Braga vs Santa Clara Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 14/05/2023

Braga
14/05/23 - 18:00

Finished

5

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3

Santa Clara

Braga - Santa Clara

Portugal Primeira Liga - Braga Municipal

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

Best Odds and Top Predictions for Braga vs Santa Clara

Braga is ending one of their best seasons in recent years, and as they are drawing toward the final Champions League spot that belongs to Portugal, there is more to win before the season ends.

Braga to Win-to-Nil

This Braga vs Santa Clara prediction is about the home team's dominance over their next opponent. Braga already qualified for the Portugal Cup final where they will meet Porto, but before that happens there is a business that needs to be addressed regarding their final position in the Primeira Liga. With three more matches before the season crosses the finish line, Braga is five points behind second-placed Porto, but more importantly, they have a four-point advantage over Sporting Lisbon in a fight for the final Champions League position. Regarding their match against Santa Clara, in their last five outings, Santa Clara failed to score a goal in four of them. The visiting team is last in the standings at the moment with a limited chance of fighting off relegation.

Over 2.5 Goals

Only two out of the last six matches between these teams went over the line in question, but the first time they met this season, the result was a 4-0 victory for Braga. Santa Clara has the weakest attack in the league, but Braga has been terrific in front of the opposing goal only trailing Benfica in the efficiency ratings. Braga also has the second-most over 2.5 goals matches this season at 18 while Santa Clara is at 16. The visiting team had three games of more than two goals scored out of their past five outings while Braga had only two.

Stats and Latest Market Odds concerning Braga vs Santa Clara prediction

These are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.

Head to Head

05/01/23

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Santa Clara

Santa Clara

Braga

Braga

0

4

28/02/22

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Braga

Braga

Santa Clara

Santa Clara

0

0

20/11/21

Portugal Cup Portugal

Braga

Braga

Santa Clara

Santa Clara

6

0

26/09/21

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Santa Clara

Santa Clara

Braga

Braga

1

1

14/02/21

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Santa Clara

Santa Clara

Braga

Braga

0

1

Last Five - Braga

18/05/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

FC Porto

FC Porto

Braga

Braga

1

0

L

11/05/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Guimaraes

Guimaraes

Braga

Braga

2

3

W

05/05/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Casa Pia

Casa Pia

Braga

Braga

3

4

W

27/04/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Benfica

Benfica

Braga

Braga

3

1

L

20/04/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Vizela

Vizela

Braga

Braga

1

2

W

Last Five - Santa Clara

19/05/24

Portugal Segunda Liga Portugal

UD Leiria

UD Leiria

Santa Clara

Santa Clara

0

2

W

12/05/24

Portugal Segunda Liga Portugal

CD Mafra

CD Mafra

Santa Clara

Santa Clara

0

2

W

03/05/24

Portugal Segunda Liga Portugal

CF Os Belenenses

CF Os Belenenses

Santa Clara

Santa Clara

0

2

W

28/04/24

Portugal Segunda Liga Portugal

FC Porto B

FC Porto B

Santa Clara

Santa Clara

2

2

D

20/04/24

Portugal Segunda Liga Portugal

Tondela

Tondela

Santa Clara

Santa Clara

0

1

W

This is how the bookies value Braga vs Santa Clara odds:

Braga odds: 1/5 (1.20) – 83.3%

Draw odds: 6/1 (6.00) – 16.7%

Santa Clara odds: 13/1 (13.00) – 7.7%

Braga is the overwhelming favorite thus the expected winner according to the bookmakers with the probability of their win going over 80 percent. Braga is chasing the final Champions League spot and there is no room for error, especially against a team that is bottom last in the league. Santa Clara needs a shock win to give themselves a chance to survive a likely relegation scenario, but bettors won't be too confident that the visitors will succeed in their efforts. You can check all the latest picks and predictions on our football betting tips page, and here are some of the options regarding the Braga vs Santa Clara match: Over 10.5 Corners will get you odds of 1/1 (2.00) – 50% and looking for a Goal Range 4-5, the odds are set at 6/5 (2.20) – 45.5%.

Team News, Preview, and Braga vs Santa Clara Lineups

Braga

The consistency that Braga showed this season has been terrific, and the fans are excited about potentially seeing their favorite team in the Champions League next season. The next three games are the most important for the home team in some time, and failure is not an option. Andre Castro is injured for the hosts.

Potential lineup: Matheus, Gomez, Niakate, Tormena, Borja, Racic, Medeiros, A. Horta, Bruma, R. Horta, Ruiz.

Santa Clara

The guest team is in a rough spot in the league standings, but they still have a chance to secure at least a relegation playoffs. They are four points away from the position currently held by Maritimo. With the lowest efficiency rating in the league, Santa Clara has a hard time getting goals.

Potential lineup: Gabriel Batista, Matheus Nunes, Boateng, Ygor Nogueira, Sagna, Adriano Firmino, Jordao, Gabriel Silva, Almeida, Ricardinho, Matheus Babi.

Player to Watch: Ricardo Horta

The 28-year-old who has been capped by Portugal nine times scoring two goals, is the best player for Braga this season. Horta scored 12 goals in 27 matches leading the teams in the goals department, but also in the assists segment with six.

Starting lineups

Starting lineups are usually released 60 minutes before kick-off.

Braga

Braga
4-1-3-2
1
Matheus Magalhaes
br
2
Victor Gomez
es
4
Sikou Niakate
fr
15
Paulo Oliveira
pt
19
Uros Racic
rs
10
Andre Horta
pt
27
Bruma
pt
9
Abel Ruiz
es
21
Ricardo Horta
pt
Substitutes
89
Pedro Santos
pt
5
Serdar Saatci
tr
11
Roger Fernandes
pt
17
Josafat Mendes
se
22
Pizzi
pt
23
Simon Banza
fr
12
Tiago Sa
pt

Santa Clara

Santa Clara
4-2-3-1
95
Pierre Sagna
fr
20
Adriano
br
10
Ricardinho
pt
49
Gabriel Silva
br
Substitutes
44
Italo Fernando Assis Goncalves
br
1
Ricardo Fernandes
pt
16
Paulo Henrique
pt
31
Nanu
gw

Facts and Notes about Braga vs Santa Clara prediction

  • When is the kick-off? – 18:00 BST, 19:00 CET
  • Who will referee the game? – Vitor Jorge Ferreira
  • What was the score the last time they met? – Santa Clara 0-4 Braga

 


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