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Braga vs Sporting Lisbon Predictions

Published on 7:30pm GMT 3 September 2023

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  • Estadio Municipal de Braga
Sporting Lisbon

Braga vs Sporting Lisbon Predictions

  • Sporting have seen over 2.5 goals in two of their first three clashes
  • Braga have seen over 2.5 goals in five of their last six league matches
  • Paulinho has scored four times across the first three league games

Braga back in league action

Braga had a break from last weekend’s Primeira Liga action to focus on their huge Champions League qualifier with Panathinaikos. The Portuguese side secured their place in the group stage with a 1-0 win in Greece after claiming a 2-1 victory at home, which has guaranteed them a huge windfall.

Braga return to league action with their focus on next season’s Champions League, as they clash with a Sporting side who are aiming to return to Europe’s top competition. However, the Lions look like an even more attacking side than the one that drew 3-3 in this fixture last term, so expect more goals in their visit to Braga this Sunday.

Sporting to push forward

Sporting have caught the eye this term with their 3-4-3 system, built around record signing Viktor Gyokeres. He’s joined in the front three by Pedro Goncalves and Paulinho. They signed Paulinho on a permanent deal in the summer and he’s already looking more impressive than he did on loan last term. The winger scored five league goals last term, but he’s already hit four in his first three. Following his red-hot start, he’s a great anytime scorer option for this trip.

Sporting boasts the three favourites to score anytime on Sunday but they head to a Braga side that scored 40 times in 17 home games last term. Five of their last six home matches have seen over 2.5 goals scored, while they meet a Sporting side who have already played out some high-scoring clashes with Vizela and Casa Pia.

More goals should follow on Sunday and given the visitors’ approach, over 2.5 goals looks like great value here.

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