Pandurii Targu Jiu and Braga will compete in Thursday night’s second leg play-off of Europa League, the Portuguese having chances to go further in this competition. Since the beginning Braga was the big favorite, but the first step was already made last week after the victory of Romania 1-0.
Braga seems to be very weak returned after the end of the previous season, and the Portuguese are now on a roll. After a very good preparation period which ended in a draw or defeat in front of teams like Betis, West Ham or Newcastle Sporting Braga has three wins in three official matches. Host band gathered six points after two stages in the Portuguese Liga, plus success in Romania against Pandurii 1-0. The situation is more worrying for Braga as ours is a band with very solid at home, being unbeaten in front of their supporters since the spring of this year. Both attack and defense can be considered strengths for guests. Specifically in all 12 games of this season Braga scored 17 times, received only six goals, which means a goal conceded in two games.
Pandurii Tg. Jiu on the other hand it shows the recorded match after winning last weekend’s League, scoring 5-1 Concordia Chiajna land. Oltenii put an end to a series of three games lost and can enter the field Thursday night with a good moral. In the 11 official matches this season balance is not just going praised, with six wins, three draws and three defeats. After they missed important opportunities to round match played in Cluj, gorjenii were forced to admit defeat and shattered the European dream in bulk. However there are still hopes in a match where Newcastle not to get naked, but to enroll to cancel advantage Lusitania. Cristi Pustai will not be based on two players at the match, namely Lemnaru and Predescu, both injured. Most likely we will see a formula of 4-2-3-1 from our folks with top pushed Matulevicius and target all attacks.
Probable team: Mingote – Ungurusan, Erico, Paraskevas, Momcilović – Anton, Breeveld – bubbles, Eric, Nicoara – Matulevicius.
The meeting ended with the victory of the tour Braga 1-0, was the only direct match in history between the two teams. CFR defeated Braga in the Champions League last season, and this makes us hope that Newcastle has her chance Thursday night.