Porto vs Braga: Huge test to this FC Porto’s ability that, last week, was knocked out from playing in the Taça da Liga’s final.
Losing that way the chance of getting their first title of the year. Then they drew at Moreira de Cónegos, a result that hurts their chances of winning the league title.
Against Moreirense, the Dragons have felt limited, due to Brahimi’s difficulties to contribute the same way he usually does, which has impacted their ability to create dangerous chances.
Still, it was Porto that dominated the match, creating more goal chances and seeing the possibility of getting the 3 points on a play where Waris ended up being offside.
Upon Sporting de Braga, the demands are different. Abel Ferreira’s team has options to play on the same level as FC Porto, with the manager not having the priority of finding systems excessively focused on the defensive approach.
This way, we can expect that FC Porto’s difficulties won’t be due to lack of space, but rather on controlling that same space, on a match where Danilo Pereira isn’t available and the team has to organize itself with Herrera on a more defensive position.
By what they’ve shown in previous matches, that situation has created them troubles that Sérgio Conceição still hasn’t managed to solve. But they haven’t struggled defensively.
This will, therefore, a more open match between FC Porto and Sporting de Braga.
It will be fundamental for the home side to find situations where they can create dangerous chances, even as a way to restrain Braga’s performance in this match.
If the visitors find themselves comfortable, they will be able to create a foundation to attack FC Porto’s defensive sector more continually, and that way creating problems that FC Porto might not be prepared to face.
FC Porto vs Braga – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Still, the favouritism has to go for the hosts in this match, since they are a team who is obligated to win if they want to keep depending only on themselves to stay in 1st place.
|Under 2.5 Goals||