Primeira Liga: Sporting Braga anticipated to beat Marítimo

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Competition: Portugal Primeira Liga
Competition: Sat 15.January
Match begins: 18:00 (UTC)
Venue: Estádio Municipal de Braga (30286 seats)

Sporting Braga have delivered really well so far this season, being 4th position in the table. Marítimo have a view both up and down the table from the 9th spot.

Insights:
  • Sporting Braga have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Marítimo have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

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Sporting Braga form and stats

Sporting Braga have performed here at Estádio Municipal de Braga this season with 5 wins from 9 Primeira Liga matches. Some points have been lost, as they have drawn 3 games and lost 1.

The home supporters saw a 2-2 draw versus Famalicão in the Primeira Liga last time out and are looking for a win here. The hometeam coach Carvalhal da Silva made a successful contribution in the game against Famalicão, bringing on González who scored the equalizer in the 2-2 draw. Horta, a forward, was the top player for the team in that fixture, collecting a rating of 8.12 (out of 10). Horta scored one goal, hit three key passes, dribled past the opponent 2 of 3 times and had 21 successful passes (of 23 total).

In the game before, an away victory match versus Arouca with a 6-0 scoreline.

Braga are believed to win this game, given a winning chance of about 70% by the bookmakers. We have checked our records for their performance in similar circumstances and found 15 matches and the win/draw/lost stats: Won twelve, drew two and lost one.

With an average of more than two goals per home game in the league (18 in 9 games), Braga's attacking play is working. Braga have only conceded 8 from their league home games. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Marítimo form and stats

There's been little loot from Marítimo's travels as they have only collected 8 points from 9 away games in the Primeira Liga. Marítimo only have 2 wins to counter their 5 defeats and 2 draws.

Two travels in a row for Marítimo, whose manager Freire De Seabra could celebrate last time after the Primeira Liga win against Portimonense. Late drama in the previous game, when Tagueu scored the winning goal one minutes into stoppage time to defeat Portimonense. Midfield player Guitane was the top player of the team with a match rating of 7.6/10. Guitane scored one goal and hit two key passes.

Prior to that match, a home win 2-0 against Vizela.

You'll want to know how Marítimo managed when outsiders such as today. Our database found three similar matches resulting in zero away wins, zero draws and three home wins.

Scoring goals is the main ingredient in creating success in football, and not only at home. So far Marítimo have scored 10 goals in 9 league games away. The Marítimo manager Freire De Seabra has some worries about the defense as 19 goals have been conceded in these travels.

Head 2 Head

It's not the first time these two sides face each other this season, as the results database show this recent game: Marítimo - Braga 0-2. As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's six Braga victories, one draw and three Marítimo wins. Over/under statistics; four of these games ended with three goals or more, six matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

BragaR. Horta
R. Horta
10 goals
Sporting BragaI. Picanço Medeiros
I. Picanço Medeiros
5 goals
Sporting BragaV. Carvalho Oliveira
V. Carvalho Oliveira
4 goals

Sporting Braga missing players

Marítimo missing players

Sporting Braga Marítimo
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
17 9 3 Played P 4 9 17
9 5 1 Won W 1 2 5
5 3 2 Drew D 0 2 5
3 1 0 Lost L 3 5 7
32 18 5 Scored S 4 10 22
18 8 3 Conceded C 11 19 27
88% 89% 67% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 89% 88%
71% 78% 67% Over 1.5 O 1.5 75% 78% 82%
53% 67% 67% Over 2.5 O 2.5 75% 67% 53%
41% 44% 67% Over 3.5 O 3.5 25% 22% 24%
24% 11% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 25% 22% 18%
47% 56% 67% BTTS BTTS 75% 78% 65%
47% 44% 33% Clean Sheets C S 0% 11% 24%
18% 11% 33% Failed to Score F T 25% 22% 24%
 
4.4 5.1 4.7 Corners for (avg) C F 2.8 3.6 3.4
4.5 3.3 2.3 Corners against (avg) C A 4.5 5.2 5
2.6 2.8 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 4.2 4.4 3.8
2 2 0 Red cards R C 1 3 4
 
13.6 17.3 19 Shots (avg) S ( 9.5 10.1 10.1
4.9 6.1 7.3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3 3.8 3.5
38% 33% 23% Goal Efficiency G E 33% 29% 37%
 
10.1 7.6 6.7 Shots against (avg) S A 18 15.3 14.4
3.2 2.9 1.7 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 5.8 5.4 4.7
Key stats in Primeira Liga this season:
  • Marítimo have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Sporting Braga have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Sporting Braga have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Porto 17 15 2 0 44 11 8 8 0 0 22 4 9 7 2 0 22 7 33 47
2 Sporting CP 17 14 2 1 32 10 9 8 1 0 16 3 8 6 1 1 16 7 22 44
3 Benfica 17 13 1 3 49 15 8 6 0 2 23 8 9 7 1 1 26 7 34 40
4 Sporting Braga 17 9 5 3 32 18 9 5 3 1 18 8 8 4 2 2 14 10 14 32
5 Estoril 17 6 7 4 23 19 8 1 5 2 11 12 9 5 2 2 12 7 4 25
6 Portimonense 17 7 3 7 18 18 9 2 2 5 6 11 8 5 1 2 12 7 0 24
7 Gil Vicente 16 6 5 5 23 18 8 2 2 4 11 11 8 4 3 1 12 7 5 23
8 Vitoria Guimaraes 16 6 5 5 22 17 8 4 2 2 15 9 8 2 3 3 7 8 5 23
9 Marítimo 17 5 5 7 22 27 8 3 3 2 12 8 9 2 2 5 10 19 -5 20
10 Boavista 17 3 8 6 19 27 9 3 5 1 12 9 8 0 3 5 7 18 -8 17
11 Pacos de Ferreira 17 4 5 8 13 22 9 2 3 4 8 11 8 2 2 4 5 11 -9 17
12 Tondela 17 5 1 11 22 34 9 4 0 5 14 17 8 1 1 6 8 17 -12 16
13 Vizela 17 3 7 7 16 28 9 2 4 3 8 11 8 1 3 4 8 17 -12 16
14 Santa Clara 17 4 4 9 17 34 9 4 2 3 10 16 8 0 2 6 7 18 -17 16
15 Moreirense 17 3 6 8 17 26 8 2 3 3 11 12 9 1 3 5 6 14 -9 15
16 Arouca 17 3 5 9 17 33 8 3 1 4 10 18 9 0 4 5 7 15 -16 14
17 Famalicão 16 2 6 8 21 32 7 0 3 4 5 13 9 2 3 4 16 19 -11 12
18 Belenenses 16 2 5 9 9 27 8 2 2 4 7 16 8 0 3 5 2 11 -18 11

Read more about Primeira Liga

The Primeira Liga, also known as Liga NOS, is the top level of football in Portugal. It has 18 teams each playing 34 fixtures to decide the final league table. Portuguese football is dominated by “The Big Three”: Benfica, Porto and Sporting CP (Lisbon). These three clubs generally end up in the top three positions.