Tuesday gives us a first semi-final in the League Cup in Portugal where at the stadium in Braga, the home team receives the visit of Sporting Green at 21:45.
◾️Not a bright season for Braga who is in 5th place in the Primera Liga with only 27 points in 17 appearances, but with a real chance to qualify for UEL.
◾️The host team tonight has an excellent year of 2020 so far, registering 3 consecutive victories.
◾️The debut in the new year came to the pack with a show of proportions on the field of Belenenses, score 7-1, then to win on home soil with Tondela, score 2-1.
◾️The last stage brought another resounding success on the field of Porto, score 2-1, after not having managed to win in this arena for 20 years.
◾️In the League Cup he did his homework in the group where he finished in first place with 9 points from 3 games.
◾️The white-greens are not far from the form registered by the opponents in this semifinal.
◾️They occupy the 4th place with 29 points, being quite far from the UCL area, more precisely at 11 points the difference from Porto, a distance that seems hard to believe that can be recovered.
◾️The situation within the club is a reassuring one for Portuguese coach Ferro dos Santos, who is aiming for the cup this season.
◾️A slightly weaker start for Sporting in the new year, losing both clashes with Porto and Benfica, but achieving a first success of 2020 in the arena of Setubal, score 3-1.
◾️Sporting also managed to finish in the first position in the group after two successes and one defeat.
⚽️Probable and Absent Teams.
▪️Braga (4-4-2): Matheus – Sequeira, Melo da Silva, Viana, Tormena – Esgaio, Fransergio, Palhinha, Eduardo – Paulinho, Trincao.
▪️Sporting (4-3-3): Maximiano – Ristovski, Ilori, Mathieu, Acuna – Fernandes, Doumbia, Wendel, Bolasie, Phellype, Camacho.
▪️Panties: Claudemir and Hassan
▪️Sporting: Cabral, Coates and Ribeior
⚽️History Direct confrontations.
▪️The two teams last met in August 2019 when Sporting managed to win 2-1 against Braga.
Football Prediction of the Day Braga vs Sporting
We are talking about the semifinals, however, where we should see involvement from both teams, being convinced that the main weapon will be offensive.
Braga is aware that he has to attack if he wants to have a chance with Sporting, and as the team presents itself on his own field, he has great chances to pass his name on the table at least 2 times, as he did. in 11 of 15 games in this arena.
Sporting has many moments when they focus no longer on the attacking area, largely neglecting the defense where they suffer especially on foreign court. The whites have registered in 12 of the 16 games played.
In this arena I have not seen a result with at least 3 goals from three games, the last ones being finished with 1-1, and 1-0 for the hosts, but this time I think the score should reach at least 3 successes.
Prediction Today: Over 2.5 goals