Sporting CP will be hoping to continue their perfect start to the 2023/24 Primeira Liga when they travel to face Braga on Sunday at 8:30pm (UK time).
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Braga vs Sporting CP odds
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After three weeks of the 2023/24 Primeira Liga campaign, there are still three teams boasting a perfect record. One of those is Sporting CP. Last season was a disappointing one for Sporting as they finished fourth, missing out on the Champions League, having to settle for the Europa League. However, they have put their woes behind them early on with three wins from three in the league. The campaign started with a 3-2 win over Vizela and has carried through with victories over Casa Pia and Famalicao, though Sporting are third on goal difference.
The team to finish third, above Sporting, last season were Braga and they have made the most of their Champions League qualifying campaign. Braga were drawn against FK TSC in the third qualifying round and beat them home and away, either side of an opening Primeira Liga defeat to Famalicao. However, it’s easy to see that the focus was on the Champions League, and Braga have bounced back to win their next three games including two against Panathinaikos to seal a spot in the group stage. Braga did have the weekend off in the Primeira Liga to prepare for their Champions League play-off second leg, so trail most of their rivals by a match.
Braga vs Sporting CP predictions
Braga vs Sporting CP: Predictions
|3/5 with Midnite
|Braga 1-2 Sporting CP
|8/1 with Boylesports
|5/1 with Bet365
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The stats behind our Braga vs Sporting CP predictions:
- Sporting have won seven of their past nine games against Braga.
- Braga have conceded in four of their six games across all competitions this season.
- Sporting are unbeaten in their past 10 away league games.
- Paulinho is the Primeira Liga’s top scorer this season with four goals.
- Sporting have scored first in all three of their games this season.
Braga vs Sporting CP match tip
Sporting’s three league games this season have seen nine goals scored, with more of the action coming after half time. Although Sporting scored twice in the first half against Vizela in their opener, there was a second-half comeback from the opponents before Paulinho won it in injury. Overall, Sporting’s games have seen six goals scored in the second half, compared to three before half time.
Braga vs Sporting CP Bet-Builder tip
Sporting CP thrashed Braga in the last two meetings by an aggregate score of 10-0, including a 5-0 victory in the Allianz Cup. It came as part of a wider domination for Sporting in this fixture, with seven wins in their past nine. Hoping to help put Braga to the sword this weekend is the Primeira Liga’s top scorer Paulinho, who has scored four goals so far this season.
Braga vs Sporting CP team news
Braga team news
Jeremiah St. Juste is the only absentee for Sporting at this time.
Sporting CP team news
|Jeremiah St. Juste
Braga vs Sporting CP head-to-head record
- 1 February 2023 – Sporting CP 5-0 Braga – Primeira Liga
- 19 December 2022 – Sporting CP 5-0 Braga – Allianz Cup
- 7 August 2022 – Braga 3-3 Sporting CP – Primeira Liga
- 22 January 2022 – Sporting CP 1-2 Braga – Primeira Liga
- 14 August 2021 – Braga 1-2 Sporting CP – Primeira Liga
Braga’s 2-1 win over Sporting in January 2022 is their only victory in this fixture in the past nine meetings, with the Archbishops suffering seven defeats.