Sporting vs Braga – Liga NOS: Sporting’s European road is once again bringing their coach some mixed flavours…
On one hand, it gives him clear signs of a competitive growth of his group of players, capable of playing 3 consecutive matches against Barcelona and Juventus, always maintaining the ability to discuss the result in level terms with the European colossuses.
However, they lack a victory to record that growth in history.
The draw against Juventus last Tuesday had, however, the curiosity of presenting some unknown data about this Sporting.
With a lot of absences, between injuries and rested players, due to their condition, for this Sunday’s match, the Lions have shown that they have depth on their roster, especially on their defence and midfield.
The increase in confidence of the lesser utilized players is an asset that Jorge Jesus didn’t always knew how to use.
Against Sporting de Braga, the Lions’ coach will have more objectives to accomplish. On one hand, the loss suffered against this team, last year, has certainly left some marks on Jorge Jesus’ memory.
On the other hand, by resting players like William Carvalho and Fábio Coentrão, he expects a good reply for them on this match.
Finally, with FC Porto already having won against Belenenses, they need to win in order not to let the Dragons gain a bigger advantage than the one they already have.
Sporting vs Braga – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Sporting de Braga is coming off a draw in Bulgaria, on a series of very favourable results in different competitions.
They are a team with a lot of options, a lot of talented players, being able to perform without pressure, on a season where they look much better than the other teams who are aiming to finish in 4th place.
In Alvalade, Abel Ferreira will try to achieve a new surprise, although the context is a bit different now.
But, just like last season, this is a match that presents some difficulties for both sides, but that would leave Sporting in a much worse situation in case of an eventual failure.
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