Sporting Braga vs AIK Stockholm
2017/18 UEFA Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 3rd August 2017
Kick off at 21:00 UK/ 22:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Braga.
AIK failed to keep their net untouched in the first leg and they will have a very tough task to go past Sporting Braga after a 1-1 draw from Friends Arena in Solna.
The Portuguese squad managed to accomplish the main goal in the first match, but the tie is far from closed since AIK’s goal at Estadio Municipal de Braga would significantly complicate things for the Archbishops.
Sporting Braga have always been in the shadow of the famous Portuguese trio (Sporting, Porto and Benfica), but they seem to be further and further from challenging the mentioned likes with each new season.
Braga have practically changed the complete lineup in between two seasons which affected the team’s performances during their pre-season schedule (defeats to Tondela and Varzim).
AIK, on the other side, are in a much better situation regarding this matter since they are midway through the season in Allsvenskan.
The visitors have generally been doing well in the first part of the new domestic league campaign as they hold the fourth position of the standings after 16 rounds of the competition with a game in hand on Djurgarden and Sirius who are two points above sharing the second place.
Sporting Braga vs AIK: Head to head
Braga got the breakthrough only 11 minutes into the game when Brazilian defender (seven goals for Maritimo last year in Primeira Liga) bagged an opener.
However, the Swedish side managed an instant comeback through Daniel Sundgren who as safe from the spot to make it all square for AIK.
Sporting Braga vs AIK: Prediction
Braga have been struggling a lot in the pre-season and we’d not be shocked to see Rikard Norling’s men provoking an upset here.
Either way, we do expect a close game to be decided by one or none goals making the Under 2.5 goals FT the best of the betting options.
Sporting Braga vs AIK: Bet Tips
The Under 2.5 goals FT should be a banker bet at the odds of 1.61 with Pinnacle.
Braver punters can chase Draw or AIK Double Chance at 2.33 with Unibet.