Sporting Braga vs Konyaspor
UEFA Europa League – Group H
Date: Thursday, 3rd November 2016,
Kick-Off at 20:05 UK
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Braga.
Sporting Braga and Konyaspor will face each other on Thursday evening in the crucial match for both teams since the losers will most likely not see the knockout stage of UEFA Europa League this season.
The teams are currently sitting in two bottom positions as both of them are still looking to grab their first victory in the competition.
Sporting Braga is in a somewhat better position since they have two points and a home match in the 4th round where the victory and the potential Gent’s defeat against the group leaders Shakhtar Donetsk would push them at the second spot which leads to the next round.
Braga is generally enjoying very solid form since they did not lose a single of the last five games in all competitions, as the team led by Jose Peseiro reached the third position in Primeira Liga, with the same number of points as the second placed Porto.
Konyaspor opened the new season in a very promising way, but the most recent form is what worries the manager Aykut Kocaman since the team is winless in last four games including two back to back defeats to Fenerbahce and Bursaspor in two last rounds of Super Lig.
Sporting Braga vs Konyaspor: Head-to-Head Stats
This will be their second ever head to head clash as the teams shared a point each in the 3rd round of the competition two weeks ago. The Portuguese side showed a better performance even though they were a goal down in the early stage of the match when Bosnian international Deni Milosevic put Konyaspor ahead. Koka leveled the score for the Portuguese team ten minutes after the break to set the final score.
Sporting Braga vs Konyaspor: Prediction
Braga will be clear favorites to win the match since this is their last opportunity to catch up with Gent in the second position. They are 9/20 to take three points on home ground, which is more than fair price considering the poor attacking form showed by the guests lately.
Sporting Braga vs Konyaspor: Betting Tips
Braga to win at Home win (9/20)
Under 2.5 goals in the match at 1.75 (3/4).