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Braga vs Maritimo Predictions & Tips - Paulinho to lead Braga to victory

  • Braga vs Maritimo predictions for Thursday’s Primeira Liga match
  • Match is being played at 9pm GMT at Estádio Municipal de Braga
  • Braga have won by 2+ goals in 5 of their last 6 matches
  • I am backing Braga to beat Maritimo at home
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Paulinho has scored 6 goals in his last 5 matches (Getty Images)

Braga vs Maritimo Predictions


Braga are in great form and can be excused for losing to the Primeira Liga leaders last time out. Expect Paulinho to lead them to victory against a Maritimo side that struggle on the road.

  • Braga have won 7 of their last 8 home matches (all competitions).
  • Braga have won by 2+ goals in 5 of their last 6 matches (all competitions).
  • Braga’s Paulinho has scored 6 goals in his last 5 matches (all competitions).
  • Braga have won 3 of their last 4 home matches against Maritimo (all competitions).
  • Maritimo have lost 3 of their last 4 away matches (Primeira Liga).
  • Maritimo have lost 9 of their last 13 away matches (Primeira Liga).

Head to Head


Braga have a 25-20 advantage against Maritimo with 17 draws in 62 matches. 

Braga Form


Braga have won by 2+ goals in five of their last six matches. They remain alive in four competitions including the UEFA Europa League.

Carlos Carvalhal’s side crushed Olimpico do Montijo 7-0 win in the Portuguese Cup. Braga backed it up by beating Estoril 3-1 at home in the Portuguese League Cup quarter-finals with Paulinho hitting a hat-trick.

Braga returned to the Primeira Liga with a 3-0 home win against Rio Ave and 4-1 win at Boavista. Paulinho scored in both matches to continue his impressive form in front of goal.

Braga’s last match was a 2-0 defeat against Sporting CP in Lisbon. They had 53% possession, 12-6 shots and went close against the league leaders.

Braga Injuries & Team News


Braga welcome back defenders Bruno Viana, David Carmo, Vitor Tormena and midfielder André Castro who have all recovered from COVID-19.

Left back Francisco Moura remains out injured alongside striker Rui Fonte.

Portuguese striker Paulinho has scored six goals in his last five matches in all competitions to make it 10 goals this season.

Maritimo Form


Maritimo lost 2-1 at home against Benfica which was Lito Vidigal’s last match in charge. Brazilian boss Milton Mendes took over and saw his side lose 2-1 at Farense with Milson sent off in the 67th minute.

The Madeira club bounced back with a 1-0 home win against 10-man Belenenses. Maritimo advanced in the Portuguese Cup with a hard fought 2-1 home win against Salgueiros, Rodrigo Pinho equalising in the 88th minute and scoring the winner in added time.

Maritimo returned to the Primeira Liga with a 3-1 win at Rio Ave with Joel baggina a brace and Marcelo Hermes wrapping it up. Maritimo’s last match was a 0-0 draw at home against Boavista.

Maritimo Injuries & Team News


Maritimo’s Iranian striker Ali Alipour is on his way back from injury and could make the bench.

Ruben Macedo made his return from injury off the bench against Boavista but is unlikely to replace Joel or Rodrigo Pinho up front anytime soon.

Braga vs Maritimo Tips

What is the Braga vs Maritimo best bet?

Braga have won by 2+ goals in 5 of their last 6 matches. Braga in the -1 handicap market is the best bet.

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Verdict

Braga are in great form and can beat a Maritimo side that are rebuilding under Milton Mendes. Back Paulinho to get back on target against the islanders.

Best Bets: Braga -1 Handicap @100.00 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Best Bets: Paulinho Anytime Goalscorer @125.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Value Bet: Paulinho First Goalscorer @400.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: Braga Win 2-0 Correct Score @600.00 at 888sport - 1 Unit

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