Moreirense and Sporting Braga face at Parque Comenport Joaquim de Almeida Fr, in a match for the 18th round of the First League. Sporting Braga won at home by (3‑1) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 11‑08-2019. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat in the last 4 games. In fact, the last time these two teams played a game at this stadium was on 06‑04-2019, in a match for the First League that ended the victory of the Moreirense by (1‑0). The only goal of the match was scored by Ivanildo Fernandes (47 ‘). Despite being a match between 13th and 5th of the table, it is actually a confrontation between the 7th ranked in home games and the 6th as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 13th position, with 18 points won, after 4 wins, 6 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, he lost at home against Porto by (2-4). In the last game, he tied out against Tondela by (1‑1). This is a team that is usually more competitive at home, since it conquered 14 points in its stadium, where it scored 14 goals and suffered 11, against only 4 points outside, with 7 goals scored and 14 suffered. For the championship, the Moreirense conquered 14 points in 24 possible, after 4 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in the last 8 games he played in his stadium. The team has not been very strong defensively, since it has always suffered goals in the last 10 games, but its attack has scored regularly, since it scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. There is a tendency to have goals in their home matches, since 7 of the last 8 matches he played for this competition have ended with Over 1.5 goals. In 17 games in this competition, he only got 2 comebacks in the 9 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Moreirense reaches this eighteenth round, the first of the second half of the league, pressed by the current distance of only four points that separates it from the relegation zone in the league table. The recent series of results of the formation of Moreira de Cónegos has not met the objectives, especially since the entry of the new coach, Ricardo Soares, who trained Covilhã, to replace Vítor Campelos, has not yet had the expected effect. After losing to Paços de Ferreira (0-1) and FC Porto (2-4), Moreirense avoided defeat in the last round, visiting Tondela (1-1), in a game dominated by the rival, leaving the Experienced striker Nené to save his team, with the goal of the tie at 79 ‘, in one of the few times in which the Moreirense really managed to disturb the last line of the Tondela.
Sporting Braga :
After 8 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses, the away team is currently in 5th position, with 27 points won. In their last match, they won Porto away by (1-2), after in the previous match they won at home, in a match against Tondela, by (2-1). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, they usually conquer as many points at home as outside, with 14 goals scored and 9 suffered as a visitor, against 13 goals scored and 11 suffered at home. In the last match he played, for the League Cup, he won Porto at home by (1‑0). In its last 9 away matches for the championship Sporting Braga records 4 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses, so it conquered 13 points in 27 possible. In their home league games the most frequent final result at the break was 0-1 (4 in 9 games). His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 17 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 9 times and only got 1 comeback.
The Sporting de Braga team comes to this round fighting with Sporting Lisboa and Famalicão for one of the qualifying places for the Europa League, having the possibility of gaining ground to Famalicão, which has already played and lost in this round. The motivation of the Braga could not be greater in this phase, since, with Rúben Amorim as coach, the Braga won all the matches. After the great victory, in the last round of the championship, in the visit to FC Porto (2-1), Braga won again. In the final four of the League Cup he defeated Sporting Lisboa (2-1) and, in the final, he won again at FC Porto by (1-0), with a goal from Ricardo Horta in the last minute of the Discount period of the second half.