Porto – Braga, Taca de Portugal Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR PORTO - BRAGA
The only problems that have been around Porto lately are several important injured players, but the dragons show stable performances without them. They even beat Tondela by 0-3 on Friday and thus held their first place in the league. They lost the League Cup final, so they can not afford a new defeat, especially after they have reached the semifinals for the most important cup. These semi-finals have a rematch, so it is important for the dragons to win the first match.
Braga recorded two extremely disappointing results, especially for their last match. Braga lost first from Sporting 0-3 as a guest in the league and then from Belenenses at home with 0-2. It was their first loss in the league at home. At the moment it seems that from the big 4, Sporting Lisbon and Braga are far behind Porto and Benfica.
Porto as hosts are in a series of 14 consecutive wins. That affect them well for sure. They did not manage to reach the final in the previous edition of the tournament after they again were beaten of Sporting in the semifinal after penalties. Braga has not played a semifinal for a very long time. We think it will be quite defensive game and there will not be many chances. Porto is conceding goals rarely at home, and Braga will probably be defensive, and yet the guests will hardly stand the pressure of Porto, so we expect a victory for the hosts. Prediction – Porto to win at 1.60.
- Porto has 3 consecutive wins as host to Braga
PORTO TEAM NEWS
Pereira(15/0 M), Aboubakar(6/4 F) and Marega(18/7 F) are out
BRAGA TEAM NEWS
Silva(12/1 D) is doubtful. Goiano(20/1 D), Pablo(11/2 D) and Martins(11/0 F) are out