Sporting Braga vs Boavista Match Analysis & Prediction
14/01/2023 11:30 pm
Looking to claim a fifth home victory on the bounce across all competitions, Sporting Braga play host to Boavista at the Estadio Municipal de Braga in round 16 of the Primeira Liga on Saturday.
The visitors head into the weekend fresh off the back of ending a run of six successive league matches without a win and will be looking to build on that result.
Braga maintained their charge for their first-ever Taca de Portugal as they fought back from two goals down to claim a 3-2 victory over Vitoria de Guimaraes in Wednesday’s last-16 tie.
Artur Jorge’s side have now won three successive matches across all competitions, scoring 10 goals and keeping two clean sheets since their 5-0 defeat to Sporting Lisbon in the December’s Taca da Liga quarter-final tie.
Braga now turn their attention to the Primeira Liga, where they are currently on a run of five wins from their last six matches since early October, with a 1-0 defeat to Casa Pia on November 6 being the exception.
Os Arcebispos have picked up 11 wins, one draw and lost three pf their 15 matches so far to collect 34 points and sit second in he league standings, six points behind first-placed Benfica.
Meanwhile, Boavista kicked off the new year positively as they claimed a 1-0 victory over Gil Vicente when the sides met at the Estadio do Bessa last Sunday.
Prior to that, Boavista were on a four-game winless run across all competitions, and had failed to taste victory in six consecutive Primeira Liga matches since the start of October.
With 20 points from 14 matches, Petit’s side are currently eighth in the league table, level on points with Rio Ave and Chaves, although with a game in hand.
Sporting Braga vs. Boavista Head to head
In the previous 46 meetings between these two teams, Braga have claimed 18 victories while Boavista have won 14, and they have drawn in 14. Boavista have scored 51 goals and conceded 56 in the process.
29/12/2020Boavista1Sporting Braga4Primeira Liga
21/04/2021Sporting Braga2Boavista1Primeira Liga
03/10/2021Sporting Braga2Boavista2Primeira Liga
16/12/2021Boavista5Sporting Braga1Taca da Liga
05/03/2022Boavista1Sporting Braga1Primeira Liga
Sporting Braga Team News
Abel Ruiz performance helped fire Braga into the next round of the Taca de Portugal and the Spanish forward should spearhead the attack once again.
He should be joined by Iuri Medeiros, Andre Horta and Ricardo Horta, while Mutassim Al-Musrati and Uroc Racic retain their spots in midfield.
Sporting Braga's Last 5 Matches
11/12/2022Sporting Braga2Pacos Ferreira0Taca da Liga
19/12/2022Sporting Lisbon5Sporting Braga0Taca da Liga
31/12/2022Sporting Braga3Benfica0Primeira Liga
05/01/2023Santa Clara0Sporting Braga4Primeira Liga
11/01/2023Sporting Braga3Vitoria Guimaraes2Taca de Portugal
Boavista Team News
Reggie Cannon is currently suspended for Boavista after picking up a red card against Gil Vicente last time out, while Filipe Ferreira is out of contention through a muscle injury.
In Cannon’s absence, centre-back Vincent Sasso should come into the side, teaming up with Rodrigo Abascal at the heart of the defence.
Boavista's Last 5 Matches
07/12/2022Celta Vigo1Boavista1Club Friendlies
12/12/2022Boavista0Vitoria Guimaraes0Taca da Liga
20/12/2022Academico Viseu2Boavista1Taca da Liga
08/01/2023Boavista1Gil Vicente0Primeira Liga
Sporting Braga vs. Boavista: Odds and Predictions
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