Boavista vs Braga prediction, odds & betting tips – 26/02/2024

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Portugal Primeira Liga - Estadio do Bessa XXI

Boavista vs Braga prediction
Sporting Clube de Braga hosted, this evening, at the Braga Municipal Stadium, Boavista FC – Photo by Icon sport

We're bringing you our Portugal League predictions for Boavista vs Braga on Monday night. Braga will be hoping to close the gap on the three teams that sit above them in the Primeira Liga this season by securing all three points away at mid-table Boavista.

Boavista vs Braga predictions: Goals expected at Estádio do Bessa Século XXI

Boavista vs Braga Predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot Tip

BTTS

⚽ Correct Score prediction

Boavista 1-2 Braga

⚽ Anytime Goalscorer prediction

Simon Banza

Boavista suffered a 2-1 defeat in their last league game and have now lost three of their last five in the Primeira Liga. Braga followed up their 2-1 home win over Farense with a 3-2 victory at Qarabag in the Europa League in midweek.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Bookmakers backing Braga

  • HOME: 18/5 (4.60) – 21.7%
  • DRAW: 3/1 (4.00) – 25%
  • AWAY: 5/6 (1.83) – 54.5%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Braga have won three of their last five matches in all competitions and head into Monday's match as the bookmaker's pick to win. Boavista might have the home advantage but haven't been performing well of late with just one win in their last five league games.

Last five H2Hs: Braga looking for first win in four at Boavista

Portugal Primeira Liga 24/09/23

Braga

Braga

4
Boavista

Boavista

1

Europe Friendlies 15/07/23

Braga

Braga

2
Boavista

Boavista

0

Portugal Primeira Liga 20/05/23

Boavista

Boavista

1
Braga

Braga

1

Portugal Primeira Liga 14/01/23

Braga

Braga

1
Boavista

Boavista

0

Portugal Primeira Liga 05/03/22

Boavista

Boavista

1
Braga

Braga

1

Braga might not have won any of their last three trips to Boavista but the visitors have won three of the last four competitive and non-competitive meetings between the pair, including a 4-1 win in September's reverse league fixture.

Team news and form guide

Boavista: Slipped to another defeat last weekend

Cesar is the main injury concern for the hosts with the goalkeeper not expected back into training until late April.

Predicted lineup: Gonçalves (GK), Sasso, Ferreira, Abascal, Malheiro, Pérez, Makouta, Reisinho, Agra, Lourenço & Boženík

Portugal Primeira Liga 26/02/24

L

Braga

Braga

4

Boavista

Boavista

0

Portugal Primeira Liga 17/02/24

L

Chaves

Chaves

2

Boavista

Boavista

1

Portugal Primeira Liga 10/02/24

W

Estoril

Estoril

1

Boavista

Boavista

2

Portugal Primeira Liga 05/02/24

D

Casa Pia

Casa Pia

0

Boavista

Boavista

0

Portugal Primeira Liga 28/01/24

L

Portimonense

Portimonense

4

Boavista

Boavista

1

Braga: Looking to make it three wins on the run in all competitions

Ricardo Horta and Adrian Marin could both miss the trip to Porto on Monday due to injury.

Predicted lineup: Matheus (GK), Fonte, Borja, Niakaté, Mendes, Moutinho, Pizzi, Zalazar, Banza, Ruiz & Fernandes

Portugal Primeira Liga 26/02/24

W

Boavista

Boavista

0

Braga

Braga

4

UEFA Europa League 22/02/24

W

FK Qarabag

FK Qarabag

2

Braga

Braga

3

Portugal Primeira Liga 18/02/24

W

SC Farense

SC Farense

1

Braga

Braga

2

UEFA Europa League 15/02/24

L

FK Qarabag

FK Qarabag

4

Braga

Braga

2

Portugal Primeira Liga 11/02/24

L

Sporting

Sporting

5

Braga

Braga

0

Our free expert picks: Braga too strong for Boavista

Braga are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 54.5%, and we agree with this selection. For more football betting tips on the game, check out the Under/Over 2.5 Goals market.

You can back under 2.5 goals to be scored in this game at 11/10 (2.10) which has a probability of 47.5%, while a bet on over 2.5 goals has odds of 3/4 (1.75) with a probability of 57.1%.

Hot tip – Both Teams to Score

  • Both teams have scored in four of Boavista's last six matches.
  • Both teams have scored in four of Braga's last six outings.

Other tips

Boavista 1-2 Braga

  • Braga have won three of their last four encounters with Boavista.
  • Boavista have only conceded more than two goals in one of their last six fixtures.

Simon Banza to Score Anytime

  • Banza top scores for Braga this season with 15 league goals.
  • The Congo DR forward has scored in each of his three appearances since returning from AFCON 2023.
Player to watch Simon Banza
Futebol Clube de Vizela hosted Sporting Clube de Braga this afternoon at the FC Vizela Stadium – Photo by Icon sport

Player to watch – Simon Banza

Braga's goal machine is in great form right now. Despite not featuring a lot at AFCON 2023, Banza has returned to Braga in fantastic form with three goals in his last three games in all competitions.

Braga's goal machine

With 15 goals in the Primeira Liga alone, Banza will be hoping to go all the way and claim the Golden Boot award in Portugal this season which could lead to the African striker getting a big-monye move to the Premier League in the summer.


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A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.