Braga vs Famalicao
Estádio Municipal de Braga, Portugal.
05.02.23 at 18:30
Braga will look to rebound from their humiliating 5:0 road loss to Sporting CP by hosting Famalicao at the Estádio Municipal de Braga for their 19th matchday of the Primeira Liga.
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Os Arcebispos' impressive streak of seven straight victories in all competitions came to an end when they suffered a heartbreaking defeat at Estádio José Alvalade against Sporting CP, conceding five unanswered goals (5:0), with Sikou Niakate being sent off in the 49th minute.
Deja vu struck twice for them as this was their second defeat to Ruben Amorim's team by the same score (5:0), with the first defeat occurring in the Taca da Liga quarter-final resulting in their elimination from the competition, crushing their dreams of winning the prestigious silverware.
They have been solid defensively in their last five games, giving up only six goals while keeping three clean sheets, but that is a debate for another day. On the other hand, they have been also been solid offensively, scoring 10 goals in those games, so it goes without saying that they have not been lacking in of those mentioned areas.
Their painful loss to Sporting CP on the road has seen them drop down to third place with 40 points. And the point gap between them and first place has now widened to 10 points, making a win crucial for them because a loss or even a draw won't be enough this time around if they still wish to clinch on the title.
Braga have no major injury concerns except for Jean-Baptiste Gorby, who has been out for nearly two months.
Sikou Niakate, who was sent off in their recent away match against Sporting CP after being shown his second booking of the day, will not be available for this match.
Probable Starting XI
Lima; Sequeira, Tormena, Borja; Gomez, Oliveira, Al-Musrati, Racic; Ruiz, Banza, Medeiros
The Famalicenses, who had gone two games without a victory after recording a scoreless draw against Rio Ave at home and a 4:1 loss to FC Porto on the road, were all smiles as they defeated Estoril Praia 1:0 at home thanks to Santiago Colombatto's 54th-minute goal.
Despite their lack of success in the Primeira Liga, they may turn their focus to the Taca de Portugal, where they have performed admirably and have fared better, earning themselves a spot in the quarterfinals, where they will face the visitors B-SAD at the Municipal Stadium Famalicão and move closer to winning their first Taca de Portugal trophy.
Their away form in the Primeira Liga has been poor, with only one win in their last nine away matches, and it could prove difficult for them to get something positive out of a side that has been impressive when playing at home.
They are currently in 12th place with 20 points, level on points with 11th-place Rio Ave, and three points behind 9th place.
Famalicao will be without Theo Fonseca, who has been out of action for nearly four months due to an injury, and there are no new injury concerns for Joao Sousa to be concerned about ahead of this match.
Probable Starting XI
Junior; Penetra, Riccieli, Mihaj, Moura; Youssouf, Colombatto; Rodrigues, Jaime, Dobre, Cadiz
- Braga has won six consecutive home games.
- Famalicao has yet to win a game against Braga on the road in their last three meetings.
- The average number of goals scored in meetings between Braga and Famalicao is 3.4.
- When playing at home, Braga averages 1.77 goals per game, while Famalicao averages 0.8 goals per game when playing away.
Braga has won three of the last eight meetings, Famalicao has won one, and there have been four draws with a goal difference of 14-10 in favor of Braga.
Expert Betting Tips
After their humiliating 5:0 road loss to Sporting CP, Braga may be lacking in confidence, but given their opponent, this should lift their spirits and get them back on track. However, due to their opponent's tenacity and resilience in recent games, caution will be required.
Therefore, we would rather bet on Braga with the added benefit of total goals being over 1.5, as we believe that should be more than enough to surface.
- W1 & TO 1.5 for 1.69
- Both Teams To Score (Yes) for 1.96
- Corners - Over 9 for 1.83