Braga vs FC Porto Prediction 18.05.2024

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  • Competition: Portugal - Primeira Liga
  • Date: Saturday, 18th, May 2024
  • Kickoff: 20:30 UTC +1 / 21.30 CEST
  • Venue: Estadio Municipal de Braga (Braga)

The curtain will fall on the 2023-24 Primeira Liga campaign with a spectacular showdown at the Estadio Municipal de Braga as Braga and Porto battle it out for third place.

Braga vs Porto Betting Tips: BTTS

Separated by just a single point in the league standings heading into the final 90 minutes of this season's Primeira Liga campaign, Braga and Porto will be determining their fate as they both vie for the third spot, which guarantees direct entry into the UEFA Europa League group stage next season, promising an action-packed clash at the Quarry.

Undoubtedly, it's crucial to highlight that defense has been Braga's weakest point this term, starkly evident in recent weeks where they've shipping at least two goals in each of their last three matches, and they will need to tighten things up at the back significantly on the closing matchday if they are to have any hope of pulling off a huge win.

On the plus side, Os Arcebispos' free-flowing attacking style has often allowed them to make up for their defensive vulnerabilities, which was noted in their latest pair of top-flight matches, where they were awash with goals, throwing Casa Pia in a seven-goal thriller before they earned a last-gasp 3-2 victory over Vitoria Guimaraes last time out.

Otherwise, Braga's blend of explosive attack and leaky defensive unit has positioned them as the most entertaining side in the Primeira Liga this term, having recorded BTTS outcomes a remarkable 23 times in 33 matches, surpassing any other team in the division, and makes is that another high-scoring contest is on the cards on the final day.

That being said, on the opposite end of the pitch stands a formidable Porto side that has greatly improved in the attacking third as of late, netting two or more goals in each of their last six league fixtures, including last week's heart-stopping 2-1 victory over Boavista courtesy of Mehi Taremi's 90+8-minute winner.

The tally of 27 goals conceded earns them recognition for the best defense in the top division of Portugal, on par with Benfica's 27, but things have started to weaken at the back in recent times, often finding themselves trailing and having to come from behind to salvage points, managing only two scarce shutouts in their last 10 matches across all competitions.

Despite being considered the favorite, Conceicao's squad doesn't inspire confidence, so we think Os Arcebispos can spring a suprise for their deveted supporters by snatching third place from the faltering giant in what promises to be a wide-open contest with goals bulging at both ends. Thus, we support BTTS as the principal recommendation.

Braga vs Porto Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Porto

    2 : 0

    Braga

    Liga Portugal

  2. Braga

    0 : 2

    Porto

    Taça De Portugal

  3. Braga

    0 : 0

    Porto

    Liga Portugal

  4. Porto

    4 : 1

    Braga

    Liga Portugal

  5. Braga

    1 : 0

    Porto

    Liga Portugal

Braga

Braga team news

Caretaker manager Vacant will thankfully have virtually all of his key players available ahead of the final day of the Primeira Liga season, but Simon Banza is expected to lead the charge after coming off the bench deep into the late stages of the match last week.

Alvaro Djalo, who moves to LaLiga outfit Athletic Bilbao at the end of the season, and experienced defender Paulo Oliveira return to the squad after serving their one-match suspensions.

Last matches of Braga

  1. Vitoria Guimaraes

    2 : 3

    Braga

    Liga Portugal

  2. Braga

    4 : 3

    Casa Pia

    Liga Portugal

  3. Benfica

    3 : 1

    Braga

    Liga Portugal

  4. Braga

    2 : 1

    Vizela

    Liga Portugal

  5. Estoril

    0 : 1

    Braga

    Liga Portugal

Braga lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Matheus

Defenders

  • 26

    Cristian Borja

  • 4

    Sikou Niakate

  • 6

    Jose Fonte

  • 2

    Victor Gomez

Midfielders

  • 22

    Pizzi

  • 28

    Joao Moutinho

  • 7

    Bruma

  • 21

    Ricardo Horta

  • 16

    Rodrigo Zalazar

Forwards

  • 23

    Simon Banza

Porto

Porto team news

Conversely, Porto will have several players out as Jorge Sanchez, Andre Franco, Ivan Jaime, Toni Martinez have all been ruled out by the coach's decision.

The 41-year-old defender Pepe is very likely to miss the closing day of the 2023-24 Primeira Liga season as he recovers from a muscle injury, while long-absent duo Zaidu and Ivan Marcano will also play no part in this one.

Last matches of Porto

  1. Porto

    2 : 1

    Boavista

    Liga Portugal

  2. Chaves

    0 : 3

    Porto

    Liga Portugal

  3. Porto

    2 : 2

    Sporting CP

    Liga Portugal

  4. Casa Pia

    1 : 2

    Porto

    Liga Portugal

  5. Porto

    3 : 1

    Vitoria Guimaraes

    Taça De Portugal

Porto lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 99

    Diogo Costa

Defenders

  • 18

    Wendell

  • 31

    Otavio

  • 97

    Ze Pedro

  • 52

    Martim Fernandes

Midfielders

  • 16

    Nico Gonzalez

  • 22

    Alan Varela

  • 13

    Galeno

  • 11

    Pepe

  • 10

    Francisco Conceicao

Forwards

  • 30

    Evanilson

4 Reasons why we expect BTTS

  1. Braga have produced the most BTTS outcomes this season, a staggering 23 out of 33 matches.
  2. Braga have shipped at least twice in three consecutive Primeira Liga contests.
  3. Porto have netted 2+ goals in each of their last six divisional matches.
  4. Porto have managed to keep a clean sheet on just two occasions in their last 11 competitive matches.

Main prediction Braga - Porto

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57% winrate

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2 wins in a row

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Additional predictions

Team 1 to Win

Best odds:3.40

Over 2.5

Best odds:1.60

Double Chance (1X)

Best odds:1.80

Braga vs Porto - FAQ

? Where to watch?

The match between these teams will be broadcast on Arena sport 1 (Svk), beIN Sports (Fra), COSMOTE Sport, Eleven Sports 2 (Poland), Eleven Sports 4 (Poland), Ring (Bul), Sport TV2 (Por), Ziggo Sport Docu

? Who is Braga's player to watch?

DR Congo forward Simon Banza shines in his second season at Braga, having scored an impressive 21 goals, with four additional assists, making him the second top scorer in the Primeira Liga.

? Who is Porto's player to watch?

Involved in 16 of Porto's goals this season through 13 goals and three assists, Evanilson is the main threat in the Dragon's attack.