Sporting Braga vs Red Star Belgrade
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 9 December 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estádio Municipal de Braga.
Both Braga and Belgrade have been in great form, and have raced to the first two positions in the table. However, on this final match-day in the group stages, their progression to the knockouts is still not assured.
The reason being – the top three teams in the table are separated by just two points, and there is a chance the third-placed Midtjylland might replace one of these two from the top.
Likely, nerves will be high at the Estádio Municipal de Braga as these two in-form sides take on each other, and judging recent performances of both, the expectation is goals will come from either side of the pitch.
Braga vs Red Star Belgrade Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest encounter had ended in a 2-1 win for Red Star.
- However, the last they kept a clean sheet against this opponent was back in 2005.
- Braga have a 100% winning record against other Serbian rivals.
- Barring a 2-0 loss against Benfica in 1984, Red Star have a 100% winning record against other Portuguese opponents.
Braga vs Red Star Belgrade Prediction & Analysis
Braga have scored a total of 14 goals from their last four fixtures alone, and since March, they have lost just against Portuguese champions – Sporting. Do also note that they have scored a total of 19 goals from their last five home appearances.
On the other hand, Red Star have a combined scorecard of 15-2 from their last seven games (all wins), and they have lost a total of just twice since August as well.
Both these teams are in the best of forms, and a win is a must for either squad this Thursday. Considering these observations, expect a high-scoring affair in this final match-day in Group F.
Key Stats for Betting
- Braga have scored the most number of goals in the competition, and have a 100% winning record at home so far.
- They are on a five-game winning streak at home.
- Meanwhile, Red Star are placed at the top of the table, and not once have they lost on the road.
- They are on a seven-fixture winning stretch.
Tips for Braga vs Red Star Belgrade
Both Teams to Score @ 1.75 (3/4)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.90 (9/10).