FC Porto – Braga, counting for the 17th round of the first league in Portugal, the last of the round, will take place on Friday from 19:00.
The duel on “Dragão” takes FC Porto in second place with 41 points, the lineup prepared by Sergio Conceicao being four lengths behind Benfica Lisbon but the distance from the leader could be reduced in this final round of the tour.
Compared to FC Porto, which is a great favorite in this match on “Dragão” with Braga, Benfica will have a much more difficult mission following the fight for the points made in this round on the field of Sporting Lisbon. Or if Porto will prevail with Braga and Benfica will not succeed the same with Sporting, the gap between the two claimants to the title will be reduced significantly.
For the match with Braga, Sergio Conceicao will not be able to count on the services of Pepe, who is still injured. However, this will be the only notable absence of the hosts in this match. On the other side, except for the injured Claudemir and Hassan, the guest technician Micael Sequeira has no other batch problems.
Although they are in 5th place in the championship with 24 points and they are fighting for a place in the European cups, those from Braga come to the ground with “Dragão”, where they have not won for 15 years, the last success ticked off FC Porto arena in the championship being registered on January 30, 2005, score 3-1. Since then, Braga has claimed “Dragão” in front of FC Porto only 17 games in all competitions, giving up 12 times and drawing in five rows.
As a rule, the “live” between the two were always spectacular and with many goals, most returning to the hosts. In the last duel of “Dragão”, Braga gave up the score, 3-0.
PREDICTION: FC Porto to win @ 1,53