Ace Football previews the Europa League round of 32 match between Braga and Qarabag FK and offers team news, stats and a free betting tip with the latest odds.
Qarabag FK travel to Braga on Thursday, when the pair of them go toe-to-toe at Estadio Municipal de Braga in an exciting Europa League encounter. This match is the first leg of their knockout round play-off tie.
Team form: Braga vs Qarabag FK
Braga went through their last three matches with a 1-1 draw against Chaves, a 1-0 win against Moreirense, and a 5-0 defeat against Sporting CP. The Archbishops showed little mercy in their past six matches at Estadio Municipal de Braga, of which they won five, drew none, and lost once. They hit the target 12 times while letting in five themselves.
Qarabag FK Form
Qarabag FK look well suited to take on any opponent presently, as their last three matches saw them gaining seven points. They ran out 2-0 and 1-2 winners against FK Neftchi and FC Kapaz, respectively. Their winning streak came to an end against Sabah FK, who claimed a point in a 3-3 draw. The Horsemen won three of a possible six away matches in the Europa League, as well as playing one draw and suffering two defeats. They scored nine while also conceding ten times.
Betting stats for Braga and Qarabag FK
Here are some stats and facts that might be useful for betting on the upcoming match between Braga and Qarabag FK. The facts are based on the data from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all competitions.
- In 12 of the last 14 home matches Braga played, both teams scored
- Braga have scored in 24 of the last 26 home matches
- Braga have scored in 20 of the last 22 home matches in the Europa League
- Braga have conceded in 17 of the last 19 matches
- Braga have scored in 17 of the last 19 matches in the Europa League
- Qarabag FK have scored in 55 of the last 57 matches
- Qarabag FK have scored in the last 27 away matches in a row
- In 16 of the last 18 Qarabag FK matches in the Europa League, the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 12 of the last 14 Qarabag FK away matches in the Europa League, the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Qarabag FK have won 8 of the last 9 matches
Players on top: Braga vs Qarabag FK
Look no further than Rodrigo Zalazar, when searching for a marksman currently in good shape. He has hit the target twice for Braga recently, while Juninho managed two goals in the last half dozen matches for Qarabag FK. No doubt, both players are looking to add to their totals once again.
Betting markets: Braga vs Qarabag FK
In their last 10 matches at Estadio Municipal de Braga across all tournaments, Braga won four times, drew five, and lost one time. Qarabag FK claimed six wins, two draw and two defeats in their last 10 games away. The Horsemen are on a serious roll of 12 matches without defeat. They also did not lose any of their last six matches away from home.
Both teams to score
Both teams have scored in the last four Qarabag FK games. Braga managed to open the scoreline in no less than six of their previous 10 games. Their opponents, Qarabag FK, performed a similar feat as they scored the opener in nine of their last 10 games.
In the last ten matches, Braga had over 2.5 goals in four of them, scoring an average of 1.2 goals. Qarabag FK had over 2.5 goals in eight of their last ten matches, scoring an average of 2.6 goals.
Betting prediction: Braga vs Qarabag FK
The match between Braga and Qarabag FK should be an interesting one to watch and play some bets on, too. Therefore, we have come up with a free betting tip for this Europa League game.