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Sunday's Primeira Liga predictions including Braga vs. Sporting Lisbon

Sports Mole provides score predictions for all of Sunday's Primeira Liga fixtures, including Braga vs. Sporting Lisbon.


Boavista vs. Maritimo (Sunday, 3.00pm)

Jesualdo Ferreira, now in charge of Boavista, pictured in March 2020© Reuters

Boavista welcome Maritimo to the Estadio do Bessa on Sunday in a crucial game at the bottom of the Primeira Liga table.

Maritimo currently occupy the relegation playoff place, just two points above the drop zone, while the visitors sit in 15th spot, with one point between themselves and Sunday's opponents in the bottom three.

We say: Boavista 1-1 Maritimo


With a loss being extremely damaging to either side, we see this being a cagey encounter between two teams who have improved in recent weeks.

On this occasion, we cannot separate the sides and expect them both to settle for a draw, rather than risking defeat.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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Rio Ave vs. Pacos de Ferreira (Sunday, 5.30pm)

Miguel Cardoso, now in charge of Rio Ave, pictured in 2018© Reuters

Rio Ave and Pacos de Ferreira lock horns at the Estadio dos Arcos on Sunday, with both sides looking to end poor runs of form.

The hosts have fallen worryingly close to the bottom three of the Primeira Liga table after a six-game winless run, while their visitors have now lost their last four matches in the top flight.

We say: Rio Ave 2-1 Pacos de Ferreira


Both sides come into this game in poor runs of form, and the tie could definitely go either way.

On this occasion, we see Rio Ave breaking their winless run, as their requirement for a win grows larger and their situation at the bottom of the table worsens, we expect Cardoso to galvanise his side and inspire them to a crucial victory.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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Braga vs. Sporting Lisbon (Sunday, 8.00pm)

Sporting Lisbon manager Ruben Amorim pictured in October 2020© Reuters

Sporting Lisbon will look to return to winning ways to strengthen their position at the top of the Primeira Liga table on Sunday, when they travel to take on Braga.

After a poor run of form, the hosts picked up an important 2-1 victory over Boavista last time out, while the league leaders drew 2-2 with Belenenses in dramatic fashion.

We say: Braga 1-1 Sporting Lisbon


Both sides come into this game in their largest patches of inconsistency of the campaign, and we see them sharing the points on Sunday.

While Braga got back to winning ways last time out, their opponents are yet to lose in league action this season, but Sporting have also experienced somewhat of a dip in form by their own standards recently.

Our tipster partners are predicting over 1.5 goals.

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Wednesday's key events


SKATEBOARDING
· Team GB starlet Sky Brown - aged just 13 - takes part in the women's park event and has a realistic chance of picking up a medal too. Bombette Martin is Britain's other representative, while hosts Japan are among the favourites for gold (1am)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain's women have more history in their sights heading into their semi-final against Netherlands - the team they beat in the 2016 gold medal match (2.30am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's 400m hurdles final on Tuesday will go down as one of the greatest Olympic races of all time, and the women will attempt to emulate that, with new world record holder Sydney McLaughlin of USA and Netherlands' Femke Bol the favourites for gold (3.30am)
· Nick Miller is Britain's representative in the men's hammer throw final (12.15pm)
· The men's 800m final could be a wide-open affair (1.05pm)
· A thrilling men's 200m final is in store as the likes of Andre de Grasse, Noah Lyles and 17-year-old sensation Erriyon Knighton bid to succeed Usain Bolt as Olympic champion (1.55pm)

SAILING
· After a medal-laden day on the water on Tuesday, Great Britain will be looking for more success, starting with Luke Patience and Chris Grube in the men's 470-class medal race (6.33am)
· Team GB also have medal hopes in the women's event, with defending champion Hannah Mills looking to retain her crown alongside new teammate Eilidh McIntyre (7.33am)

BOXING
· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Great Britain's Frazer Clarke faces Uzbekistan's Bakhodir Jalolov in the men's super heavyweight with a place in the gold medal bout up for grabs (7.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also guaranteed a medal, but will look to ensure that is either gold or silver as he takes on Cuba's Arlen Lopez in the light heavyweight final (7.35am)

CYCLING
· World records have been tumbling in the velodrome, and another could go in the men's team pursuit final as Italy - new world record holders themselves - face Denmark (10.06am)

EQUESTRIAN
· Three Brits have made into into the final of the men's jumping individual final, including fastest qualifier Ben Maher, who will bid to inherit compatriot Nick Skelton's Olympic crown (11am)

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