Wolves vs Braga – Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips – 19.09.2019

Wolves vs Braga - Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips - 19.09.2019

As a native of the visitors’ country, Wolves manager Nuno Espírito Santo is familiar with his charges’ first Europa League (EL) group stage opponents. He is unbeaten in eight of his nine managerial meetings with Braga (W4, D4, L1), and this mixes encouragingly with the fact that Wolves have a record of: W5, L1, versus Portuguese opposition.
Two of the three home games in that sequence saw both teams score before half-time, whilst Wolves scored at least twice in all three of those games played at Molineux (P3, W3). More topically, however, the hosts have won all six EL matches this season with an aggregate scoreline of 19-4, where 60.87% of the goals have arrived in the second half.
Visiting coach, Ricardo Sá Pinto, knows that his side are significant outsiders. He lost his only prior managerial meeting with Nuno Espírito Santo (0-1), and has overseen victory in just one of his last eight EL group games (W1, D3, L4), with his side failing to even score in seven.
Interestingly, Braga’s only EL group stage victories have come on the opening matchday, and their EL group stage record currently stands at: W3, D6, L3. Previously, Braga have recorded six historical victories vs English opposition, though only one of those came on English soil (W6, D2, L10).
Players to watch: Only two players bettered Raúl Jiménez’ (WOL) tally of six EL qualifying goals. Half of those six strikes arrived five minutes either side of half-time.
Braga’s Ricardo Horta scored four goals in qualifying, and now has three goals and two bookings across his last five competitive outings.
Stat attack: Wolves have scored at least twice in all six European matches this season.
Each of Nuno Espírito Santo’s last five managerial H2Hs vs Braga have seen under 2.5 match goals.
Braga have scored two goals before half-time in three of their last four European matches.

Europa League – Group Stage – Round 1
Wolves vs Braga
Kick-off: September 19, 20:00
Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.35@BWIN