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Braga vs TSC betting tips: Champions League third qualifying round first leg preview, predictions and odds

Braga vs TSC odds and betting statistics



Braga vs TSC match preview

Braga come into this tie as firm favourites to advance, so will they claim an unassailable first leg advantage at A Pedreira?

Last season, the Archbishops finished third of higher in the Primeira Liga for just the fourth time, breaking up the monopoly enjoyed by os Três Grandes, the big three.

As a result, Artur Jorge’s team get a crack at these Champions League qualifiers, hoping to take Braga into the group phase of this competition for just the second time, 13 years on from their debut.

In the intervening years, os Arsenalistas have qualified for the Europa League on nine occasions, including in each of the last four seasons, and that expirence should see them to victory in this tie.

In stark contrast, having come second in last season’s Serbian SuperLiga, their highest finish of all-time, TSC Bačka Topola have qualified for any UEFA competition for just the second time.

On debut in 2020, TSC beat Petrocub Hîncești 2-0 in the Europa League first qualifying round, before being dumped out by Steaua București, defeated following a penalty shootout at Arena Națională.

Will the hosts prove too strong at Estádio Municipal de Braga?

The winners of this tie will take on Olympique de Marseille or Panathinaikos in the UEFA Champions League play-off round.

The losers drop into the UEFA Europa League group stages.

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Ben Gray

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