Sporting CP vs Braga for the Portuguese Primeira Liga championship match on Sunday at José Alvalade Stadium.
The Sporting CP team, who continues to be coached by Dutch Marcel Keizer after taking charge of the Leonin squad in the middle of last season, arrive at this matchday 2 fixture of the NOS League intending to turn around a bad start to the season.
The Lisbon team have yet to win any of their two games so far, having been beaten in the Portuguese Super Cup 5-0 by rival Benfica and slipping in Madeira with a draw against Marítimo team, in what have been poor game on the part of the group, which urgently needs to turn the situation around so as not to start chasing the damage right now.
The Sporting Braga team comes to this match having already added their first victory in the competition, having beaten Moreirense’s team last week by 3-1, in a game where the team did not feel much tiredness derived from the qualifying match for the Europa League, where the group remains.
Thus, Braga is still at an excellent form this season, having won all their games, as well as a remarkable offensive record (10 goals in 3 games).
Considering this beginning of the season for both the home team and the visiting team, where there has been a form of traction ahead, with a more offensive football, to load on the opponent, which also tends to allow many goals scored.
At the same time allowing a lot of mistakes in the defensive block, I think this match should enable the goals to appear throughout the game, besides that both teams should be able to score given what I said.