Belenenses SAD vs Braga
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 4 January 2019
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Estádio Nacional do Jamor (Lisabon – Oeiras).
Braga have faced some minor stumbles in recent games, and they will be tested to the limits this Saturday, on account of their away handicap. However, overall form, and h2h superiority pick out Braga as the favorites.
Belenenses vs Braga Head-to-head (h2h)
- Braga won seven of the last nine matches.
- 22 of the previous 27 wins had gone to Braga as well.
- At this venue, Braga are on a three-match winning run, and they kept clean sheets in the last two.
- Seven of the previous nine wins at this venue went to the guests.
Belenenses vs Braga Prediction
Belenenses were on the road the last match-day against Maritimo, and the former had to concede defeat in the match after leading 0-1 for a very long time. The match had ended with a 1-2 scoreline.
In the meantime, Braga had to lose at home against Ferreira the previous game week, and the scorecard had read 2-1 at the end of the ninety minutes.
This weekend, Braga are deemed to be the favorites over Belenenses. One of the most important reasons would be the stature of the former in the country.
They are regular contenders for the European spots, and have consistently finished in the podium in the recent years. On the other hand, Belenenses are considered to be a mid-table team.
In addition, Braga are currently placed just three spots below the European zone, whereas Belenenses are two positions above the relegation cut-off line.
Moreover, Belenenses were winless in four of their last five overall games, and were so in twelve of their previous sixteen appearances at home. They had also lost six of their former ten games in front of the home crowd.
On the other hand, Braga were unbeaten in 17 of their last 21 overall match-ups, and had won eight of their preceding eleven fixtures on the road.
Moreover, Braga had won five of the last six overall h2h clashes, and had registered 22 of the prior 27 such wins. Also, at this venue, Braga are on a three-game winning run against this opponent, and had delivered seven of the last nine wins at this stadium as well.
Likely, Braga emerges a firm favorite to deliver a crushing win this Saturday at the Estádio Nacional do Jamor.
Belenenses vs Braga Betting Tips
Braga to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
Half Time/ Full Time: Braga/ Braga @ 2.25 (5/4).