Braga vs Boavista
Estádio Municipal de Braga, Portugal.
14.01.23 at 23:30
Braga will look to continue their dominance in the Primeira Liga as they host Boavista at the Estádio Municipal de Braga for their 16th matchday and will look to hone their solid form by extending their winning streak to six matches at home by defeating Petit's side, who have been inconsistent.
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With a two-goal deficit going into the second half of their home game against Vitoria SC, Os Arcebispos enters this match having just pulled off one of the most incredible comebacks in the Taca de Portugal when they scored three late goals in the span of five minutes to advance to the next round.
Prior to that, in the Primeira Liga, they defeated Santa Clara by a score of 4:0, extending their winning streak to three games. This has allowed them to amass 12 points in their last five games, and they only dropped three points to Casa Pia at home in a 1:0 loss. All in all, it is safe to say that they have been on an impressive run of form.
Their home form has been something to watch for in their last five games, as they've exceeded expectations and are on a five-match winning streak in all competitions. This is where they had the pleasure of serving Benfica with a crushing 3:0 defeat, with a brace from Ricardo Horta and a goal from Abel Ruiz securing all three points for them.
This season, Arturo Jorge's team has been in complete control of their own destiny. They have just three losses on their record and have 11 wins and a draw from 15 games to sit in second place with 34 points, one point ahead of FC Porto in third place. However, their pursuit of first place is hampered by a six-point deficit, and they will likely try to reduce it to three points while maintaining their distance from FC Porto.
Probable Starting XI
Lima; Gomez, Niakate, Oliveira, Sequeira; Medeiros, Racic, Al- Musrati, A Horta; Ruiz, R Horta
During their recent home game against Gil Vicente, Yusupha Njie, 23, scored the game's first goal in the 31st minute to give his team a lead going into the second half. However, they were hindered in the 76th minute when defender Reggie Cannon received his second yellow card of the day and was sent off, but overall they held on to their lead for a little longer as they put forth a defensive front that eventually paid off as they recorded a 1:0 triumph.
Unfortunately for them, they didn't have a lot of confidence in the Primeira Liga because they were currently on a six-match winless run, having suffered four losses and two draws, and had only been able to collect two points during that time to fully understand the situation that their form has been poor.
Prior to that, they suffered a disappointing 2:1 loss in the quarterfinals of the Taca da Liga to Académico de Viseu FC. Youngster Sopuruchukwu Onyemaechi took the initiative to score a consolation goal from a set piece in stoppage time, but it was already too late for them to tie the score as the match was in its final stages.
With a game remaining, the Os Axadrezados are level with Rio Ave and Chaves on 20 points, occupying tenth place. They will likely try to ascend in the standings by defeating a strong opponent, which will not be as simple as they had anticipated.
Probable Starting XI
Bracali; Reis, Abascal, Onyemaechi; Malheiro, Makouta, Perez, Mangas; Lourenco, Bozenik, Njie
- Boavista has scored in three of their five away matches in the Primeira Liga.
- Braga is on a five-match winning streak at home in the Primeira Liga.
- The average number of goals scored between Braga and Boavista is four.
- Braga averages 1.74 goals per game at home while Boavista averages 1.15 goals per game away.
Braga has won 12 of the last 29 meetings, Boavista has won 6, and there have been 11 draws with a goal difference of 41-28 in favor of Braga.
Expert Betting Tips
Arturo Jorge's team, who have been playing well lately and are title contenders this season, could end up with a straightforward victory. They will probably want to win all three points in this match because they have challenging games ahead of them.
Boavista isn't currently in danger of falling into the relegation zone and isn't under any pressure to win because they're in a good spot in the standings, but Petit might still want to see his team put on a strong performance against a team that's on a roll and pull off an upset while on the road.
We do expect the home team's offense, which has been a threat and has also seen them being the joint second best in the Primeira Liga in terms of goals scored with 36 in just 15 matches played, to come to light in this matchup because Braga are clear favorites to win this game against a team that boasts a 100% losing record when playing away. As a result, we do expect them to forge their way to an easy victory despite an Asian handicap of -1.5.
- Handicap 1 -1.5 for 1.97
- Goals - Over 2.5 for 1.70
- Total 1 Corners - Over 6.5 for 2.05