Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(70) 47 Goals 41 (76)
(49) 32 Assists 32 (58)
(6.6) 6.8 Average Ratings 7 (6.6)
29.1 Average Age 26.8
181 Average Height (cm) 183
(1.1) 1.3 Shots pg 1.3 (1.2)
(50%) 52% Aerial Duel Success 51% (51%)
(0.5) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.7 (0.8)
(1) 1 Tackles pg 1.2 (1.5)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Liga Portugal.

Missing Players

Braga
Benfica
Player Reason Status Rating
Álvaro Djaló Doubtful 6.8
Player Reason Status Rating
Alexander Bah Out 7.18
David Neres Out 6.88
Juan Bernat Out 6.25

Team News

Braga
Benfica
  • Djaló missed out against Napoli in midweek and is doubtful for Sunday. Bruma will replace him if he fails to recover.
  • This will be a special match for Pizzi, who faces his former team.
  • If fully fit, Al Musrati will likely start in the middle of the park. Otherwise, Moutinho could partner Zalazar in midfield.
  • Involved in controversy with the Benfica supporters, Cabral redeemed himself with a decisive goal last time out and may lead the line here.
  • Florentino is an option to feature in the Benfica engine room given their opponents' strength up front.
  • António Silva will bring fresh legs to the heart of the defence after serving a ban in midweek.

Prediction

  • SC Braga lost to Napoli in midweek but ended up securing a spot at the Europa League playoffs. They will return to league action, where they've been making up some ground to the top of the table and can go top with a win.
  • SL Benfica recovered their pride in Salzburg as they beat the Austrian side 3-1, reaching the Europa League playoffs. Prior to that, they fell to back-to-back disappointing draws to SC Farense and Moreirense which took them off the top of the table.
  • Things did not go well when Benfica visited Braga last year, as the Eagles ended a four-month unbeaten streak with a 3-0 loss. A different result is expected for Sunday, however, especially after Roger Schmidt's men recovered their confidence in Salzburg. A high-scoring draw is a likely outcome.
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