Braga vs FC Porto Free Betting Tips
Carlos Carvalhal, whose future is the subject of speculation as he is said to be on Burnley’s shortlist, won the tactical battle with Conceicao in last season’s cup semi-finals, and there was little difference between the two sides at the Dragao in December.
Braga hit the post in the first half and had two great chances to equalize after the break in a 1-0 Porto win that was in doubt until the final whistle.
Braga played out a goalless draw in Estoril a few days after being knocked out of the Europa League by Rangers. They could not withstand the fervent atmosphere in Glasgow and shot themselves in the foot with Iuri Medeiros’ moment of madness after taking the tie to extra time.
Braga have lost only one of their last 5 home games, with 3 wins and 1 draw. The latest 3-2 win over Benfica was Minhotos’ eighth home win this season, after 4 draws and 3 defeats. Braga are also fourth in the home standings, as Sporting have conceded only 13 goals in 15 home games, with 25 goals scored.
Porto have a chance to win their 13th consecutive Primeira Liga game away from home when they travel to Braga on Monday, but this could be an opportunity to oppose them.
Sergio Conceicao’s side have had a great week in pursuit of the domestic double, beating Sporting in the Cup and securing a place in the final against second-bottom Tondela a few days after moving nine points clear of their nearest league rivals.
A win in Braga would give them their 30th league title, but they may prefer to do so at the Dragao in front of a full stadium than in front of a 1,500-strong home crowd.
Of course, Porto are good enough to win this game, as they have proven to be the most consistent force during the season, but their record against Braga recently offers some hope that the hosts can avoid defeat.
PORTO TO WIN – Odds: 1.80
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