Udinese – Sporting Braga 28.08.2012
There is no reasson not to go with Udinese on this match, for me.
Braga does not look anything like last years’ form and they have traded a lot of players without signing anything much quality for this seasson. With so many changes this seasson (20 new players) Braga is yet to adopt and get their skills together before playing their best. But they cannot look for adopting their form in game like this, important match that Italians know how to win.
The away side will miss defender Haas and forward Yazalde who are injured and forwards Barbosa (1/0) and Eder are doubtful for this match. Braga played last game 3-1 against Beira Mar but have played with their best squad who might be tired for this important match.
Match: Udinese – Braga 20.45h
League: Champions League
Our prediction: Home Win Odds: 2.25
The Italians know how to compete and win. Udinese is well experienced team in Europe. At home they are dangerous against any team. They played last game against Fiorentina and lost 2-1 but did not go with full squad on this away match in Italian Seria A.
The draw in Portugal to Braga (1-1) showed me that they played a good tactiacal and pretty offensive style of football which is promising for a nice game tonight. The board of Udine also brought some quality names for this seasson such as Maicosuel (Botafogo), Davide Faraoni (Inter), Cristian Pasquato (Juventus), Allan (Vasco da Gama), Willians (Flamengo) and Thomas Heurtaux (Caen), investing overall around 20 milion euro. The investment surely will be returned in one way by qualifying for Europa League.
Udinese with home ground, positive result from the first game and overall more quality as Braga is NOT the same team from before, is surely one big favorite for a win tonight with the odds pretty high placed…