Braga vs Porto Soccer Betting Tips
Porto in your thoughts at the cup final?
Betting Tips: Under 3.5 Goals
With Braga against Porto, another top game will take place in the Primeira Liga on the final day. However, at least with the guests the air is a bit out. Porto has been the new champion for some time, which is why there are no season goals in league operations.
The situation is somewhat different for the home side: The Braguistas would like to take Sporting’s third place. This would save the exhausting qualification phase for the Europa League and start directly in the group phase of the competition.
However, the hosts have been waiting for the next win for two rounds, even though it was only against teams from the table cellar. Only thanks to the parallel weak phase of the Lisbon team is it still possible to reach third place. For the match between Braga and Porto, the tip is aimed at fewer than four goals.
Braga – Statistics & current form
For four rounds of games, the fourth coach has been in charge of sports at the Minhotos this season. Artur Jorge, who like his short-term predecessor Custodio, has no experience in the professional area now has responsibility on the sidelines. Previously, he was in charge of the club’s youth team. It remains to be seen whether it will be better with him than with Custodio.
The Arsenalistas started under Jorge furios and only scored 4: 0 against Aves and 5: 1 at Ferreira, but recently the performances have already dropped again. A draw against Belenenses and an embarrassing defeat at Tondela can be seen as the latest results.
Another fourth rank is emerging
It is obvious that the team lacks the necessary consistency for higher positions due to the numerous coaching changes this season. As is so often the case in recent years, it will only be enough for fourth place in the Primeira Liga. The season was nevertheless successful, as the league cup was won last January.
The opponent was also Porto at the time and, admittedly, the victory was a happy one thanks to a very late goal in injury time.
Pualinho is still chasing the top scorer
In the upcoming match, Paulinho in particular will be motivated. The best scorer in the Arcebispos jersey still has a personal title in sight: With 17 goals, he is only one goal less than Pizzi from Benfica in second place in the scorer ranking.
In view of this, the odds for another goal by the Brazilian are also given value in the encounter between Braga and Porto.
Probable lineup of Braga:
Matheus – Esgaio – Wilson – Carmo – Amador – Horta R. – Palhinha – Horta A. – Trincao – Fonte – Paulinho
Last games from Braga:
07/20 2020 Tondela 1 – 0 Braga
07/15 2020 Braga 1 – 1 Belenenses SAD
07/10 2020 Pacos de Ferreira 1 – 5 Braga
07/04 2020 Braga 4 – 0 Aves
06/30 2020 Rio Ave 4 – 3 Braga
Porto – Statistics & current form
Porto initially made a weak restart. So they started with a bankruptcy at the newcomer Famalicao and in the third game after the resumption of play it got really bitter because only a draw jumped out of the completely beaten table bottom Aves.
Porto aim for the seventh win in a row
But the eternal rival Benfica could not use the slip and afterwards Porto did not show any more nakedness. The new champion currently has six wins. No under 3.5 goals were scored per game. At the same time, the defense was very stable and collected four clean sheets.
One reason for the upswing is the return of Telles in defense, who was blocked in the two weak games against Aves and Famalicao. In addition, Moussa Marega is currently turning up the pace in the attack: The attacker from Mali has scored in five of the last six games and is now the best goalkeeper in the Porto jersey.
Porto is already thinking about the cup final
Against the background of the current constitution, the team of coach Sergio Conceicao can have legitimate hopes for the home double. The cup final against Benfica is due in about a week. An appointment that is certainly more present in the minds of the players compared to the upcoming task against Braga.
Probable lineup of Porto:
Costa – Leite – Telles – Mbemba – Manafa – Corona – Otavio – Pereira – Luis Diaz – Marega – Vieira
Last games from Porto:
07/20 2020 FC Porto 6 – 1 Moreirense
07/15 2020 FC Porto 2 – 0 Sporting CP
07/09 2020 Tondela 1 – 3 FC Porto
07/05 2020 FC Porto 5 – 0 Belenenses SAD
06/29 2020 Pacos de Ferreira 0 – 1 FC Porto
Braga vs Porto Betting odds comparison – Primeira Liga
Betting Tips: Braga
Betting Tips: Draw
Betting Tips: Porto
Braga vs Porto Direct comparison
As described, the teams last faced each other in the League Cup final in January and Braga took a close 1-0 win. Previously, the Azuis e Brancos had stayed four times without defeat in this pairing (2-2-0) and scored at least once in eight of the past ten guest appearances.
Braga vs Porto Soccer Betting Tips
With Artur Jorge, Braga has appointed the boss of his own youth as the head coach of the professionals for the third time this season. What was very successful with Ruben Amorim, the first in this series, is of course not always a tried and tested method.
For example, Custodio’s record, which followed the Amorim who had left, was mixed and Jorge also won only the first two of his four games under his direction. The recent bankruptcy against relegation candidate Tondela was very weak, especially in terms of the offensive. Only once was the opposing box targeted directly in 90 minutes.
With Porto, the freshly baked champion is now waiting for Sporting. But this could play into the hands of the hosts, because the Dragoes are already mentally at the cup final next week and will not be overly motivated. For the match between Braga and Porto, the tip therefore includes a maximum of three goals in the course of the game.
Key facts – Braga vs Porto tips
- Porto has been chosen as the title holder and is traveling with the best offensive and defensive
- Braga is aiming for third place
- Last January the hosts won the league cup against the new champions
Although the goals with the home side involved scored the most goals, alongside Famalicao, and Porto came third in this ranking, but this time it should be less goals.
The hosts have recently disappointed twice and the blue-and-whites will take a back seat next weekend with regard to the cup final against Benfica, especially since it is no longer about anything.
Prediction is underpinned by the statistics: less than four goals can be found in 80 percent of the last ten duels and the average value was 2.3 goals per game.