Braga vs Monaco Prediction & Match Preview

Sporting Braga vs Monaco UEFA Europa League Prediction by LeagueLane

Sporting Braga vs AS Monaco
UEFA Europa League
Date: 10 March 2022, Thursday
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Braga.

Braga and Monaco have been on the opposite ends on the respective important penalty shootout series of late.

The Portuguese outfit had luck with the 11-meter lottery as they advanced to the last 16 round of UEFA Europa League by eliminating Sheriff Tiraspol after the spot-kicks.

Braga bounced back from a shocking 2-0 loss in the first leg on Moldovan soil. They easily annulled the deficit via two first-half goals in the return fixture on the home patch (thanks to a brilliant performance from Ricardo Horta) but just failed to find the third goal despite a massive dominance on the pitch.

Nevertheless, the team led by Carlos Carvalhal managed to advance on penalties eventually and thus book the last 16 round clash against Monaco.

Monaco, on the other side, got eliminated from French Cup after penalties as they lost to Nantes last week at Stade de la Beaujoire – Louis Fonteneau.

The regular game ended in a 2-2 draw as Les Monegasques continued to be vulnerable at the back.

Monaco conceded two goals in two straight fixtures against Reims (a 1-2 loss at home in Ligue 1) and Nantes (a 2-2 draw on the road in Coupe de France).

Monaco are generally having a subpar campaign in the elite class of French football this season. They are ninth in the Ligue 1 table after 26 games and they will travel to Portugal off the back of just one win in the last eight away outings in the league.

Braga vs Monaco Head-to-head

  • This will be the maiden competitive head to head encounter between the two teams.
  • They took on each other in a pre-season friendly in July 2019 when neither team managed to score a goal.

Braga vs Monaco Prediction

Braga made it three straight games without conceding across competitions. They have lost just 1 of the last 18 home outings in all competitions. Since Monaco have been miles away from their best shape lately, we would not be surprised to see Braga taking advantage of the home pitch on Thursday.

The main bet will be Under 2.5 goals FT at the 1.80 odds, while the braver tipsters can try with Braga to win at the 2.50 odds.

Braga vs Monaco Betting Tips

  • Under 2.5 goals @ 1.80 (4/5)
  • Braga to win @ 2.50 (6/4) odd.