FC Porto and Sporting Braga meet next Tuesday, February 26, for the first leg of the semi-finals of the Portuguese Cup, at 20:55, at Estádio do Dragão. The Dragons won the Tondela (0-3) at João Cardoso Stadium on Friday with goals from Pepe, Óliver and Herrera. Blues and whites held the league lead with 57 points. Sporting Braga scored their second defeat in the Liga NOS, the first at home, losing 2-0 to Belenenses. The minhota team had not been defeated at the AXA for more than a year and the blues have not won in Braga for 18 years. The boys are back to mark the step in the fight for the front seats, maintaining, however, the third place, with 49 points. In the quarter-finals of the Portuguese Cup, FC Porto eliminated Leixões, after winning in extra time in the Stadium of the Sea by two balls to one, while the minhotos moved to the Village of Birds and won the local formation also by two balls to one. Who will lead the best?
Porto vs Braga
- In four of the last five matches of FC Porto in the visiting condition there were more than 2.5 goals.
- In three of Sporting Braga’s last five games as a visitor there were more than 2.5 goals.
- The boys have scored in four of their last five games as a visitor.
- The dragons have scored 14 goals in their last five games at Dragon Stadium.
1. Latest information before Porto vs Braga!
The form of the moment is inconsistent because in the last 5 games it has 2 draws, one defeat and 2 wins.
The defeat was in the move from Rome to the Champions League.
Prioritar is the championship where it is in direct battle with Benfica.
You have to take advantage of this confrontation on your own ground because it will be much harder to travel.
He comes after two wins in which he has scored at least 2 goals and has not even cashed.
Aboubakar and Marega strikers are still injured and will miss this match.
It is in pretty good shape because in the last 5 games it has 2 defeats and 3 wins.
He comes after two consecutive defeats in which he received at least 2 goals and more importantly he failed to score at least one.
Important in this tournament match is not to lose to a very big difference or it would be very good if you draw a draw.
I say this because my own play plays much better than on the move.
Ferreira, Ferregem, Fransergio, Martins, Matheus, Pablo and Silva are injured and will not travel.
2. Porto vs Braga likely teams!
Porto (4-4-2): Casillas – Pereira, Felipe, Pepe, Telles – Corona, Herrera, Otavio, Torres – Adrian, Fernando.
Braga (4-4-2): Santiago – Ailton, Viana, Claudemir, MArcelinho Goiano – Horta, Palhinha, Eduardo, Eduardo – Sousa, Murilo.
3. Information about the last direct duels Porto vs Braga.
The two teams met very often and of course Porto dominates this chapter.
Porto succeeded in imposing itself in 4 of the last 5 direct meetings.
In the most recent meeting where Porto was the host, she managed to score 1-0.
Football Prediction of the Day Porto vs Braga
The dragons will want to gain advantage for the second leg match in Braga. But the minhotos have in this competition one of the great objectives of the season, wanting to make a presence in Jamor. The two teams have in their groups their great weapon, but always focused on the search for the goal.
Prediction Today: more 2.5
Even if they meet two of the best teams in Portugal, I do not think Braga can rise to Porto.
Porto dominates direct meetings, especially when he played on his own ground.
Porto has 9 wins and a draw in the last 10 matches in front of their supporters.
And Braga did well on his way but when he broke with strong teams he lost in both Porto and Benfica and Sporting.
Braga has a lot of unavailable players and that will count a lot, in the last two matches, not even able to score.
Given these things, I think Porto is going with the first chance and I find it hard to believe it will be defeated.
Bet Tips: x2 & under 3.5 goals
Prediction Today: 1x & under 2.5 goals