- A mere three goals are recorded in 7 of the Braga's recent 8 Europa League games, including all of the games in the last four at home.
- Three goals or less were recorded in four of the Union Berlin's most recent six matches in all competitions
Braga has won both of their two home games with a nil score and in their most recent three at home Europa League games.
Braga can deny Bundesliga leaders on first Euro trip
Braga continue to be a source of confusion in Portugal and around the world and are not likely to be criticized by Bundesliga the club's leaders Union Berlin when they cross swords in the Europa League.
Union was at the top of the German standings for the very first time in their history after a narrow victory over Cologne over the weekend. A quick own goal by Timo Hubers earned Union the lead, and they were able to hold on to win against the odds following the fact that the Union's Jordan Siebatcheu had a 10th-minute penalty saved by Marvin Schwabe.
The Iron Ones are a solid team, but they don't seem to be generating much as an offensive force. Urs Fischer's team is in the bottom three of opening play xG in the Bundesliga and are ranked last in set-play xG. The results, which currently include a handful of 1-0s, seem to be unsustainable in the long run unless they improve their attack.
Hosts are on fire in the United States
Artur Jorge's flamboyant Braga took their first group game and beat Union who were defeated by Belgian team Union SG at 2-0 in Malmo and then returned to the domestic arena by winning 3-2 on Rio Ave. They were ahead 3-0 in the final ten minutes and fatigue from their Swedish journey could be one of the reasons in the waning of late however it didn't result in any points.
With more time between games, Braga can pinch a one-goal win against the Union team who has not yet had the chance to experience the stress of the European away journey. The Archbishops are well-versed in Europa League knowledge from their journey to the quarterfinals last year and have already won all of their three home matches in the tournament, but have lost none.
But, betting on less than 3 goals in the match would be an excellent stats-based play because Union has only conceded one goal in the three Bundesliga away matches this term and could be able to get another goal if the odds favor them. A home win of 1-0 is the most popular right score option as Braga have yet to meet an opponent this season that is able to hold them.