Sporting Braga and Santa Clara meet this Tuesday, at 9:15 pm, at the AXA Stadium, in game 19 of the NOS League. The arsenalista team are coming off a penalty shootout loss in the League Cup semi-finals against Sporting, after 1-1 in the 90 minutes, now turning to the championship again. In the Liga NOS, the minhota formation is in third position, to a point of the vice-leader Benfica and to six of the leader FC Porto, and comes from a triumph at home of Nacional by clear 0-3. Santa Clara is ninth, with 21 points, and has four straight games without winning. In the last day, the Azoreans lost at home with the Marítimo, by 0-1. In the first lap, in the Azores, there was a three-goal draw between islanders and minhotos in a challenge that Sporting de Braga won by 0-3 at half-time. Who’s going to get better this Tuesday?
Braga vs Santa Clara
- Sp. Braga comes from seven consecutive home victories.
- Sp. Braga have won three out of four home games with Santa Clara.
- The Minhotos have won three of their last four NOS League games.
Braga: Team form, news and statistics
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Braga (3 rd place, 40 points, 35-17 goal distance) is now at a single 2 nd place, currently occupied by Benfica. The match with Santa Clara must be won at any price, especially after the “guns” were eliminated from penalty shoot-outs by Sporting Lisbon League Cup just a few days ago.Braga has an attack on the league’s scorer, the Brazilian Dyego Sousa, with 12 goals (6 in the first half). On the field, the team played 9 stages: 8 wins and a draw 20-5. Most of these goals were scored in the first half, in which Braga had the go-round on their own field of 12-4.The team scored in the first half in 7 of the 9 stages played at home, winning a goal in 3 of them.
Santa Clara: Team Form, News and Statistics
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Santa Clara (10th place, 21 points, 26-28 golaver) left in this championship, with great results for a new promotion and spectacular matches with gaps. The Elan has extinguished, and this year, in 4 stages, the islanders have only been equal, with three defeats in return. In the last two stages they have not even managed to score, which is rare for Santa Clara. The Osama Rashid goal scorer (5 goals) may have contributed to the Iraqi national to participate in the Asian Cup.
On the move, Santa Clara played 8 matches: 4 wins, 2 draws, 2 defeats, 12-8 goals. Things are equally spectacular in the first half, where Santa Clara has a 6-1 away goal difference. It is good to note, however, that until now the newly promoted did not visit any of the champions’ “heavyweights”.
Santa Clara was able to score in the first half of 5 games played away so far, receiving a goal in one.
Statistics of direct matches Braga v Santa Clara
The tour was a spectacular 3-3, after Braga led to a 3-0 break. Besides this game, there have been two games in the last 15 years: last summer, Braga won 2-1 against Santa Clara. And in 2016, the same Braga defeated 2-1 in the Portuguese Cup.
In total, 9 games were played: 5 Braga wins, one Santa Clara victory, 3 draws.
Football Prediction of the Day Braga vs Santa Clara
The arsenalista team have been very strong at home and we believe they will be able to add the three points at this reception to Santa Clara.
Bet Tips: Braga wins
In a standings break, Braga has 12-4 golaver in the 9 games played at home (the second attack after Porto). Instead, Santa Clara has an exceptional 6-1 golaveraj in the first half of the eight away games played. It should be noted, however, that Santa Clara has not yet met any of Portugal’s 4 great powers (Porto, Benfica, Sporting, Braga) and that in matches played at home with them, it has a 2-5 golaver in the first 45 minutes. Until the break, Braga scored 7 of the 9 home games and Santa Clara in 5 of the 8 away games.
Prediction Today: Total +1 on a break