Braga vs Zorya
Europa League Qualifying – 3rd Round 2nd Leg
Date: Thursday, 16 August 2018
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estádio Municipal de Braga.
Sporting Braga get back home with a 1-1 draw from Zaporizhia.
The Portuguese side started the tie as heavy favorites over the two legs will be on a confident mood in the reverse leg at their home turf.
We assessed this tie just before the first leg clash to be settled in the 2nd leg and not the first. An we have come down to it when teams resume the battle level at 1-1.
This will be a close game on all accounts and Zorya have not come this far in the qualifying and they did well not to get blown away at home and they now come to Portugal keen to upset the odds.
Braga vs Zorya Head-to-head
The teams have not met prior to their duel last Thursday in Ukraine.
Braga vs Zorya Prediction
Braga is most likely to start the game positively with confidence garnered from the 4-2 win against Nacional on the weekend.
On top of that, Braga had won 5 of their last 6 home matches in Europa League, some of those wins came against strong oppositions. They certainly have the upper hand here.
For Zorya, this is their biggest matches of the season and they have little choice but to get a goal in Portugal and keep things tight at the back all the time.
Zorya’s record on the road in the continental competition is nothing to talk about after 6 defeats coming in the space of 7 games.
The Ukrainian side haven’t been productive in front of goals in recent encounters, will find the going hard in front of a noisy crowd at Braga.
However, this fixture will be a close battle with few clear cut chances for both sides.
Braga vs Zorya Betting Tips
HT/FT – Braga/Braga @ 1/1 (2.00)
Under 2.5 ft goals at 1/1 (2.00).