Benfica vs Braga Predictions and Match Preview

Benfica vs Braga
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 23rd December 2018
Kick-off at 17.30 UK/ 18.30 CET
Venue: Estádio da Luz (Lisabon).

Benfica welcomes Braga as part of their 14th round commitment in the Portuguese Primeira Liga. The match takes place on Sunday, at the Estádio da Luz.

Braga is the 3rd team in league standings and has 30 points from their 13 games so far. They won nine games, drew three and lost the remaining one. The team managed to score 26 goals and conceded 10 in return.

Benfica occupies the fourth spot in the table and has amassed 29 points so far in their campaign. Their record reads nine wins, two draws, and two losses. They scored 25 goals and conceded 11.

Braga drew against Setubal in their last game, in regulation time, at home. The score was 0-0. Benfica won against Montalegre last weekend. The team was on the road for the match and won it by a single goal.

Benfica vs Braga Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Braga lost against Benfica in their last h2h match.
  • The last nine h2h wins belong to Benfica.
  • Benfica won all six of their last six games.
  • Braga was unbeaten in 27 of their last 28 fixtures.
  • Benfica lost two of their last 14 home-ties.
  • Braga remained winless in three of their last four away matches.

Benfica vs Braga Prediction

Both Benfica and Braga are in the top-most tier of the league table. These sides have performed extremely well this season, and it’s all thanks to the defensive strength displayed by either.

At home, Benfica is one of the teams that has conceded the least number of goals. At the same time, on the road, Braga is one of the sides that has conceded the least. Goals will be very few in this tie, and punters in the mood can go for an Under 2.5 Match Goals bet @ 2.00 odds.

Home advantage will come into play in this tie which features both the sides that are currently holding the only two Europa League spots allotted for the Primeira Liga. The teams will play it safe, as whoever wins this tie will have an extra edge over the other for the rest of the season.

Benfica’s home form will likely settle the match with a 1-0 scoreline, in favor of the hosts.

Benfica vs Braga Betting Tips

  • First Team to Score: Benfica @ 1.40 (2/5)
  • Correct Score: 1-0 in favor of Benfica @ 7.50 (13/2).

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