Braga vs Fiorentina
UEFA Europa Conference League
Date: 16 February 2023, Thursday
Kick-off at 17:45 UK / 18:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Braga (Braga).
Braga continued their impressive run of form on Sunday evening when they dispatched Maritimo 1-2 on the road.
It was the eighth win in the last nine outings in all competitions for Artur Jorge’s troops. Jorge is doing an exceptional job with this group of players this season.
Braga won 15 of 20 Primeira Liga games and are only seven points shy of leaders Benfica and two points below second-placed Porto.
On top of this, Jorge’s squad eliminated the likes of Benfica in Portuguese Cup with a win on penalties earlier this month.
Braga now return to the duties in the continental competition as they are about to make the Conference League debut on Thursday evening in the home fixture against Italian Serie A side Fiorentina.
The visitors have not been in great touch lately. They will come into this off of successive league defeats to Bologna (1-2) and Juventus (0-1), scoring just once in the process.
I Viola took only one point in the previous five Serie A matches, a thread that dropped them to the 14th position in the league table.
Vincenzo Italiano’s men have huge issues with the lack of attacking creativity these days. Fiorentina scored just two goals in the last five domestic league affairs.
They reached this stage of the competition by coming second in the group with the likes of Istanbul Baskasehir, Hearts, and Rigas FC.
It is worth noting that Fiorentina suffered a tough 3-0 defeat to Istanbul Basaksehir in their toughest away game so far in the competition.
Braga vs Fiorentina Head-to-head
- This will be the first head to head meeting between Braga and Fiorentina.
Braga vs Fiorentina Prediction
Braga will enter the match in much higher spirits. We expect to see an electrifying atmosphere in and around Estadio Municipal de Braga on Thursday.
Knowing Fiorentina have only scored two goals in the last five league games, we are very much tempted by the 4.50 odds offered for Braga to win to nil on Thursday. You can alternatively back the hosts to win 2-0 at the 13.00 odds.
Braga vs Fiorentina Betting Tips
Braga to win to nil @ 4.50 (7/2)
Correct Score: Braga 2-0 @ 13.00 (12/1) odd.