On February 9, the Municipal de Braga (Braga) will host the 1/4 final match of the Portuguese Cup, in which Braga will meet with Benfica. The start of the fight is scheduled for 21:30 European time.
The club has never been national champion. But at the same time, it becomes a bit cramped in the status of “power No. 4” in Portugal. Once, albeit quite a long time ago, in 2010, it turned out to take 2nd place altogether, a couple of times there were victories in the cup and 3rd place. Now, under Arthur Georges, the “archbishops” are again trying to oust one of the three giants. And he manages to demonstrate decent statistics. True, we still need to see how it will turn out without Vitinha Oliveira – the productive striker moved to Marseille for a considerable 32 million. However, even before that, an experienced Pizzi was returned to Portugal. Already without a goalkeeper, the winning streak was interrupted by a devastating 0-5 with a competitor, Sporting. It turned out to be rehabilitated with Famalican – they scored a 4-1 victory there.
The team also made a bright transfer “to the exit” on the deadline. And she set a record for the whole of January, and just successfully “welded” on the departure of Enzo Fernandez. The Argentine who came only in the summer was released to Chelsea only after receiving 121 million from the British. Yes, perhaps, not without the help of the midfielder, it turned out to spend good months, having managed, of course, adding. But still, the main thing was the decision to invite Roger Schmidt in the offseason. It was with the German that it turned out to start with a long unbeaten run in all tournaments. This allowed us to reach the playoffs again in the Champions League, and take the lead in Primeira. So in the last round, the defeat of Casa Piyu was formalized – 3-0.
It was Braga that ended the Benfica streak this season. Before the New Year, on January 31st, she scored 3-0 with the Eagles. Moreover, this is the 2nd successive victory of the “archbishops” in head-to-head matches.
Bookmakers consider the guests from Lisbon to be the favorite of the duel. But Braga is also not bad, as is Benfica, so we bet on neutral “total over 2.5 goals” with a coefficient of 1.75 according to Parimatch.
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