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Famalicao vs Braga Predictions & Tips - Braga backed to win in Portugal

  • Famalicao vs Braga predictions for Monday’s Primeira Liga match
  • Match is being played at 8.15pm GMT at Estádio Municipal de Famalicão
  • Braga have won 7 of their last 8 Primeira Liga matches
  • I am backing Braga to win and Abel Ruiz to score
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Braga’s Abel Ruiz has scored 4 goals in his last 3 matches (Getty Images)
Mat Marshall 13 Mar 2021
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Famalicao vs Braga Predictions

Braga’s Abel Ruiz is in great form and can score again in a comfortable win against Famalicao. The hosts are fighting relegation, struggling to score and just hired their third manager of the season.

  • Famalicao have lost 8 of their last 12 matches (Primeira Liga).
  • Famalicao have failed to score in 5 of their last 6 matches (Primeira Liga).
  • Famalicao have failed to score in 3 of their last 4 matches against Braga (Primeira Liga).
  • Braga have won 7 of their last 8 matches (Primeira Liga).
  • Braga have seen BTTS No in 4 of their last 5 away matches (Primeira Liga).
  • Braga’s Abel Ruiz has scored 4 goals in his last 3 matches (all competitions).

Head to Head

Braga have a 5-3 advantage against Famalicao with 3 draws in 11 matches.

Braga have failed to win in Famalicao in five attempts but have a great chance to rectify that here.

Famalicao Form

Famalicao are in the relegation zone after losing eight of their last 12 Primeira Liga matches. They have failed to score in five of their last six.

They lost four in a row before a 0-0 draw against Belenenses. Famalicao then won 1-0 at Rio Ave where they played against 10 men for more than an hour.

Famalicao got another lucky break at home against Farense, playing against 10 men for 40 minutes in a 0-0 draw. Their last match was a 3-0 defeat at Boavista.

The club sacked João Pedro Sousa on 31 January and brought in former Sporting CP boss Silas. Silas lasted six matches in charge before former Vitoria de Guimaraes boss Ivo Vieira was given the job last week.

Famalicao Injuries & Team News

Defender Patrick Willian is injured alongside midfielders Iván Jaime, Ivo Rodrigues and striker Leonardo Campana.

Midfielder Manuel Ugarte is suspended and Gustavo Assunção remains doubtful with a hamstring injury.

Braga Form

Braga have won seven of their last eight matches in the Primeira Liga. They sit second on the table and have reached the Portuguese Cup final. 

Carlos Carvalhal’s couldn’t match Roma in the UEFA Europa League round of 32. They lost 2-0 at home and 3-1 in Italy.

Braga bounced back with a 2-1 win at Nacional in the Primeria Liga. They kept it going with a 3-2 win at Porto in the Portuguese Cup semi-finals second leg, a big result after playing with 10 men for 55 minutes.

Braga’s last match was a 3-0 home win against Vitoria de Guimaraes. Abel Ruiz assisted Lucas Piazon for the opener, scored the second with Andraz Sporar coming off the bench to wrap it up.

Braga Injuries & Team News

Braga have some issues in defence with Francisco Moura and David Carmo injured.  Rolando and Raul Silva are doubtful. 

Midfielder André Castro is injured alongside winger Iuri Medeiros and striker Rui Fonte.

Forwards Lucas Piazon and Abel Ruiz are in great form. Piazon has 4 goals and 2 assists in his last 5 matches and Abel Ruiz has scored 4 goals in his last 3 matches.

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Famalicao just appointed their third manager of the season as they attempt to avoid relegation. 

Braga are expected to win with ease and stay second in the Primeira Liga. Abel Ruiz can continue his fine scoring run.

Best Bet: Braga Win Full Time Result @-153.85 at BetMGM - 5 Units
Value Bet: Braga Win To Nil @190.00 at Unibet - 2 Units
Value Bet: Abel Ruiz Anytime Goalscorer @162.00 at Borgata Sports - 2 Units
First Goalscorer Tip: Abel Ruiz First Goalscorer @550.00 at 888sport - 1 Unit

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