- Famalicao have only lost one of their last six matches.
- Braga have lost three of their last five matches in all competitions.
- Famalicao have won seven and drawn three of their 13 home games this season.
- Braga have dropped points in six of their 13 away games this season.
Famalicao look back to their best in June
Famalicao made it back to back wins as they claimed all 3pts at Gil Vivente last week, thanks to goals from Martins, Goncalves and the unfortunate Banguera who put through his own net in stoppage time. Braga lost 1-0 at home to Boavista at the weekend and have now suffered defeats in each of their two games since the return to action this month.
Those results mean that just 3pts separate these two clubs heading into Friday’s clash and if the reverse league fixture is anything to go by, then we can expect a close and competitive 90-minutes between the pair. Famalicao managed to salvage a point from their trip to Braga despite going a man down in the 34th minute, as Anderson score late on to make the final scoreline 2-2.
Braga have lost both games since returning to action
Our prediction for Friday’s match is based largely on the form of the two clubs since returning to the filed in June, as we have backed Famalicao with a double chance bet. The hosts have won three, drawn two and lost just one of their last six league games, claiming wins in both of their matches in June including a 2-1 win over Porto.
Sporting Braga have now lost to Boavista and Santa Clara this month and didn’t manage to get the better of Famalicao in November, despite playing the majority of the match with a one-man advantage. The host shave won seven and drawn three of their 13 home games this season and look very strong in their own backyard, while Braga have already dropped points in six of their 13 away games this season.
A close and competitive 90-minutes is expected at the Estádio Municipal 22 de Junho
In terms of a final scoreline, our prediction for a 2-1 win in favour of Famalicao is backed up by the fact that the hosts score an average of 1.92 goals per home game and concede an average of 1.69 goals. Famalicao have also only kept clean sheets in 15% of their home matches this season and Braga score an average of 1.62 goals per away game. Form favours the hosts and so do we, but Braga are more than capable of claiming a draw on Friday if they anywhere near their best which is why the double chance bet is the logical choice this Friday.
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