Maria da Fonte fights Sporting Braga II in 2. Division: Group A battle

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Competition: Portugal 2. Division: Group A
Competition: Sat 30.January
Match begins: 15:00 (UTC)
Venue: Estádio Moinhos Novos (2000 seats)

Maria da Fonte will hope to utilise their home advantage to help bridge the gap to today’s opponents. The home side are currently 19 points behind Sporting Braga II.

Insights:
  • Maria da Fonte have not yet lost a game at home.
  • Sporting Braga II has the most scored goals (44) in 2. Division: Group A

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

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Maria da Fonte form and stats

Maria da Fonte have performed here at Estádio Moinhos Novos this season with 3 wins from 6 2. Division: Group A matches. Some points have been lost, as they have drawn 3 games and lost 0. The happy trend is alive also outside their own arena as Maria has won their last four matches. Hopes of three in a row are alive for Maria after consecutive victories at their own ground.

Maria are confident in defense, having played 237 minutes without conceding a goal in the league.

A nice win for Maria last time playing, versus Merelinense. That was also a home game and the match ended 1-0 with Xavier scoring for the victors. Before that match, a win away at Vilaverdense.

Maria have proved capable of finding the net in their games here at Estádio Moinhos Novos with 11 goals in 6 league matches. Maria's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 8 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Sporting Braga II form and stats

The strength of Sporting Braga II, who have the most scored goals (44) in 2. Division: Group A, on their travels this season is incredible with 16 points collected from 6 2. Division: Group A away games. Sporting Braga II has 5-1-0 on the road, with 18 goals scored and 2 conceded. The fact that Sporting Braga II have won four matches in a row should scare the hosts and makes this contest more interesting. Winning streaks in away matches are not that common, but Braga are close to a proper streak after winning their two previous away games.

Did you know that the longest clean sheet streak is 1816 minutes? This record is held by Mazaropi when he played in Vasco da Gama. Braga goalkeeper Bruno Braga Carvalho is eager to challenge this, with his 310 minutes of keeping balls out from the net.

Braga had fun at their own home (Estádio Moinhos Novos) last time out, beating Vilaverdense 7-0.

As mentioned above, Braga was the only team on the pitch versus Vilaverdense in their previous game, winning 7-0. This could be a tougher task.

Braga are scoring goals for fun in their league games away this season, having clocked up more than three goals per game on average (18 goals from 6 away games). The Braga defense is a tough nut to crack, having conceded less than half a goal per away game on average (2 goals in 6 games).

Head 2 Head

The dueling parties have met before this season: Sporting Braga II - Maria 5-1. H2H stats regardless of arena (last two matches): Maria da Fonte zero wins, zero draws and Sporting Braga II two victories. As for goals, two matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), zero games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

Sporting Braga IIK. Kodisang
K. Kodisang
7 goals
Sporting Braga IIV. Claudino Rego Ferreira
V. Claudino Rego Ferreira
6 goals

Maria da Fonte missing players

Sporting Braga II missing players

Maria da Fonte Sporting Braga II
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
12 6 3 Played P 2 6 13
5 3 1 Won W 2 5 12
3 3 2 Drew D 0 1 1
4 0 0 Lost L 0 0 0
17 11 5 Scored S 8 18 44
17 8 4 Conceded C 1 2 6
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
50% 67% 67% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 83% 92%
50% 67% 67% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 67% 85%
50% 67% 67% Over 3.5 O 3.5 100% 67% 62%
25% 17% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 50% 17% 23%
50% 67% 67% BTTS BTTS 50% 33% 46%
25% 33% 33% Clean Sheets C S 50% 67% 54%
25% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 0%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.1 1.8 2.7 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1 0.7 1.9
2 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
5.7 4.2 4.3 Shots (avg) S ( 13 13.3 14.6
1.8 2 3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 6 5.7 7
56% 80% 56% Goal Efficiency G E 67% 53% 50%
Key stats in 2. Division: Group A this season:
  • Maria da Fonte have not yet lost a game at home.
  • Maria da Fonte have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Maria da Fonte have scored in all their home matches so far.
  • Maria da Fonte haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Sporting Braga II has the fewest conceded goals (2) away in 2. Division: Group A
  • Sporting Braga II has the most matches over the total-line (6) in 2. Division: Group A
  • Sporting Braga II has the most points (16) away in 2. Division: Group A
  • Sporting Braga II has the most scored goals (18) away in 2. Division: Group A
  • Sporting Braga II has the most scored goals (44) in 2. Division: Group A
  • Sporting Braga II has the most scored goals in the first half (17) in 2. Division: Group A
  • Sporting Braga II has the most scored goals in the second half (27) in 2. Division: Group A
  • Sporting Braga II has the the best goal difference (+16) away in 2. Division: Group A
  • Sporting Braga II has the the best goal difference (+38) in 2. Division: Group A
  • Sporting Braga II have not yet lost a game.
  • Sporting Braga II have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Sporting Braga II have scored in all their matches so far.
  • Sporting Braga II have scored more than double the goals of Maria da Fonte.
  • Sporting Braga II haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Sporting Braga II is in the best form (5-1-0)

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Sporting Braga II 13 12 1 0 44 6 7 7 0 0 26 4 6 5 1 0 18 2 38 37
2 Merelinense 13 9 1 3 16 5 6 6 0 0 9 0 7 3 1 3 7 5 11 28
3 Montalegre 13 7 3 3 23 14 7 5 1 1 17 8 6 2 2 2 6 6 9 24
4 Mirandela 12 5 5 2 15 10 7 3 3 1 10 5 5 2 2 1 5 5 5 20
5 Maria da Fonte 12 5 3 4 17 17 6 3 3 0 11 8 6 2 0 4 6 9 0 18
6 Vidago 13 4 4 5 21 20 6 3 2 1 10 6 7 1 2 4 11 14 1 16
7 Vianense 11 4 3 4 13 12 5 3 1 1 9 5 6 1 2 3 4 7 1 15
8 Vilaverdense 12 3 5 4 15 21 5 2 1 2 10 9 7 1 4 2 5 12 -6 14
9 Cerveira 11 3 2 6 7 13 5 2 2 1 3 2 6 1 0 5 4 11 -6 11
10 Pedras Salgadas 12 2 4 6 8 16 6 2 2 2 3 6 6 0 2 4 5 10 -8 10
11 Braganca 13 1 4 8 6 17 7 0 2 5 1 8 6 1 2 3 5 9 -11 7
12 Aguia FC Vimioso 13 0 3 10 5 39 7 0 2 5 2 18 6 0 1 5 3 21 -34 3

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The Campeonato de Portugal is the third-level football league in Portugal. It currently has four divisions based on geographic criteria. Each division has 18 teams who play each other home and away to decide a final league table. The top eight teams in total (two from each division) play a playoff to decide promotion.