Aves vs Braga
Portugal- Taça de Portugal.
Date: Tuesday, 15th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Estádio do CD das Aves (Vila das Aves).
The hosts had a great Cup season so far, on the way to the quarter-finals. They started off with a win over 3-1 Sacavenense and followed that with a win against Chaves. That 2-0 win over Chaves was quite a routine match with the opponents being at the bottom of the current Primeira Liga table. Braga will be the toughest opponents so far in the Taça de Portugal.
Aves are without a win in their last 4 matches in all competitions, with 3 losses included. Less than 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of their last 5 games and they conceded in all 4 of that recent games as well.
A similar record is existing at home also for the current champs, with 2 defeats and a loss in their recent 5 games. This is why they are second to last in the league table. They need to be at their absolute best if they want to retain their title.
The Archbishops are on a 4 game unbeaten run and has 3 wins on the trot. Fewer than 2.5 goals were scored in 3of their last matches across all venues. From their last 5 matches on the road in both the cup and league, they won 3 and lost only once. A 6-2 loss to Benfica has raised questions about their defensive skills.
Braga is second in their league table after 17 games are completed. They are having a great season in the Cup too and has convincing victories on their way to the quarters. In current form, they will be preferred over Chaves to qualify for the semi-finals.
Aves vs Braga: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Braga is on a 3 match win streak against Aves in all competitions.
- Aves won a game against this opposition previously back in April 2001.
- In 4 of their last 5 competitive meetings, the full-time score had less than 2.5 goals in total.
- From the last 4 h2h games between these two teams at the home of Aves, Braga has won twice and lost only once.
- Fewer than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of those games played at this venue.
Aves vs Braga: Prediction
The Minho Warriors have been on top of their game this season. Also, the hosts have disappointed their fans with a poor show in the league. They may well be relegated this season to the LigaPro. Thus we can bet on the visitors to win with 1.70 odds.
Aves failed to score in their last 2 games, which led to losing both those games. With a goal a game in the league, I am not sure they will score against Braga on Tuesday evening. But I am sure they will concede as they did on 30 occasions this season, in the league. Braga has conceded in a recent cup match and in 2 matches away from home also. So a bet can be placed on both teams scoring with 1.95 odds.
Aves vs Braga: Betting Tips
Both teams to score @ 1.95 (10/11).
Braga to win @ 1.70 (7/10).