Braga vs. Boavista
Estádio Municipal de Braga, Braga, Portugal.
24.09.23 at 22 :30
Braga will look to put behind their setback in the Champions League, which saw them suffer their first defeat, as they resume their domestic league duties, where they will play host to Boavista at the Estádio Municipal de Braga in the 6th round of the Primeira Liga.
Let's have a look at the latest Portuguese Primeira Liga predictions between Braga vs. Boavista, probable lineups, match facts and betting odds for you to consider!
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Braga came close to salvaging a point against Napoli in Group C's UEFA Champions League opener, but a late own goal from Sikou Niakate saw them suffer a narrow 2-1 defeat at home.
Prior to that, they resumed league action following the international break with a 3-1 defeat at the hands of newly promoted Farense, with Simon Banza's lone goal serving as consolation amidst the defeat.
While Os Arsenalistas have lost two consecutive matches in all competitions, which they know is a downturn to their impressive form that saw them be on a six-match winless run, picking up five wins and a draw, However, they'll take motivation from the fact that they just lost three of their seventeen matches in the Primeira Liga, a run that stems from the previous season.
They currently occupy eighth place with 7 points in the standings and are six points behind first place, which is currently occupied by their opponents in this impending encounter.
Probable Starting XI
M. Magalhaes; C. Borja, S. Niakate, J. Fonte, V. Gomez; Al Musrati, R. Horta, V. Carvalho; Bruma, A. Ruiz, A. Dias Fernandes
Aside from being eliminated by second-tier Leiria in the first round of the Taca da Liga, Boavista have compensated for that misstep to the fullest degree in the league, where their impressive performance has been nothing short of a surprise.
Their recent match in the league against Chaves saw them win comfortably at home, recording a 4-1 win where they displayed first-half dominance by putting the game to bed courtesy of Róbert Boženík's brace and goals from Tiago Morais and Salvador Agra.
The Chequered Ones are one of the three sides in the league yet to suffer defeat in four matches, picking up three wins and a draw. They currently lead the pack in the standings when it comes to their attacking prowess, which has seen them score 14 goals.
They currently occupy first place with 13 points, with Sporting CP in second place and FC Porto in third place.
Probable Starting XI
J. Goncalves; P. Goncalo Malheiro, C. Awaziem, R. Abascal, O. Bruno; S. Perez, G. Makouta; M. Reisinho, Tiago Morais, Salvador Agra; R. Bozenik
- Braga have yet to keep a clean sheet in five matches in the Primeira Liga.
- Boavista are currently on a four-match winless run when playing against Braga.
- Braga averages 2.1 goals per game when playing at home, and Boavista averages 2.1 goals per game when playing away.
In the last 32 meetings, Braga have won 14 times, Boavista have won 6 times, and there have be
en 12 draws, with the goal difference being 45-29 in favor of Braga.
Expert Betting Tips
Braga come into this match with a four-match unbeaten run against Boavista when playing at home, recording three wins and a draw. It's also worth mentioning that they are currently on a two-match winning streak, keeping a clean sheet in those matches. It's without a doubt that they'll take motivation from their impressive run at home to get back to winning ways.
Boavista, who have been a surprise package in the Primeira Liga so far, will know that their chances of success in this one are slim given the fact that they have won just one of their last sixteen away matches in this fixture, though they are not a side that can be written off from causing an upset having done so with the defending champions Benfica earlier this season.
Given the strong start Boavista has made in the Primeira Liga, we anticipate them to get on the scoreboard here against a side that has conceded a goal in all of their five matches in the league; however, that won't be enough to see them avoid defeat.
- Result & Both Teams To Score - Braga/Yes for 3.00
- Both Teams To Score - Yes for 1.72
- Total - Over 2.5 for 1.62