Braga vs Farense prediction, odds & betting tips – 18/02/2024

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Portugal Primeira Liga - Braga Municipal

Braga vs Farense prediction
SC Farense hosted SC Braga this afternoon, in a match on the 5th round of the I Liga 2023/24- Photo by Icon sport

We're bringing you our Portugal League predictions for Sunday's clash between Braga and Farense. Braga will be hoping to bounce back following that heavy defeat to Sporting last time out and will fancy their chances at home to mid-table Farense.

Braga vs Farense predictions: Braga owe Farense after their last meeting

Braga vs Farense Predictions
Our pick

⚽ Both Teams to Score prediction

BTTS

⚽ Correct Score prediction

Braga 2-1 Farense

⚽ Anytime Goalscorer prediction

Simon Banza

Braga had been in good form until their last match against Sporting which ended in a 5-0 defeat, while Farense have suffered mixed fortunes of late.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Braga the bookmaker's choice to win

  • HOME: 7/20 (1.35) – 74.1%
  • DRAW: 9/2 (5.50) – 18.2%
  • AWAY: 8/1 (9.00) – 11.1%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Braga have won three of their last six matches in all competitions and have the home advantage against a Farense side with two wins, two defeats and two draws fro their last six league games.

Last five H2Hs: Braga dominate but Farense had last laugh

Portugal Primeira Liga 16/09/23

SC Farense

SC Farense

3
Braga

Braga

1

Europe Friendlies 16/07/21

SC Farense

SC Farense

0
Braga

Braga

0

Portugal Primeira Liga 05/04/21

SC Farense

SC Farense

1
Braga

Braga

2

Portugal Primeira Liga 29/11/20

Braga

Braga

1
SC Farense

SC Farense

0

Portugal Cup 22/11/15

SC Farense

SC Farense

0
Braga

Braga

1

Braga have won four of their last five competitive and non-competitive meetings with Farense but in their reverse league fixture in September, Farense ran out 3-1 winners.

Team news and form guide

Braga: In good form despite defeat in last match

Adrian Marin and Bruma are the two main injury concerns for the home side ahead of their game against Farense.

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

Portugal Primeira Liga 18/05/24

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FC Porto

FC Porto

1

Braga

Braga

0

Portugal Primeira Liga 11/05/24

W

Guimaraes

Guimaraes

2

Braga

Braga

3

Portugal Primeira Liga 05/05/24

W

Casa Pia

Casa Pia

3

Braga

Braga

4

Portugal Primeira Liga 27/04/24

L

Benfica

Benfica

3

Braga

Braga

1

Portugal Primeira Liga 20/04/24

W

Vizela

Vizela

1

Braga

Braga

2

Farense: Have proven tough to beat but are inconsistent

The visitors have a clean bill of health and no suspended players ahead of their trip to Braga this weekend.

Predicted lineup: Velho (GK), Muscat, Silva, Talocha, Pastor, Oliveira, Falcão, Cáseres, Matias, Duarte & Baldé

Portugal Primeira Liga 18/05/24

L

Portimonense

Portimonense

3

SC Farense

SC Farense

1

Portugal Primeira Liga 12/05/24

L

Gil Vicente

Gil Vicente

2

SC Farense

SC Farense

0

Portugal Primeira Liga 05/05/24

W

Estoril

Estoril

2

SC Farense

SC Farense

3

Portugal Primeira Liga 29/04/24

W

Estrela

Estrela

0

SC Farense

SC Farense

3

Portugal Primeira Liga 22/04/24

L

Benfica

Benfica

3

SC Farense

SC Farense

1

Our free expert picks: Braga to pinch all three points

Braga are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 74.1%, but it will be interesting to see how the hosts bounce back after a heavy defeat. 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 13/8 (2.63) but the probability of that outcome is just 38.1%, while a bet on over 2.5 goals has odds of 8/15 (1.53) which has a probability of 65.2%.

Hot tip – Both Teams to Score

  • Both teams have scored in three of Braga's last six outings.
  • Each of Farense's last four games have produced goals at both ends of the pitch.

Other tips

Braga 2-1 Farense

  • Braga have won four of their last six meetings with Farense in league, cup and friendlies.
  • Farense have only failed to score on one of their last six league games.

Simon Banza to Score Anytime

  • Banza top scores for Braga this season with 14 league goals.
  • The Congo DR striker returns to the Braga side this weekend after featuring for his country at AFCON 2023.
Simon Banza player to watch
Simon Banza celebrates the goal – Photo by Icon sport

Player to watch – Simon Banza

Bazna scored in his last league game for Braga against Casa Pia before he jetted off to meet up with his Congo DR teammates in the Ivory Coast for AFCON 2023.

Braga's goal machine is back in action

The 27-year-old has really impressed since making the move to Portugal in the 2021/22 season with Famalicao where he stayed for just one season before being signed by Braga. Since then, Banza has scored 11 goals in his last campaign and is already on 14 for the current season making him one of the deadliest strikers in the league.


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