Napoli vs Braga Champions League predictions: tips, odds and team news
Napoli and Braga meet in a showdown for a place in the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday at 8pm (UK time).
Napoli vs Braga predictions
Napoli vs Braga: Predictions
|4/6 with Sky Bet
|Napoli 1-1 Braga
|8/1 with Midnite
|18/1 with Bet365
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The stats behind our Napoli vs Braga predictions:
- Napoli have only kept one clean sheet in the Champions League this season.
- Braga have scored in four of their five Champions League games this season.
- Napoli haven’t won at home in the Champions League this season.
- Both Napoli and Braga have negative goal difference in the their Champions League group.
- Alvaro Djalo has scored two goals in the Champions League this season.
Napoli vs Braga match tip
The attacking focus on this game will mostly be on Napoli, but Braga shouldn’t be overlooked. In Bruma they have a player that has proven to be an influence from the start or off the bench. The Portuguese forward is averaging 1.28 shots on target per 90 minutes in the Champions League this season, scoring two goals.
Napoli vs Braga Bet-Builder tip
The previous meeting between these two sides finished 2-1 to Napoli, and the Italian side have conceded in three more Champions League games this season. At the other end of the pitch, Napoli have averaged 4.4 shots on target per game in the Champions League, despite averaging 16 attempts per match. Braga, meanwhile, are averaging 1.8 cards per game in the Champions League, compared to Napoli’s 2.2.
Braga have scored in four of their five Champions League games this season.
Napoli have averaged 4.4 shots on target per game in the Champions League.
Braga are averaging 1.8 cards per game in the Champions League, compared to Napoli's 2.2.
Napoli vs Braga odds
*Odds correct as of 09:30 on December 11
As we go into the final round of fixtures of the 2023/24 Champions League group stage, things are pretty straightforward for Napoli and Braga. Napoli go into this game with the upper hand, sitting three points clear of Braga having won the previous meeting. It means a draw will be enough for them to join Real Madrid in the last 16. Napoli haven’t had it all their way in the Champions League this season, however. The win over Braga is one of just two victories so far, also beating Union Berlin. There was also a draw with Union Berlin alongside home and away defeats to Real Madrid.
Braga, meanwhile, need to win by at least two goals to overtake Napoli. A one-goal victory will not be enough, but Braga are in a strong position to at least qualify for the Europa League. Again, that isn’t a guarantee, though it’d take Union Berlin shocking Real Madrid alongside a Braga defeat. All four of Braga’s points have come against Union Berlin, with two defeats to Real Madrid as well as the loss against Napoli.
Napoli vs Braga team news
Napoli team news
|Mathias Olivera, Mario Rui
Mathias Olivera isn’t expected back from his injury until next month and is joined on the sidelines by Mario Rui.
Braga team news
Braga have a fully fit squad from which to choose going into this crucial game. However, they will be without Sikou Niakhate following his red card against Union Berlin last time out.
Napoli vs Braga head-to-head record
- 20 September 2023 – Braga 1-2 Napoli – Champions League
Napoli’s win in Portugal in September was the first ever meeting between these two sides.