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Braga vs Monaco betting tips: Europa League preview, predictions and odds

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Carvalho, Vu00edtor
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Volland, Kevin
Diop, Sofiane
Gomes, Rodrigo
Fale, Miguel Maria Mariano
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Ben Yedder, Wissam
Boadu, Myron
Horta, Andre
Castro, Andre
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Medeiros, Iuri
Moura, Francisco
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Couto, Yan
Oliveira, Paulo
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Ruiz, Abel
Carvalho, Vu00edtor
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Matazo, Eliot
Golovin, Aleksandr
Carmo, David
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Matsima, Chrislain
Badiashile, Benoit
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Vanderson
Ruiz, Abel
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Monaco have never won any of their four trips to Portugal, also losing the 2004 Champions League Final against Porto. Braga though have lost their two previous knockout ties against French opposition, going out to PSG in 2009 and Marseille nine years later.

Both teams to score is 10/11.

Draw and both teams to score is 10/3.

Ricardo Horta has scored 88 goals for Braga, 17 of which have come in UEFA competition. He is 9/2 to break the deadlock and 6/4 to score anytime.

Wissam Ben Yedder has scored 63 times in 111 appearances since joining Monaco. He is 4/1 to open the scoring and 11/8 to add to his tally.

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Braga vs Monaco betting tips: Europa League preview, predictions and odds

MONACO, MONACO – NOVEMBER 25: Benoît Badiashile of Monaco (C) in action during the UEFA Europa League group B match between AS Monaco and Real Sociedad at Stade Louis II on November 25, 2021 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Marcio Machado/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images)

Will this be another memorable year for AS Monaco in Europe?

Les Monégasques got all the way to the Champions League Final in 2004, before making a run to the semi-finals in 13 years later.

However, the latter was followed by back-to-back Champions League group phase appearances, in which they failed to win a single game and finished bottom both times.

This season began in Champions League qualifying with a win over Sparta Praha, before crashing out to Shakhtar Donetsk in the play-off round.

Ruben Aguilar’s fluke own goal in extra time at Metalist Stadium seeing his side drop into the Europa League.

Once there though, Monaco impressed, topping a group that also featured Real Sociedad, PSV Eindhoven and Sturm Graz.

So, the side from the Principality return to continental competition here, hoping for another memorable run.

Those aforementioned qualifiers and group games were overseen by Niko Kovač but the Croatian was sacked as Head Coach on New Years’ Eve.

Philippe Clement took over shortly after and he enjoyed his biggest win as Monaco boss, so far, on Sunday night.

Gelson Martins getting the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Olympique de Marseille at Stade Vélodrome.

Nevertheless, they’ve won just three of eight Ligue 1 games under Clement so sit eighth, three points below the guaranteed European places.

Thus, Braga will fancy their chances of a victory in this tie.

Os Arcebispos announced themselves on the European stage 11 years ago by reaching the Europa League Final, going down 1-0 to local-rivals Porto in Dublin.

This is their sixth appearance in the knockout phase since then, with their best run coming in 2016, reaching the quarter-finals.

To get here, Carlos Carvalhal’s side finished second in Group F, below Crvena zvezda but above Ludogorets Razgrad and Midtjylland.

Braga then faced FC Sheriff Tiraspol and, despite losing 2-0 in Transnistria, fought back by winning the second leg by the same scoreline.

In a nervy penalty shootout, the Moldovan champions missed their first three spot-kicks as Braga snuck through.

Domestically, the Archbishops have never been crowned champions of Portugal and that isn’t going to change this season.

Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Boavista leaves them fourth in the Primeira Liga, 11 points behind Benfica in third, and 21 adrift leaders Porto.

Given their respective league positions, perhaps both clubs will put all their eggs in the Europa League basket.

Will there be a winner at the picturesque setting of Estádio Municipal de Braga?

Braga team news

Braga vs Monaco betting tips: Europa League preview, predictions and odds

BRAGA, PORTUGAL – JANUARY 25: Trincao of SC Braga looks on during the Taca da Liga – Allianz CUP Final match between SC Braga and FC Porto at Estadio Municipal de Braga on January 25, 2020 in Braga, Portugal. (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Three Braga players,  Al-Musrat, André Castro, Francisco Moura, would miss next Thursday’s second leg if booked here.

Here, they’re without left-back Nuno Sequeira and midfielder Lucas Mineiro due to long-term injuries.

What they do have is plenty of attacking talent, particularly Ricardo Horta who’s scored 18 goals already this season, including four in the Europa League.

Monaco team news

Braga vs Monaco betting tips: Europa League preview, predictions and odds

Benoît Badiashile of Monaco during the UEFA Champions League match between Atletico Madrid and AS Monaco at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid, Spain on November 28, 2018 (Photo by Jose Breton/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The away side are without young midfielder Youssouf Fofana after he was sent off against Real Sociedad on matchday five.

Attacking midfielder Aleksandr Golovin and striker Kevin Volland would be ruled out of the return meeting at home if booked in this one.

Elsewhere, centre-back Jean Marcelin and winger Krépin Diatta are long-term injury absentees.

What Monaco do have is one of the most highly-rated midfielders around: 22 year old Aurélien Tchouaméni.

A slightly more experienced player, Cesc Fàbregas, isn’t likely to feature in this tie having made just five appearances all season.

Right-back Djibril Sidibé is the only player still at the club who was part of Monaco’s Champions League semi-final run five years ago.

In attack, Volland will partner top-scorer Wissam Ben Yedder; they’ve got 11 and 22 goals to their name respectively this season.

SC Braga vs AS Monaco form
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FC Famalicao vs SC Braga - 3:2
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SC Braga vs FC Arouca - 1:0
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Belenenses Lisbon vs SC Braga - 0:1
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SC Braga vs FC Porto - 1:0
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Estoril Praia vs SC Braga - 0:0
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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AS Monaco vs FC St. Gallen 1879 - 1:1
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AS Monaco vs Cercle Brugge - 1:0
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RC Lens vs AS Monaco - 2:2
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AS Monaco vs Stade Brest 29 - 4:2
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Lille OSC vs AS Monaco - 1:2
Last 5 games for SC Braga
May 15, 2022 Primeira Liga 21/22 FC Famalicao 3  - 2 SC Braga
May 8, 2022 Primeira Liga 21/22 SC Braga 1  - 0 FC Arouca
April 30, 2022 Primeira Liga 21/22 Belenenses Lisbon 0  - 1 SC Braga
April 25, 2022 Primeira Liga 21/22 SC Braga 1  - 0 FC Porto
April 18, 2022 Primeira Liga 21/22 Estoril Praia 0  - 0 SC Braga
Last 5 games for AS Monaco
June 29, 2022 Club Friendly Games 2022 AS Monaco 1  - 1 FC St. Gallen 1879
June 25, 2022 Club Friendly Games 2022 AS Monaco 1  - 0 Cercle Brugge
May 21, 2022 Ligue 1 21/22 RC Lens 2  - 2 AS Monaco
May 14, 2022 Ligue 1 21/22 AS Monaco 4  - 2 Stade Brest 29
May 6, 2022 Ligue 1 21/22 Lille OSC 1  - 2 AS Monaco
SC Braga vs AS Monaco UEFA Europa League 21/22 form
SC Braga AS Monaco
12 Matches played 8
6 Matches won 3
157 Goal attempts 83
59 Shots on goal 35
73 Shots off goal 27
73 Corner kicks 42
45% Average ball possession 53%
25 Shots blocked 21
20 Cards given 17
170 Free kicks 95
14 Offsides 17
4 Shots on post 0
3 Shots on bar 0
20 Goals by foot 5
2 Goals by head 3
19 Goals scored 8
15 Goals conceded 7
SC Braga vs AS Monaco statistics for most recent head to head matches
SC Braga AS Monaco
3 Matches 3
2 Home Matches 1
1 Away Matches 2
3 Total Goals 1
1 Average Goals Scored 0.33
1 Wins 0
0 Losses 1
2 Draws 2
Last 5 games & match results between SC Braga and AS Monaco
March 17, 2022 UEFA Europa League 21/22 AS Monaco 1  - 1 SC Braga
March 10, 2022 UEFA Europa League 21/22 SC Braga 2  - 0 AS Monaco
July 24, 2019 Club Friendly Games 2019 SC Braga 0  - 0 AS Monaco

Primeira Liga table:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 FC Porto 34 29 4 1 86 22 64 91
2 Sporting Lisbon 34 27 4 3 73 23 50 85
3 Benfica Lisbon 34 23 5 6 78 30 48 74
4 SC Braga 34 19 8 7 52 31 21 65
5 Gil Vicente Barcelos 34 13 12 9 47 42 5 51
6 Vitoria Guimarares 34 13 9 12 50 41 9 48
7 Santa Clara Azores 34 9 13 12 38 54 -16 40
8 FC Famalicao 34 9 12 13 45 51 -6 39
9 Estoril Praia 34 9 12 13 36 43 -7 39
10 Maritimo Madeira 34 9 11 14 39 44 -5 38
11 FC Pacos Ferreira 34 9 11 14 29 44 -15 38
12 Boavista Porto 34 7 17 10 39 52 -13 38
13 Portimonense SC 34 10 8 16 31 45 -14 38
14 FC Vizela 34 7 12 15 37 58 -21 33
15 FC Arouca 34 7 10 17 30 54 -24 31
16 Moreirense FC 34 7 8 19 33 51 -18 29
17 CD Tondela 34 7 7 20 41 67 -26 28
18 Belenenses Lisbon 34 5 11 18 23 55 -32 26
Last updated: 1 min ago

Ligue 1 table:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 AC Ajaccio 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 AJ Auxerre 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Angers SCO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 AS Monaco 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Clermont Foot 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 ESTAC Troyes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 FC Lorient 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 FC Nantes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Lille OSC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Montpellier HSC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 OGC Nice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Olympique Lyon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Olympique Marseille 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Paris Saint-Germain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 RC Lens 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Stade Brest 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Stade Reims 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Stade Rennes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Strasbourg Alsace 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Toulouse FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Last updated: 1 min ago

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