Estrela Amadora vs. Braga
Estadio Jose Gomes, Amadora, Portugal.
28.09.23 at 22:15
Estrela Amadora welcomes Braga to the Estadio Jose Gomes in the seventh round of the Primeira Liga.
Braga will seek to extend their winning streak in the Primeira Liga to two matches, though they face a tricky side that could put a hamper on those plans if no cautious steps are taken.
Let's have a look at the latest Portuguese Primeira Liga predictions between Estrela Amadora vs. Braga, probable lineups, match facts and betting odds for you to consider!
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Estrela Amadora weren't about to leave the Estádio Municipal Eng. Manuel Branco Teixeira empty-handed in their match against Chaves, as they put up a lively fight to salvage a point after playing out a nail-biting 2-2 draw.
This comes after their 1-0 loss to FC Porto at home, which saw their two-match unbeaten run where a draw and a win were recorded halted.
However, life in the Primeira Liga has been tough for them, as they have a solitary win to their name in six matches played alongside three losses and two draws. Their only win this season came at home, where they played three matches and lost two in the process.
They currently occupy thirteenth place with five points in the standings with three other teams and are one point ahead of the relegation zone. Their aspirations for a ninth-place finish are hindered by a mere two-point deficit.
Probable Starting XI
B. Brigido; K. Gaspar, M. Lopes, Mansur; Santos, Cordeiro, Souza, J. Reis; Ronald, L. Jaba; R. Tavares
Braga, who failed to impress in their Champions League opener against Napoli, losing 2-1 at home, knew that a response was needed after that.
And a perfect response is what they delivered on, as their victim was unsuspecting high-flying Boavista in the league where they got to record a commanding 4-1 triumph at home.
Despite a floundering performance, Os Arsenalistas are still tipped to replicate their finish from the previous season, which seems likely given that they have won three of their six matches in the league alongside two losses and a draw.
They currently occupy sixth place with 10 points in the standings, level on points with seventh-placed Vitoria de Guimaraes and three points behind third-placed Sporting CP.
Probable Starting XI
Matheus; V. Gomez, S. Saatci, S. Niakate, C. Borja; Al Musrati, R. Zalazar Martinez; R. Horta, Pizzi, A. Djalo; S. Banza
- Estrela Amadora has won one of their three home matches in the Primeira Liga.
- Braga have conceded a goal in five consecutive matches across all competitions.
- Estrela Amadora averages 0.67 goals per game when playing at home, and Braga averages 2.67 goals per game when playing away.
This will be the first meeting between these two sides in the Primeira Liga.
Expert Betting Tips
Despite life in the top flight being tough for Estrela Amadora, they are nevertheless pleased with their performance in those matches and will be looking forward to an improvement, which makes them a side that can't be ruled out of causing an upset.
Braga, who came off a morale-boosting win over Boavista at home, will be seeking to replicate that success once again away from home, as they still have to make amends for their slow start in the season.
As such, we expect the gulf in quality and depth in this one to see Os Arsenalistas be the ones to secure a hard-fought win.
- W2 for 1.70
- Both Teams To Score - Yes for 1.72
- Goals - Over 2.5 for 1.70