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Sheriff take on Portuguese outfit Sporting Braga in the first leg of the Europa League knockout play-offs. This midweek encounter takes place at the Bolshaya Sportivnaya Arena.
Sheriff vs Braga – Best Betting Tips, Odds, & Predictions
Sheriff prepared for this game with a 4-0 victory over Zimbru in the Moldavian league. It was a comfortable victory courtesy of a hat-trick from Yansane. Braga picked up a 2-1 victory over Pacos Ferreira in the Portuguese Primeira Liga to remain in the hunt for Europe next season. Despite falling to a goal from Pacos Ferreira, Ricardo Horta came up with a second-half brace for Braga.
- Double Chance – Sheriff Win or Draw @ 3/4 (1.75)
- Total Goals – Under 2.5 @ 4/6 (1.66)
- Both Teams to Score – Yes @ 10/11 (1.90)
The odds presented here are always subject to change. One should check with the bookmaker before placing the bet. These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing. Ladbrokes are our recommended bookmaker for the big game.
Sheriff victory or draw
Sporting Braga have not done so well in away matches. Apart from the win over strugglers Arouca, the away performances from the team have not been convincing. Sheriff might have been knocked out of the Champions League but the team did get some brilliant results against Dinamo Zagreb and Shakhtar Donetsk at home. It would be wrong to not back Sheriff to pick up something from the game with home support behind them and Braga being mediocre on the road.
Total goals under 2.5
The priority for Braga will be to avoid the defensive mistakes that they have been committing in recent weeks. The team has been involved in games with 2.5 goals in three out of the last four games. However, Sheriff will try to make life difficult for the visitors and this game could be a tight affair.
Both teams to score – yes
Sheriff have not kept a clean sheet in five consecutive European games. Even though the team do work hard, the quality of the opposition is likely to shine through. Braga have players like Ricardo Horta in good form to expect goals.
Sheriff vs Braga: Europa League Preview and Team News
Some of the famous results for Sheriff – like the win over Real Madrid – might have come away from home, but the team are a formidable opponent in European games. Inter Milan and Real Madrid are the two teams to have beaten Sheriff on home soil in the last two years. The hosts will be without Edmund Addo and Gustavo Dulanto for this game.
Braga have picked up three wins in the last four games, but the away form of the Portuguese team in European games is far from convincing. Diogo Leite is the player unavailable due to suspension, while Lucas Mineiro and Nuno Sequeira are unavailable due to injuries.
Detailed Analysis of the Stats for Sheriff vs Braga
These are some of the best stats for the match along with the right tools to make you choose the best odds.
FAQs on Sheriff vs Braga game
Where is the match going to take place? Bolshaya Sportivnaya Arena
When will this match start? February 17, 2022 at 17:45 GMT
Who is the favourite team to win the game? Sporting Braga