Benfica vs Braga
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 15 February 2020
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Estadio da Luz (Lisbon).
The table toppers Benfica will take on the Braga this Saturday as they hope to increase the lead up top. With Porto breathing down their neck, the team from Lisbon must win here keep up the pace in title quest.
An away defeat to Porto 2 weeks ago was only Benfica second defeat this season, which has put them under pressure. Even the brace from top scorer Carlos Vinicius could not save them in that closely contested match.
The visitors on the other hand are 4th in the table with 10 wins in 20 games so far. But in the top 5, they are the poorest in defence conceding 23 goals. Against the free scoring Benfica, this may cost them big. A loss can possibly hurt their Europa hopes next season as well.
Benfica vs Braga: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Reds are unbeaten against Braga since December of 2014.
- They are on a 5-match win streak against this opposition in all competitions.
- All 5 previous h2h clashes saw more than 2.5 goals in total.
- Benfica are unbeaten in the recent 9 matches at this ground in this fixture.
- Both sides scored in the previous 5 games held at Lisbon.
Benfica vs Braga: Prediction
There is no doubt about the attacking talent in both these camps. Vinicius has been prolific in front of goal this season. So is Paulinho of Braga with 9 goals and 3 assists.
Both sides have found the net in 6 of their recent h2h as well. So, we can bank on both teams to score here, priced at excellent 1.73 odds.
Benfica are unbeatable at home since September 2019. They have a 10-match active win streak across all competitions in front of their fans.
This is the reason why; I don’t see them losing this match against a team they have dominated in recent times. So, I would recommend betting on the Reds winning with a healthy 1.62 odds.
Benfica vs Braga: Betting Tips
Benfica to win @ 1.62 (5/8).
BTTS @ 1.73 (8/11).