Ace Football previews the Champions League round 1 match between Braga and SSC Napoli and offers team news, stats and a free betting tip with the latest odds.
SSC Napoli travel to Estadio Municipal de Braga to face Braga for the first match of their Champions League campaign in Group C.
Form: Braga vs SSC Napoli
Braga have been inconsistent lately, with their last three matches resulting in a 1-1 draw against Sporting CP, a 2-3 win against Moreirense, and a 3-1 loss against Farense. In their past six home matches in the Champions League, Braga only managed to win two games, while drawing one and losing three. They have scored eight goals and conceded nine.
SSC Napoli Form
SSC Napoli had a mixed run in their last three matches, starting with a 2-0 victory against Sassuolo, followed by a disappointing 1-2 defeat against Lazio, and a 2-2 draw against Genoa. In their last six Champions League away matches, Napoli recorded three wins, one draw, and three defeats. They scored 12 goals and conceded seven.
Betting stats for Braga and SSC Napoli
Here are some stats and facts that might be useful for betting on the upcoming match between Braga and SSC Napoli. The facts are based on the data from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all competitions.
- Braga have scored in 22 of the last 24 matches
- Braga have not lost 15 of the last 17 home matches
- Braga have won 5 of the last 7 home matches without conceding a goal
- Braga have not lost 14 of the last 16 matches
- Braga have won 10 of the last 12 matches
- SSC Napoli have scored in the last 12 matches in a row
- SSC Napoli have not lost 17 of the last 19 matches
- SSC Napoli have not lost 12 of the last 14 away matches
- SSC Napoli have scored in 12 of the last 14 away matches
- In 5 of the last 6 SSC Napoli matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
Players to watch: Braga vs SSC Napoli
Bruma appears to be a valuable option in the goal-scoring market, having scored three goals in six Champions League matches. The visitors are hoping that Victor Osimhen will add to his tally of four Champions League goals this Wednesday.
Popular markets: Braga vs SSC Napoli
Of their 10 most recent games at Estadio Municipal de Braga, Braga won seven times, drew one and lost two. SSC Napoli won five of their recent 10 games on their travels, as well as drawing three and losing two.
Both teams to score
In the previous 10 matches, SSC Napoli scored the first goal five times, while Braga were the first to score in eight of their last 10 games.
Braga managed to score at least once in their previous 15 matches. Braga performed an average of 2.2 goals a game in their previous ten matches in which over 2.5 goals came out seven times. Over 2.5 goals came up in five of SSC Napoli’s previous ten matches. They managed to score an average of 2.3 goals in these matches. SSC Napoli are on a nice streak of scoring at least once in their previous 13 matches.
Betting prediction: Braga vs SSC Napoli
The Braga vs SSC Napoli match should be an interesting one to make a prediction on. Therefore, we have come up with a free betting tip for this Champions League game.