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Sporting Braga vs FH Hafnarfjordur
2017/18 UEFA Europa League Play-off, 2nd Leg
Date: Thursday, 24th August 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Braga
Braga vs Hafnarfjordur: Preview and Predictions
Sporting Braga practically closed the tie seven days ago when they picked up a 1-2 victory from the first leg played at Kaplakrikavollur.
The rematch at Estadio Municipal de Braga should be a formality for the Portuguese side and we expect them to confirm the quality over a much weaker rival and pick up yet another victory to celebrate the qualification to the group stage of Europa League.
The hosts are thus only millimeters away from securing the second consecutive group stage appearance even though they struggled a lot to dispatch Swedish AIK (the Archbishops went through to the playoffs only after extra-time) in the third qualifying round.
The team led by Abel Ferreira will come into the game in high spirits after snatching their second consecutive Primeira Liga win on Sunday against the league’s newcomers Desportivo Aves (0-2 on the road).
FH-ingar have been struggling a lot with finding the right form throughout the entire season practically.
The team led by Heimir Gudjonsson will likely not defend the title in the domestic league where they are seven points behind Valur after 15 rounds of the competition in Urvalsdeild.
Braga vs Hafnarfjordur: Head to head
Halidor Bjornsson gave FH a surprising lead just before the break in the first leg, but Paulinho and Nikola Stoiljkovic created a second-half comeback for the Portuguese squad in their lone previous head to head encounter with FH.
Braga vs Hafnarfjordur: Prediction
The Icelandic side has been struggling a lot with the efficiency in the final third lately and we can’t see them on target against Sporting Braga this Thursday.
The hosts are massive favourites and we expect them to confirm the quality once again and celebrate a comprehensive win in front of their fans.
Braga vs Hafnarfjordur: Bet Tips
The first bet is Sporting Braga to win to nil at the odds of 4/5 @ Betfred.
You can also take Sporting Braga -1.5 handicap at 3/4 @ William Hill.