scorer for Estoril.
The stats don’t lie, and Vizela have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 7 goals in total. In defence, Vizela have clearly had some problems. We will have to find out if that trend will be continued on here.
Going into this encounter, Vizela are without a win away from home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
The last league encounter featuring the two was Primeira Liga match day 29 on 10/04/2022 and the score finished Vizela 0-1 Braga.
That day, Vizela had 48% possession and 14 shots at goal with 2 on target.
On the other side, Braga got 10 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Iuri Medeiros (39') scored.
The match was refereed by António Nobre.
Team News: Braga
Regarding absentees, there’s just a single fitness concern for the Braga gaffer Artur Jorge to be concerned with from of an almost fully healthy group of players. Sikou Niakaté (Unknown Injury) is sidelined.
It’s our opinion that Os Arcebispos may well kick off with a 4-3-3 system for the game, beginning the first half with Matheus Lima, Fabiano, Bruno Rodrigues, Paulo Oliveira, Nuno Sequeira, Ali Elmusrati, André Horta, Diego Laínez, Abel Ruiz, Vítor Oliveira and Ricardo Horta.
Team News: Vizela
Due to a completely injury-free group available to choose from, the Vizela boss Álvaro Pacheco has no fitness concerns at all coming into this match.
It’s our belief that Vizela will likely elect for a 4-3-3 lineup, starting the game with Fabijan Buntic, Tomás Silva, Ivanildo Fernandes, Anderson, Kiki, R. Gregorio Guzzo, Alex Méndez, Samu, Kiko Bondoso, Milutin Osmajic and Nuno Moreira.
In this match, Vizela will be up against it to score against a Braga side who look set to dominate this game and keep it tight in defence.
We can see a very comfortable 3-0 margin for Braga when all is said and done.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Municipal de Braga (30,286)
Captain: Ricardo Horta
Chairman: António Salvador
Manager: Artur Jorge
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 2, Europa League (Group D)
🔑 Key Player: Ricardo Horta
Mostly used in the Striker position, Ricardo Horta was born in Irmão, Portugal. After having played his first senior match for Vitória Setúbal in the 2012 - 2013 season, the gifted Forward has contributed 3 league goals in this Liga Portugal 2022 - 2023 campaign to date in a total of 6 appearances.