Braga vs Chaves prediction 31.01.2024

Braga

Braga

1 : 1

Chaves

Chaves

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  • Competition: Liga Portugal
  • Date: Wednesday, 31st January 2024
  • Kickoff: 20:45 UTC / 21:45 CET
  • Venue: Estádio Municipal de Braga (Braga)

After winning the League Cup in the previous game with a win after the penalty shootout against Estoril, Braga will continue their season with the Liga Portugal game at Estádio Municipal de Braga against the worst team in the league this season - Chaves. 

Braga were mostly the third or fourth-best team in Portugal in the previous decade and a half. Even though it is still early, it seems that finishing 4th in the league will be their maximum since they are eight points away from third place and already ten from the top spot. Even though they are not doing great in the league, by winning a League Cup title, we can safely say that this is a historic season for the popular Archbishops as that is only their sixth major trophy in the club's history. 

After a superb last season when Chaves secured 7th place and were on the brink of securing Europe, they totally collapsed this season and are looking like the primary candidate for relegation. Currently, they are 18th with 12 points, five points away from safe zone. Even though they are only five points away from the safe zone, Chaves look like the worst team in the league and will have a really hard task of securing survival. 

Braga vs Chaves pick: Over 2.5 goals

Braga have the second-best offense in Portugal with 42 goals in 18 rounds - 2.33 per game. However, the defense is not on point, and that is the reason they are not higher on the league's table. They already allowed 26 goals while keeping a clean sheet only once in 18 rounds! Because of an excellent offense and pretty bad defense, they have the highest goal per game in the league at 3.8! 

Chaves have been absolutely terrible defensively and have allowed 44 goals - by far the most in the league. So, conceding at least two or three goals against the second-best offense is an entirely real scenario. On the other hand, Chaves are averaging one goal per game and might score against Braga, which objectively have the trouble of keeping a clean sheet. 

Both teams were 13 times over 2.5 goals in 18 league games (72.2%), and in the previous h2h, we have seen a 4:2 win for Braga. Considering everything above, we expect a high-scoring game, most likely with both teams scoring. 

Braga vs Chaves Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Chaves

    2 : 4

    Braga

    Liga Portugal

  2. Chaves

    1 : 2

    Braga

    Liga Portugal

  3. Braga

    0 : 1

    Chaves

    Liga Portugal

  4. Braga

    2 : 1

    Chaves

    Liga Portugal

  5. Chaves

    0 : 1

    Braga

    Liga Portugal

Braga

Braga team news

The team's top goalscorer, Simon Banza, along with an important central defender, Sikou Niakaté, will miss the game since they are with their national teams in an ongoing AFCON. 

After winning a 2:1 vs Estoril in the League Cup Finals, Artur Jorge spoke to the media. He was delighted to contribute to Braga's history. The coach also spoke very highly of his players, saying they were extraordinary in this run. "We've done very good things this season due to the qualities of the men I have in the group," the coach added. 

Last matches of Braga

  1. Braga

    1 : 1

    Estoril

    League Cup

  2. Braga

    1 : 0

    Sporting CP

    League Cup

  3. Famalicao

    1 : 2

    Braga

    Liga Portugal

  4. Porto

    2 : 0

    Braga

    Liga Portugal

  5. Benfica

    3 : 2

    Braga

    Taça De Portugal

Braga lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Matheus

Defenders

  • 2

    Victor Perea

  • 15

    Paulo Oliveira

  • 6

    Jose Fonte

  • 26

    Cristian Borja

Midfielders

  • 18

    Carvalho Vitor

  • 22

    Pizzi

  • 28

    Joao Moutinho

Forwards

  • 14

    Alvaro Djalo

  • 9

    Abel Ruiz

  • 21

    Ricardo Horta

Chaves

Chaves team news

Bruno Langa and Guima played for Mozambique in the AFCON, but they finished the competition and will most likely be available for the Braga game. 

Sandro Cruz suffered an injury in the previous game vs Rio Ave and had to leave the field around ten minutes before the end of the game. He will most likely miss the upcoming match. Also, Habib Sylla should miss the game with a long-term injury. 

Last matches of Chaves

  1. Chaves

    0 : 0

    Rio Ave

    Liga Portugal

  2. Chaves

    0 : 3

    Sporting CP

    Liga Portugal

  3. Famalicao

    2 : 2

    Chaves

    Liga Portugal

  4. Porto

    1 : 0

    Chaves

    Liga Portugal

  5. Chaves

    1 : 3

    Casa Pia

    Liga Portugal

Chaves lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Hugo Souza

Defenders

  • 77

    Joao Correira

  • 19

    Steven Vitoria

  • 40

    Junior Pius

  • 5

    Bruno Langa

Midfielders

  • 28

    Kelechi Nwakali

  • 13

    Vasco Fernandes

  • 80

    Raphael Guzzo

Forwards

  • 99

    Joarlem Santos

  • 23

    Hector Hernandez

  • 20

    Ruben Ribeiro

3 Reasons why we should see three or more goals

  1. Both teams were over 2.5 goals in 13 of 18 Liga Portugal games
  2. The previous h2h game finished with a 4:2 win for Braga
  3. Braga scored 42 goals in 18 Liga Portugal rounds

Main prediction Braga - Chaves

Over 2.5 goals

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55% winrate

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5 wins in a row

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Braga vs Chaves - FAQ

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Where to watch?

You can find the match officially on the beIN Sports Max channel.

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How much is the average xG for Braga this season?

The average xG for Braga in the Liga Portugal this season is 1.67.

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How much is the average xG for Chaves this season?

The average xG for Chaves in the Liga Portugal this season is 1.27.