2019-20 Primeira Liga – Sporting Braga vs Benfica Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Sporting Braga vs Benfica kick off? Sunday 1st September, 2019 – 21:00 (UK)

Where is Sporting Braga vs Benfica being played? Estádio Municipal de Braga

What is the weather forecast for Sporting Braga vs Benfica? Clear, 19c

What television channel is Sporting Braga vs Benfica on? FreeSports have the rights to Primeira Liga matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Sporting Braga vs Benfica? If the match is televised on FreeSports, then Premier Sports subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Premier Player

Where can I get tickets for Sporting Braga vs Benfica?

Sporting Braga – https://www.footballticketnet.com/sc-braga-football-tickets

Benfica – https://www.slbenfica.pt/pt-pt/loja/bilhetes/jogos

What was the score when the teams last met? Sporting Braga 1-4 Benfica

THE TEAM NEWS

SPORTING BRAGA

Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Matheus; Ricardo Esgaio, Bruno Viana, Lucas Cunha, Sequeira; Fransergio, Joao Palhinha, Claudemir, Andre Horta; Ricardo Horta, Paulinho

Unavailable: Raul Silva (Injured), Pablo Santos (Injured)

Doubtful: Tormena (Injured), Wilson Eduardo (Injured), Murilo (Injured)

BENFICA

Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Vlachodimos; Nuno Tavares, Ruben Dias, Francisco Ferreira, Alex Grimaldo; Pizzi, Florentino Luis, Samaris, Rafa Silva; Raul de Tomas, Seferovic

Unavailable: Ebuehi (Injured), Conti (Injured), Gedson Fernandes (Injured), Gabriel (Injured), David Tavares (Injured), Chiquinho (Injured)

Doubtful:

MATCH ANALYSIS

Sporting Braga will be annoyed to lose an early lead deep into stoppage time at Gil Vicente last Sunday but perhaps encouraged by Benfica's rather lifeless display in losing the Classico 2-0 at home against Porto the day beforehand. Two wounded sides may sustain further blows in this one.

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