Porto will welcome Braga to Estadio do Dragao on Saturday for a match of the opening 1st round of the Portuguese Primeira Liga. Porto won the league last season after collecting 82 points, while their next opponents finished on 3rd place in the standings with 60.
Porto vs Braga Head to Head
|Head to Head||Last game||Last games||Last games home/away|
|Porto||loss||10 W/ 5 D/ 5 L||7 W/ 2 D/ 1 L|
|Braga||win||5 W/ 5 D/ 10 L||1 W/ 2 D/ 7 L|
Last game between the teams: 2020-07-25 Primeira Liga: Braga – Porto 2:1; Ricardo Horta 53′, Fransergio 65′; Mateus Uribe 6′
Last game at this venue: 2020-01-17 Primeira Liga: Porto – Braga 1:2; Tiquinho Soares 58′; Fransergio 6′, Paulinho 75′; Alex Nicolao Telles from the home team misssed a penalty in the 44′
Braga prevailed with 2:1 over Porto when the two sides faced each other in the last round of the previous campaign in the Primeira Liga, back on 2020-07-25 at Estadio Municipal de Braga. Braga are on a run of three consecutive victories in the H2H clashes and unbeaten in four, but before that undefeated streak Porto had won five straight encounters. Three of the last fourteen matches ended in wins for the away teams. All but one of the last five games witnessed goals at both ends, while three featured over 2,5 goals.
Porto vs Braga Stats
|As of 16/09||Last game||Last 10 games||Last 5 games home/away|
|Porto||win||8 W/ 1 D/ 1 L||5 W/ 0 D/ 0 L|
|Braga||win||5 W/ 2 D/ 3 L||1 W/ 1 D/ 3 L|
Last Game Porto: 2020-08-01 Taca de Portugal: Benfica – Porto 1:2; Carlos Vinicius 84′(penalty); Chancel Mbemba 47′, 57′; Marulanda Fernando Luis Diaz from the visiting team was sent off for two yellow cards in the 38′
Next Game Porto: 2020-09-26 Primeira Liga: Boavista – Porto
Last Game Braga: 2020-09-12 Friendly: Braga – Farense 2:0
Next Game Braga: 2020-09-25 Primeira Liga: Braga – Santa Clara
|Last 10 games||GF:GA||Over 2.5 goals||BTTS||Clean sheets|
Porto opted against playing any friendly games during the off-season and their last match remains the Portuguese Cup final against Benfica. The Dragons won that trophy by prevailing with 1:2, despite being reduced to 10 men late in the 1st period. The defeat to Braga in the last round of the previous campaign remains Porto’s only defeat for the last ten encounters. All but one of the team’s last five meetings produced over 2,5 goals, and each of the same also saw both involved sides to score.
Braga’s last match was a friendly at Estadio Municipal de Braga on 12/09 against Farense and finished in 2:0 Braga victory. They played four preparation games before the season’s opener and lost only to Benfica. Just one of Braga’s last twelve meetings was won by a visiting team. Their last five outings ended four times with both teams scoring at least one goal and same encounters brought them a total of one clean sheet. Over 2,5 goals were scored in four of Braga’s last five matches.
Porto vs Braga News
Missing Players Porto: Luiz Diaz is suspended.
Missing Players Braga: No reports of injuries or suspensions.
Porto vs Braga Predictions
Porto to win – 1.61 @ bet365