Malmo vs. Braga: Prediction, Team News, Lineups

Braga has gotten off to a strong start in the new domestic season, and they will go into Thursday’s match against Malmo in the Europa League wanting to build on that success.

Malmo is now in seventh place in the Swedish premier division, but the away team is currently in second place in Portugal’s first flight at the time of this match.

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It is widely believed that Braga will consistently achieve a fourth-place finish in the Primeira Liga and may perhaps make it to the knockout stages of a European tournament.

But things are off to a different start this season; they have already picked up 13 points and scored 18 goals in only five games.

Artur Jorge has converted Braga into a squad that seems like it may fight for the league crown, despite Benfica’s present dominance.

Braga does not seem to be missing David Carmo, despite the defender’s high-priced exit to Porto.

After four consecutive shutouts, Jorge will want to continue the streak against teams who have struggled this season.

Former Swedish champions are presently seventh in the league, 11 points behind the leaders and winless in their last three matches.

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Without their work in the preliminary stages of this competition, interim manager Andreas Georgson may have had a hard time keeping his job.

In the year after their appearance in the Champions League’s knockout rounds, Malmo has advanced to the group stages of European football’s secondary tournament by virtue of victories against F91 Dudelange and Sivasspor.

For the first time in each club’s existence, they will face each other in a competitive matchup.

Malmo vs. Braga Team News

Due to the club’s high expectations for this tournament, Jorge is not expected to make any changes to a squad that is currently doing so well.

Castro, a veteran midfielder, has been a substitute in every league game so far and might be called upon to start.

Abel Ruiz, a forward, has scored twice in his last three games, and Diego Lainez, an alternative on the right side, has also been making noises about getting a shot.

A Saturday loss to Elsborg won’t dissuade Georgson from maybe keeping the same lineup that led 2-1 into the third period.

It was a two-goal performance by Isaac Kiese Thelin in the match that helped him reach 11 goals for the season in 22 games.

  • Probable Starting Lineup for Malmo: Diawara, Beijmo, Nielsen, Moisander, Olsson, Zeidan, Rakip, Christiansen, Sejdiu, Thelin, Turay
  • Probable Starting Lineup for Braga: Matheus, Fabiano, Tormena, Niakate, Sequeira, Lainez, Castro, A.Horta, R.Horta, Banza, Ruiz

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Malmo will be driven to make a mark on the continent in a game that they will consider as being one that they are capable of winning despite the fact that they had a dismal season at home. Despite this, Braga is now scoring an excessive number of goals, and we believe that the guests should run out as easy winners.

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