Braga vs Roma
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 18 February 2021
Kick-Off at 17.55 UK
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Braga.
Braga host Roma in one of the most exciting Europa League last 32 round matches on Thursday evening at Estadio Municipal de Braga.
Both teams collected 13 points during the group phase of the competition.
A score of four wins, one draw, and one defeat was enough for La Lupa to top their respective group ahead of Young Boys, Cluj, and CSKA Sofia.
The Portuguese outfit, however, had to settle for the second position in Group G, although they have claimed the same number of point as section winners Leicester City.
Both Braga and Roma have a decent firepower on display in the final third and we have reasons to expect goals when they come up against each other. Os Arcebispos notched 14 goals in 6 group-phase outings. They have found the back of the net in each of the last seven fixtures in all competitions and will come into this tie on a high having won four of the last five Primeira Liga matches.
Braga vs Roma Head-to-head
The two sides did not have the opportunity to take on each other in the past.
Braga vs Roma Prediction
Although Roma have not defeated any of the top rivals in Italy this season (Juventus, Lazio, Inter, Milan, Atalanta, Napoli), they hold the sky-high 3rd position after 22 rounds of the Serie A. They are very good at winning “small matches” under Paulo Fonseca.
The clash against Braga is not “small”, but we can’t quite compare it to the matches against the Italian heavyweights either.
It will be very interesting to see whether Edin Dzeko will make it to the starting line-up here. The Bosnian forward has been out of the squad for quite some time before returning to the bench in the last couple of games.
The Romans have bagged three or more goals in three of the last four outings across competitions. The streak includes last weekend’s 3-0 drubbing of Udinese at Stadio Olimpico.
This match has to produce goals and we will back the Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score here all day long at the 2.05 odds.
As for the outcome, we will back the hosts not to lose at the 1.72 odds knowing they haven’t been defeated in the last 16 matches on the home patch in all competitions.