Estoril vs Braga prediction, odds & betting tips – 13/04/2024

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Estoril vs Braga prediction
The Leiria Municipal Stadium hosted the cup final between Braga and Estoril – Photo by Icon Sport

It's time for our Portuguese league predictions ahead of Braga's trip to Estoril on Saturday night. Braga could move above Porto and into third spot with a win against mid-table Estoril this weekend. Simon Banza is fit and will lead the line for the visitors as he goes in search of his 22nd league goal of the season.

Estoril vs Braga predictions: Braga to edge out Estoril

Estoril vs Braga Predictions
Our pick

🔥 Hot Tip

Braga to Win

⚽ Correct Score prediction

Estoril 1-2 Braga

⚽ Anytime Goalscorer prediction

Simon Banza

Key Stats

  • Braga have won six of their last seven meetings with Estoril in all competitions, beating their hosts on penalties in the Taca de Liga final in January. Braga have won four of their last six league games heading into Saturday's clash, while Estoril have been beaten in two of their last five outings.
  • Estoril have only failed to score in one of their last six matches, while Braga have scored at least two goals in four of their last six fixtures.
  • Simon Bazna top scores for Braga this season with 21 league goals and heads into Saturday's match on the back of nine goals in his last nine appearances for Braga in all competitions.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Braga backed by the bookmakers

  • HOME: 7/2 (4.50) – 22.2%
  • DRAW: 3/1 (4.00) – 25%
  • AWAY: 4/5 (1.80) – 55.6%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Braga are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 55.6%, and we tend to agree with the bookmakers on this selection.

Estoril played out a goalless draw with Casa Pia last weekend and have picked up two wins, two draws and two defeats from their last six fixtures, while Braga lost 3-0 at home to Arouca making it four wins, one draw and one defeat from their last six.

For more football betting tips on the game, check out the Both Teams to Score market. You can back BTTS in this game at 3/5 (1.60), which has a probability of 62.5%, while a bet on BTTS – No has odds of 11/8 (2.38) with a probability of 42.1%.

Last five H2Hs: Braga dominate

Portugal League Cup 27/01/24

Braga

Braga

1 (5)
Estoril

Estoril

1 (4)

Portugal Primeira Liga 03/12/23

Braga

Braga

3
Estoril

Estoril

1

Portugal Primeira Liga 08/04/23

Braga

Braga

4
Estoril

Estoril

1

Portugal Primeira Liga 22/10/22

Estoril

Estoril

0
Braga

Braga

2

Portugal Primeira Liga 18/04/22

Estoril

Estoril

0
Braga

Braga

0

Braga have won 17, drawn two and lost three of their last 22 encounters with Estoril, claiming a penalty shootout victory when the pair last met in January's Taca de Liga final.

Team news and form guide

Estoril: Only won two of last six

Jordan Holsgrove is a doubt for Saturday's match due to a thigh injury, while Erick Cabaco has been confirmed out due to a ligament injury.

Predicted lineup: Carné (GK), Mangala, Basso, Araújo, Feltes, Pina, Guitane, Zanocelo, Fernandes, Cassiano & Gomes 

Portugal Primeira Liga 18/05/24

L

Moreirense

Moreirense

2

Estoril

Estoril

1

Portugal Primeira Liga 11/05/24

L

Sporting

Sporting

1

Estoril

Estoril

0

Portugal Primeira Liga 05/05/24

L

SC Farense

SC Farense

3

Estoril

Estoril

2

Portugal Primeira Liga 28/04/24

W

Famalicao

Famalicao

0

Estoril

Estoril

1

Portugal Primeira Liga 21/04/24

D

Chaves

Chaves

2

Estoril

Estoril

2

Braga: Won four of last six

The visitors look set to be without Paulo Oliveira and Adrian Marin for the trip to Estoril on Saturday due to injury.

Predicted lineup: Matheus (GK), Gómez, Niakaté, Saatçı, Mendes, Moutinho, Zalazar, Bruma, Banza, Ruiz & Fernandes

Europe Friendlies 14/07/24

W

Anderlecht

Anderlecht

1

Braga

Braga

2

Europe Friendlies 05/07/24

W

Lausanne Sports

Lausanne Sports

1

Braga

Braga

3

World Club Friendlies 05/07/24

W

Stade Lausanne-Ouchy

Stade Lausanne-Ouchy

0

Braga

Braga

1

Europe Friendlies 30/06/24

W

FC Sion

FC Sion

1

Braga

Braga

3

Portugal Primeira Liga 18/05/24

L

FC Porto

FC Porto

1

Braga

Braga

0

Player to watch – Simon Banza

Simon Bazna didn't get enough chances to show off his talents for Congo DR at AFCON 2023 earlier in the season, but the Braga forward has been excellent in the Primeira Liga.

Simon Banza player to watch
Simon Banza celebrates another goal for Braga – Photo by Icon Sport

Banza has netted 21 league goals for Braga, putting him one behind the league's top scorer, Viktor Gyokeres of Sporting Lisbon.

Hoping to finish this season as the Primeira Liga's top goalscorer

Unfortunately for Estoril, Banza heads into this weekend's match in fantastic form with nine goals in his last nine outings across all competitions, so you can see just why the striker is our player to watch in this game.

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