Sporting Braga to boost European hopes against Gil Vicente

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    26 Jan 2021 | Primeira | Preview
    Sporting Braga to boost European hopes against Gil Vicente
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    On Tuesday night, Sporting Braga will look to enhance their chances of finishing in the Primeira Liga European spots when they host Gil Vicente at the Estadio Municipal de Braga.

    The home side has been frustratingly inconsistent of late in the Primeira Liga. Last time out Sporting Braga suffered a 2-0 defeat at Pacos de Ferreira, which was their second defeat in three league matches.

    A lack of clean sheets have played a part in their recent inconsistent form, as Braga have kept just one clean sheet in their last six league outings.

    Despite their relatively inconsistent recent league form, the home team are fifth place in the table and a point behind fourth-place Pacos de Ferreira. They will certainly be hopeful of clinching a European spot this season.

    One positive of late for Braga has been their home form, as they have won their last five league games on home soil. Their good defensive displays have been a key factor in those recent stellar home results, as they have kept clean sheets in three of their last four matches on home soil.

    Gil Vicente are just above the relegation zone, in fact they are above both the relegation zone and play-off spot by just a point.

    It looks set to be a long season for the visitors, who have won just one of their last six league matches. A 1-0 home defeat by Maritimo last time out means that they have suffered two straight league defeats.

    The visitor's main problem this season has been finding the net, as no team has scored fewer goals than Gil Vicente in the Primeira Liga. They head into this game having failed to score in three of their last five league outings.

    Forebet predicts that Sporting Braga will record a victory in a high-scoring encounter to put themselves in a healthy position to clinch a European spot this season.

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