Famalicao vs Braga prediction, odds & betting tips 18/01/2024

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Famalicao - Braga

Portugal Primeira Liga - Estadio Municipal de Famalicao

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

It's time for our Portugal League predictions ahead of Braga's trip to Famalicao on Thursday night. Braga lost to Porto last time out and are now ten points behind the league leaders Benfica heading into a tough away game against European hopefuls Famalicao.

Famalicao vs Braga prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Both Teams to Score

  • Five of the last six meetings between these two clubs have seen both teams score.
  • Both teams have scored in four of Braga's last six outings in all competitions.

Another reason that we have backed a draw as our main prediction for this game is that three of Famalicao's last five fixtures have produced goals at both ends of the pitch.

Latest odds

Head to Head

21/01/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Famalicao

Famalicao

Braga

Braga

0

0

11/08/23

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Braga

Braga

Famalicao

Famalicao

1

2

05/02/23

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Braga

Braga

Famalicao

Famalicao

4

1

12/08/22

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Famalicao

Famalicao

Braga

Braga

0

3

15/05/22

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Famalicao

Famalicao

Braga

Braga

3

2

Last Five - Famalicao

17/05/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Casa Pia

Casa Pia

Famalicao

Famalicao

2

1

L

10/05/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Chaves

Chaves

Famalicao

Famalicao

0

1

W

05/05/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Benfica

Benfica

Famalicao

Famalicao

0

2

W

28/04/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Estoril

Estoril

Famalicao

Famalicao

1

0

L

21/04/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Portimonense

Portimonense

Famalicao

Famalicao

2

2

D

Last Five - Braga

18/07/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano

Braga

Braga

2

2

D

14/07/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

Anderlecht

Anderlecht

Braga

Braga

1

2

W

05/07/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

Lausanne Sports

Lausanne Sports

Braga

Braga

1

3

W

05/07/24

World Club Friendlies World

Stade Lausanne-Ouchy

Stade Lausanne-Ouchy

Braga

Braga

0

1

W

30/06/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

FC Sion

FC Sion

Braga

Braga

1

3

W

Win probability

  • HOME: 18/5 (4.60) – 21.7%
  • DRAW: 14/5 (3.80) – 26.3%
  • AWAY: 4/5 (1.80) – 55.6%

Braga are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 55.6%, but Braga are without their top goalscorer Simon Banza and that could prove to be a big loss. For more football betting tips on the game, check out the Anytime Goalscorer market.

Abel Ruiz is the favourite to score in this game at 8/5 (2.60) which has a probability of 38.5%, or you could back Famalicao's Jhonder Cadiz to score at 5/2 (3.50) with a probability of 28.6%.

Famalicao vs Braga prediction – Other tips

Correct Score: 2-2

  • Famalicao have avoided defeat in four of their last six matches against Braga, including two 2-2 draws.
  • Famalicao have scored two goals in each of their last two matches, while Braga have scored two or more goals in three of their last five fixtures.

Over 2.5 Goals

  • Over 2.5 goals have been scored in each of the last six meetings between Famalicao and Braga.
  • Three of Famalicao and three of Braga's last six matches have produced at least three goals.

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Famalicao vs Braga team news

Famalicao

Famalicao were in good form away at Casa Pia last time out, securing a comfortable 2-0 victory. Chiquinho broke the deadlock in first-half stoppage time, just the boost Famalicao needed heading into the break. Top goalscorer Jhonder Cadiz netted his sixth league goal of the campaign to make it 2-0 in the sixty-sixth minute and things went from bad to worse for the home side late on when their goalkeeper Ricardo Batista was shown a straight red card.

Famalicao have a clean bill of health and no suspended players ahead of the visit of Braga on Thursday.

Predicted Lineup: Júnior (GK), Mihaj, Moura, Otávio, Nathan, Youssouf, Topić, Sá, Cádiz, Chiquinho & Fonseca

Braga

After losing to Benfica in the cup, Braga made the trip to Porto in their last league game where they suffered another defeat. Porto scored a goal in each half against a Braga side that looked toothless in attack without Simon Banza to call upon.

The fourteen-goal striker is away at the Africa Cup of Nations and won't be available for the game against Famalicao along with Sikou Niakaté who is also on international duty.

Predicted Lineup: Matheus (GK), Fonte, Oliveira, Borja, Gómez, Moutinho, Carvalho, Zalazar, Horta, Ruiz & Djaló

Famalicao

Famalicao
4-2-3-1
31
Luiz Junior
pt
22
Nathan
br
4
Enea Mihaj
al
13
Otavio
br
74
Francisco Moura
pt
28
Zaydou Youssouf
fr
8
Mirko Topic
rs
95
Theo Fonseca
pt
20
Gustavo Sa
pt
10
Chiquinho
pt
29
Jhonder Cadiz
ve
Substitutes
16
Justin De Haas
nl
11
Oscar Aranda
es
12
Gustavo Assuncao
br
19
Filipe Soares
pt
32
Martin Aguirregabiria
es
18
Otso Liimatta
fi
1
Ivan Zlobin
ru
23
Alexandru Dobre
ro
9
Henrique Araujo
pt

Braga

Braga
4-2-3-1
1
Matheus Magalhaes
br
2
Victor Gomez
es
15
Paulo Oliveira
pt
6
Jose Fonte
pt
26
Cristian Borja
co
18
Vitor Carvalho
br
28
Joao Moutinho
pt
14
Alvaro Djalo Dias Fernandes
es
22
Pizzi
pt
21
Ricardo Horta
pt
9
Abel Ruiz
es
Substitutes
47
Diogo Fonseca
pt
7
Bruma
pt
17
Josafat Mendes
se
11
Roger Fernandes
pt
20
Rony Lopes
pt
12
Tiago Sa
pt
10
Andre Horta
pt
16
Rodrigo Zalazar Martinez
uy
90
Elhadji Djibril Soumare
sn

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Jhonder Cadiz

Famalicao forward Jhonder Cadiz was on target in his club's last league game, a 2-0 win at Casa Pia.

The Venezuela striker is on course to have his best season in front of goals since scoring nine times in 2018/19 for Vitoria Setubal. The 28-year-old has scored two goals in his last four league games for Famalicao and will be looking to upset the odds by scoring the winning goal against Braga on Thursday.


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