Tip Porto - SC Braga
FC Porto and SC Braga will for the fourth time this season face off, this time vying for a place in the Portuguese Cup final, with Porto playing as hosts. The first leg meeting between the two sides, which ended 1-1 was eventful. Two players were sent off, one suffered a horrific injury, an ambulance got stuck in the pitch and the match had to be played for 12 minutes more. Visitors Porto led going to the 90th minute despite having seen Luis Diaz sent off 20 minutes earlier. Mateus Uribe was also sent off in the seventh of the 12 added minutes, leaving Porto two men light and Fransergio Barbosa scored in the very last minute to level the tie. Porto, who are unbeaten in their last three matches against Braga, will hope for a quieter game as they look to advance and defend their title. They are unbeaten in 10 matches leading to this and failed to score in just two of the 10. At home, Porto are unbeaten in the last 16 matches, with just one loss in the last 24. Their last loss in this competition came back in May 2019, on post match penalties against Sporting and regarding that as a loss, Porto are unbeaten in 12 matches in the competition. In their home matches in the Portuguese Cup, Porto have 11 straight wins. They head to this clash from a 0-0 draw with Sporting in Primeira Liga.
Braga were eliminated from the Europa League and they are nine points behind Sporting in the league, which leaves this competition as the best chance to win silverware. They will have to improve defensively first to be able to dream of playing in the final as they come here without a clean sheet in the last four matches. The visiting side has conceded two or more goals in three of their last four matches but they’ve scored in each of their last four away matches. Braga must score in this game and the better for them if they can outscore Porto, but they have four losses in their last seven away matches ahead of this game. They haven’t lost in the last five matches in this competition, winning four and drawing one and five of their last six Portuguese Cup matches have seen over 2.5 goals scored. David Carmo will be out of this game after suffering a bad ankle injury in the first leg. The last two of three meetings between these sides this season have produced two straight draws and a win for Porto. Meanwhile in the last eight meetings, both sides have scored in seven.
Key points Porto - SC Braga
Both Porto and Braga have scored in seven of their last eight meetings.
Porto are unbeaten in the last three meetings with Braga.
Braga’s five of six matches in this competition have produced over 2.5 goals.
Porto have 11 straight wins at home in this competition.
Braga have scored in each of their last four away matches.
Conclusion Porto - SC Braga
Porto have scored in eight of their last 10 matches, in which they’re unbeaten. They’ll have the advantage from the first leg and while they need just a 0-0 draw, the history in this match backs both sides to score. Braga’s recent matches in this competition have been high scoring, and they’ve also scored in their last four away matches. With the stakes going to this game, back it to hit over 2.5 goals.
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Porto SC Braga Prediction published on March 1, 2021