Braga vs Union Berlin prediction, odds & betting tips 29/11/2023

Braga
29/11/23 - 20:00

Finished

1

-

1

Union Berlin

Braga - Union Berlin

UEFA Champions League - Braga Municipal

5th Round

 

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

Braga play Union Berlin on Wednesday 29th of November in the UEFA Champions League group stages. Both sides still have plenty to play for even if their hopes of making it through to the round of 16 are slim. Instead, they are realistically fighting it out for third place which would earn the succesful team a place in the knockout stages of the Europa League. Ahead of the match, take a look at our football betting tips below.

Braga vs Union Berlin prediction & free betting tips

Union Berlin have had a fall from grace ever since their sensational Bundesliga performance last season. Their form is worrying and while Braga aren't exactly flying, home advantage should see them take home the three points here in what looks set to be an end-to-end affair.

Braga to win

  • Braga have won three of their last four matches in all competitions.
  • Union Berlin are winless in the Champions League this season.
  • Union Berling haven't won a match in any competitions since August.
  • Braga beat Union Berlin in Berlin in the reverse fixture.

BTTS

  • Braga have scored eleven goals in their last four matches.
  • Braga have only failed to score in one Champions League match this season (Away at Real Madrid)
  • The previous encounter between the two sides finished 3-2 to Braga.

Check out our Champions League betting predictions page for tips and predictions. 

Braga vs Union Berlin odds, H2H stats, and recent form

Braga
29/11/23 - 20:00

Finished

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Union Berlin

Braga - Union Berlin

UEFA Champions League - Braga Municipal

5th Round

Braga odds: 6/5 (2.20) – 45.5%

Draw odds: 13/5 (3.60) – 27.8%

Union Berlin odds: 47/20 (3.35)  – 29.9%

Braga are the favourites for this clash but perhaps not by as much as many people might have thought given the form of the two sides. The probability of a braga win currently stands at 45.5% while a Union Berlin win is 29.9%.

Braga vs Union Berlin lineups and latest team news

Braga

Braga had the benefit of a cup tie at the weekend which allowed manager, Artur Jorge, to rest a few of his first team stars. The likes of Andre Horta and Bruma should come back into the starting lineup as Jorge looks to guarantee his side Europa League football as a minimum after Christmas.

Jorge is fortunate in that he has no injuries coming into the match so he will have his entire squad to pick from. One man who is guaranteed to start is Ricardo Horta who has scored three goals in his last two appearances for Braga.

Predicted lineup

Matheus – Gomez, Niakate, Fonte, Borja – A.Horta, Moutinho – Djalo, R.Horta, Bruma – Banza

Union Berlin

Union Berlin come into this one with a brand new manager after Urs Fischer was fired for overseeing nine consecutive Bundesliga defeats. The man who has replaced Fischer is Croatian, Nenad Bjelica who has a big job on his hands to turn around the club's fortunes.

For his opening game as Union Berlin bsos, Bjelica is missing Leonardo Bonucci, Josip Juranovic and Sheraldo Becker. Meanwhile, Alexander Schwolow, Brendan Aaronson and Danilho Doekhi are all doubts for the trip to Portugal.

Predicted lineup

Ronnow – Jaeckel, Knoche, Leite – Gosens, Haberer, Laidouni, Trimmel – Volland, Fofana, Behrens

Starting lineups

The official lineups will be announced by UEFA an hour before the match begins.

Braga

Braga
4-4-2
1
Matheus Magalhaes
br
2
Victor Gomez
es
6
Jose Fonte
pt
4
Sikou Niakate
fr
26
Cristian Borja
co
18
Vitor Carvalho
br
28
Joao Moutinho
pt
16
Rodrigo Zalazar Martinez
uy
14
Alvaro Djalo Dias Fernandes
es
21
Ricardo Horta
pt
23
Simon Banza
cd
Substitutes
17
Josafat Mendes
se
10
Andre Horta
pt
9
Abel Ruiz
es
11
Roger Fernandes
pt
5
Serdar Saatci
tr
22
Pizzi
pt
91
Lukas Hornicek
cz
19
Adrian Marin
es
15
Paulo Oliveira
pt
12
Tiago Sa
pt
88
Andre Castro
pt
20
Rony Lopes
pt

Union Berlin

Union Berlin
3-5-2
1
Frederik Ronnow
dk
31
Robin Knoche
de
4
Diogo Leite
pt
26
Jerome Roussillon
fr
18
Josip Juranovic
hr
29
Lucas Tousart
fr
8
Rani Khedira
de
20
Aissa Laidouni
tn
6
Robin Gosens
de
10
Kevin Volland
de
17
Kevin Behrens
de
Substitutes
23
Leonardo Bonucci
it
33
Alex Kral
cz
11
David Datro Fofana
ci
28
Christopher Trimmel
at
3
Paul Jaeckel
de
19
Janik Haberer
de
7
Brenden Aaronson
us
38
Laurenz Dehl
de
37
Alexander Schwolow
de
39
Yannic Stein
de

Player to watch: Ricardo Horta

Horta is already a club legend at Braga as the club's record goalscorer and he will be their main man again on Wednesday night. The 29-year-old scored two goals in the cup at the weekend and will be the man that Union Berlin are most concerned about ahead of this one.

Braga vs Union Berlin prediction


Andy is a freelance Sports Journalist with ten years of experience covering football in the United Kingdom and abroad for various publications including the Manchester Evening News, UtdReport and Football Whispers. Andy also has a keen interest in basketball, cricket, golf and tennis and has covered major sporting events such as the Masters in Augusta.