Braga vs Chaves prediction, odds & betting tips 31/01/2024

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Braga vs Chaves prediction, odds & betting tips 31/01/2024

* 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 vs Chaves on Wednesday night. Braga are the big favourite to secure all three points at home to bottom-of-the-table Chaves, even without the league's top goalscorer Simon Banza who is playing for Congo DR at AFCON 2023.

Braga vs Chaves prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Braga to Win-to-Nil

  • Braga have won six of their last seven encounters with Chaves.
  • Chaves have failed to score in four of their last six matches in all competitions.

Another reason that we have backed Braga to win to nil as our main prediction for this game is that the hosts have won two of their last three matches and kept a clean sheet at home to Sporting last week.

Latest odds

Highest odds accross 0 bookmakers

Braga

Draw

Chaves

Bookmakers comparison
Bookmaker
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Draw
Chaves Chaves Chaves

Head to Head

19/08/23

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Chaves

Chaves

Braga

Braga

2

4

02/04/23

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Chaves

Chaves

Braga

Braga

1

2

09/10/22

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Braga

Braga

Chaves

Chaves

0

1

10/02/19

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Braga

Braga

Chaves

Chaves

2

1

31/08/18

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Chaves

Chaves

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 - Chaves

18/05/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Sporting

Sporting

Chaves

Chaves

3

0

L

10/05/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Famalicao

Famalicao

Chaves

Chaves

1

0

L

04/05/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

FC Porto

FC Porto

Chaves

Chaves

3

0

L

27/04/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Casa Pia

Casa Pia

Chaves

Chaves

3

1

L

21/04/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Estoril

Estoril

Chaves

Chaves

2

2

D

Win probability

  • HOME: 2/7 (1.29) – 77.8%
  • DRAW: 5/1 (6.00) – 16.7%
  • AWAY: 10/1 (11.00) – 9.1%

Braga are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 77.8%, and we can't argue with the bookmakers on this one. For more football betting tips on the game, check out the Under/Over 2.5 Goals market.

You can back under 2.5 goals in this game at 31/20 (2.55) which has a probability of 39.2%, while a bet on over 2.5 goals has odds of 8/15 (1.53) with a probability of 65.2%.

Braga vs Chaves prediction – Other tips

Correct Score: 2-0

  • Braga have scored at least two goals in four of their last six wins against Chaves.
  • Chaves have failed to score in three of their last four league games.

Abel Ruiz to Score Anytime

  • Ruiz scored eight league goals for Braga last season.
  • The Spanish forward scored the winner against Sporting Lisbon last week.

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Braga vs Chaves team news

Braga

Braga had to come from behind away at Famalicao to secure all three points. The pair played out a goalless first half but a penalty handed Famalicao the lead just after the hour mark. Braga responded well to this setback, equaling in the seventy-third minute via Cristian Borja and going on to win the game deep into stoppage time through Álvaro Djaló.

Sikou Niakaté and Simon Banza are both on international duty and won't feature on Wednesday night.

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

Chaves

Chaves missed out on a big opportunity to put another three points on the board last time out at home to fellow strugglers Rio Ave. The game ended goalless in the end but Chaves' top scorer Héctor Hernández should have won the game in the final minute but fluffed his lines from the penalty spot.

Habib Sylla is a doubt for Wednesday's trip to Braga but has only featured in a handful of games for the visitors this season, so shouldn't prove to be much of a miss.

Predicted Lineup: Souza (GK), Fernandes, Vitória, Pius, Correia, Cruz, Ribeiro, Guzzo, Nwakali, Jô & Hernández

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Álvaro Djaló

Álvaro Djaló was on form for Braga last time out against Famalicao, scoring a dramatic stoppage-time winner.

We're backing the Spanish attacker to put in another good performance against Chaves on Wednesday, a team that sits bottom of the table and struggles to keep clean sheets. Djaló has chipped in with six league goals and three assists so far this season, making him a key component in the Braga attack.


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 betting tips writer for a few years. Following that, James joined Football Whispers in December 2020 and has been a permanent fixture ever-since, currently covering the Premier League amongst other things