Our prediction for this Taca de Portugal match:
All eyes will be on Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica when Benfica and Sporting Braga face each other in the Taca da Portugal last 16. The Lisbon Eagles won their last Portuguese Cup trophy in the 2016/2017 season, and, no doubt, they are eager to regain the title. Benfica kicked off their Taca da Portugal campaign with a 4-0 win over Cova Piedade, with the team beating Vizela 2-1 in the last 32.
Since the Eagles will not be in action in Primeira Liga this weekend, we are positive that boss Bruno Lage is going to field the best possible side against Sporting Braga. Benfica rolled over Famalicao 4-0 in their last home game in the national championship, and they surely capable of beating Sa Pinto’s charges, who failed to impress in a 1-0 loss to relegation strugglers Pacos de Ferreira at the weekend.
Highlighted Player (Haris Seferovic):
Haris Seferovic is a Swiss international who plays for Primeira Liga club Benfica as a forward. Born in Sursee, Switzerland, on February 22, 1992, Seferovic began his youth career at his hometown club Sursee. In 2004 he moved to Luzern, and he continued his football development at Grasshoppers from 2007 to 2009.
The 189-cm-tall attacker, whose preferred foot is left, made three appearances for the Grasshopper senior team before joining Fiorentina in 2010. Haris Seferovic played for the likes of Xamax, Lecce, and Novara on loan as well before signing a deal with Real Sociedad in the 2013/2014 season.
In the summer of 2014, the Swiss international moved to Eintracht Frankfurt, where he scored 16 goals in 86 appearances in the German top flight. Seferovic, who plays for Benfica nowadays, did well to win the Primeira Liga trophy with the Eagles in the 2018/2019 season. His main position is centre-forward, but he is used as a left winger as well.
Highlighted Team (Braga):
Braga are a Portuguese club that have always been in the shadow of Primeira Liga giants Porto, Benfica and Sporting. Os Minhotos were founded on 19 January, 1921 and they originally played in green and white kits. After the World War II they changed their kits to red and they have been wearing red shirts and white shorts ever since.
Braga play their home games at Estadio Municipal de Braga, the stadium that was opened in December, 2003. Os Minhotos have yet to win the Primeira Liga title, but they finished the 2009/2010 campaign in second position in the standings, just five points behind champions Benfica.
In 2011 Braga participated in the Europa League final, but fellow Portuguese outfit Porto proved to be a big catch for Os Minhotos. Anyhow, that is regarded as the club’s biggest success. Vitoria de Guimaraes are considered Braga’s bitter rivals and the two teams face each other in the Minho derby.