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Sporting Braga vs. Union Berlin Prediction, Tips & Stats

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      • (51') Álvaro Djaló
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      • (42') R. Gosens
      • (33') Víctor Gómez
      • (45'+1') R. Zalazar
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      • (3') R. Knoche
      • (39') L. Tousart
      • (45'+4') L. Bonucci
      • (54') R. Khedira
      • (31') S. Niakaté
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        Sporting Braga vs. Union Berlin Prediction, Tips & Stats

        Sporting Braga are looking to keep their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League knockout stage alive as they face Union Berlin this week.

        Sporting Braga currently sit 3rd in Group C with one win and three losses from four games.

        The Portuguese side have mostly struggled in this competition this season and will still likely be kicking themselves at having lost 1-2 to Napoli at home courtesy of a fluke own goal in a game they were the better side in. Had they claimed a point, or even better won the game, things would be looking much better for them but they're now in a position where they need six points from their final two games - while needing Real Madrid to do them a favour by beating Napoli themselves this week - in order to reach the last 16.

        Their form heading into this one is good with Braga having won three of their last four games, the most recent of which was a thumping 4-1 win away at Portimonense thanks to goals from Álvaro Djaló, Ricardo Horta (X2) and Rony Lopes.

        At home their form has been good too, with their only defeat on home soil in their last five games a 1-2 loss to Real Madrid.

        Braga desperately need three points here to keep their hopes of a round of 16 place alive and they should be confident that they'll come out on top here.

        Union Berlin currently sit 4th in Group C with one draw and three losses from four games.

        In complete contrast to last season, it's been an utterly dismal campaign from Union as they find themselves second to bottom of the Bundesliga table while also proving to be the whipping boys of their Champions League group.

        It's been a hugely surprising season for very antithetical reasons to how last season was shocking and they come into this one woefully out of form, winless in their last fifteen games in all competitions having lost thirteen of those.

        Their most recent game was a 1-1 draw at home to Augsburg at the weekend with Kevin Volland rescuing a point for Union in the 88th minute. The result means they've now drawn two of their last three games which while unimpressive is still an improvement on what preceded it.

        Union were beaten 2-3 by Braga in the reverse fixture and based on how they're playing it would be a surprise to see them hold their Portuguese opponents to a draw here. All signs point towards a home win with Union's winless streak continuing.

        For our Braga vs. Union Berlin prediction, we're going for a 2-1 win for the home side.

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        Sporting Braga Team News

        Braga are enjoying a healthy period on the injury front as they come into this one with no fresh injury worries.

        Expect a few changes from the lineup that began the Taça de Portugal win at the weekend with Matheus, Joe Mendes, Cristian Borja, Vitor Carvalho and Simon Banza all pushing for a place in the starting XI.

        Union Berlin Team News

        Josip Juranovic, Sheraldo Becker and Leonardo Bonucci are all out injured for Union while Danilho Doekhi, Brenden Aaronson and Alexander Schwolow are all doubtful.

        Kevin Volland will likely keep his place in the starting lineup following his goal at the weekend as manager Nenad Bjelica looks to name an attacking lineup with little to lose here.

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