Braga, after their insecure start, caught up a good rhythm in Primeira Liga, as they are currently on three matches winning streak. In the last round, they come with a narrow 0:1 away victory against Vitoria Guimaraes.
The visitors looked more dangerous with the ball to their feet and scored the only goal in this clash over Esgaio in the 27th minute. The second part had the potential to be interesting in terms of goals, but it went by in unsportsmanlike behavior of both teams when in total, three direct red cards were shown, one for the hosts and two for the visitors.
Braga is currently in 4th place in the rankings, obviously appearing better as the season continues. They are doing quite all right in Europa League, as they have two consecutive victories in the group stage, recording their last one on Thursday evening against Zorya Luhansk, playing away from their home.
Central defender Carmo (5/0) and midfielder Fransergio (5/1) are both suspended. Offensive Rui Fonte is injured without playing so far anyway.
Famalicao was having some difficulties in their latest match against Boavista at home, but they were still able to bounce back after a 0:2 deficit and took a point.
The guests helped them a lot, as they were left with a player less on the field since the 83rd, leaving enough time for the hosts to get back into the match. They reduced the deficit from the penalty in the 85th minute and in the third minute of added time, completely leveled up via Jhonata Robert, and made a narrow escape with a point in their hands.
Famalicao is currently in 13th place in the overall standings, being quite an effective team, but they lack that one thing that makes a difference between victory and a loss.
The guests have no fresh injury worries, as they continue to miss forward Anderson who didn’t play anyway so far.
Famalicao have scored at least 2 goals in their last 4 away matches.
Defeinitely not a defensive game
Even though Braga is a strong favorite in this match, and should come as a winner, it would be very hard for them to keep their sheet clean, as overly looking, they concede easily. The visitors will surely try to take advantage of the opponent’s busy schedule, and be as dangerous as possible in this clash. They anyway prefer quite an attacking style and shouldn’t have problems making this clash as interesting as possible.