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

Monaco vs Braga betting tips: Europa League preview, predictions and odds
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Disasi, Axel
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Maripan, Guillermo
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Aguilar, Ruben
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Horta, Andre
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Moura, Francisco
Golovin, Aleksandr
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Maripan, Guillermo
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Golovin, Aleksandr
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Boadu, Myron
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Jean Lucas
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Ruiz, Abel

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Monaco have won just two of four home games against Portuguese clubs, losing their last to Porto 3-0 five years ago. Braga though have never scored a goal in three visits to France. However, Braga have won all 11 European ties when winning the first leg at home.

Both teams to score is 4/5.

Draw and both teams to score is 9/2.

Ricardo Horta has scored 17 goals in his last 39 Europa League appearances for Braga. He is 15/2 to break the deadlock and 9/4 to add to this tally.

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Monaco vs Braga 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)

As these two sides reconvene in the Principality, it’s Braga who firmly have the upper hand.

A week ago in Northern Portugal, it took less than three minutes for the hosts to find the breakthrough.

A corner was not cleared by Monaco with Rodrigo Gomes’ long-range shot eventually finding it’s way to Abel Ruiz who cooly finished.

Having scored early, the hosts then netted late when, in the final minute of normal time, Fabiano’s inch-perfect cross was headed home by Vitinha.

So, 2-0 up, the Portuguese side make the journey to the French Riviera in the catbird seat, looking to book their place in the quarter-finals.

Braga’s best-ever European run came 11 years ago when they reached the Europa League Final, losing 1-0 to local-rivals Porto in Dublin.

However, before this season, they’d lost their last four knockout stages ties, going out to Shakhtar Donetsk, Olympique Marseille, Rangers and Roma.

This year, Carlos Carvalhal’s side finished second in Group F, below Crvena zvezda but above Ludogorets Razgrad and FC Midtjylland.

So, the Archbishops faced FC Sheriff Tiraspol in the first knockout round and, despite losing 2-0 in Transnistria, they then won by the same scoreline at home.

This set up a nerve-shredding penalty shootout at Estádio Municipal de Braga that the hosts won 3-2 with Francisco Moura converting the crucial spot-kick.

So now, will os Arcebispos reach their first quarter-final in six seasons?

AS Monaco meanwhile were Champions League runners-up in 2004 before reaching the semis of that competition in 2017.

However, the latter was followed by back-to-back calamitous group stage exits in which les Monégasques didn’t win a single game.

This season, Monaco were beaten in the Champions League play-offs but then topped their Europa League group, above Real Sociedad, PSV and Sturm Graz.

However, if they’re to win a UEFA Cup knockout game for the first time since 1997, Philippe Clement’s side are going to need a famous comeback.

Will Braga’s first leg advantage prove to be insurmountable at Stade Louis II?

Monaco team news

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

Benoit 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)

Philippe Clement rotated his XI for Sunday’s Ligue 1 fixture with RC Strasbourg Alsace but this saw Monaco go down 1-0.

So, all the big-hitters will be back in here as they look to salvage their European season.

22 year old Aurélien Tchouaméni is their superstar in midfield; he’s expected to make a big-money move this summer.

In attack, fellow French international Wissam Ben Yedder will be their main goal threat, looking to add to his 63 goals for the club.

Right-back Djibril Sidibé is the only key player from the 2017 side who reached the Champions League semis and won Ligue 1 still at Monaco.

Braga team news

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BRAGA, PORTUGAL – MARCH 10: A general view of the Estadio Municipal de Braga on March 10, 2011 in Braga, Portugal. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The visitors are without left-back Nuno Sequeira and midfielder Jean-Baptiste Gorby due to injury.

Carlos Carvalhal made numerous changes on Sunday but it backfired because Braga lost 1-0 at home to Gil Vicente.

Abel Ruiz, who opened the scoring a week ago, as well as André Horta and Fabiano Silva are amongst those who will return to the side.

Ricardo Horta has scored 16 goals in his last 30 Europa League appearances and will be looking to add to that tally here.

AS Monaco vs SC Braga form
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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
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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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
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
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
AS Monaco vs SC Braga UEFA Europa League 21/22 form
AS Monaco SC Braga
8 Matches played 12
3 Matches won 6
83 Goal attempts 157
35 Shots on goal 59
27 Shots off goal 73
42 Corner kicks 73
53% Average ball possession 45%
21 Shots blocked 25
17 Cards given 20
95 Free kicks 170
17 Offsides 14
5 Goals by foot 20
3 Goals by head 2
8 Goals scored 19
7 Goals conceded 15
0 Shots on post 4
0 Shots on bar 3
AS Monaco vs SC Braga statistics for most recent head to head matches
AS Monaco SC Braga
3 Matches 3
1 Home Matches 2
2 Away Matches 1
1 Total Goals 3
0.33 Average Goals Scored 1
0 Wins 1
1 Losses 0
2 Draws 2
Last 5 games & match results between AS Monaco and SC Braga
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

Ligue 1 table:

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

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

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