Benfica vs Sporting Braga
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio da Luz (Lisbon).
The 3-0 loss on the road against Boavista in the last league clash broke their five-game winning streak in the campaign so far this season. Three of those five wins came with a clean sheet in each, showing the host has a clear advantage at home with their overall form in the campaign.
Having lost only two of their 6 league appearances so far this term, Braga is close to the host in the table trailing by just three points. The visitor is on a four-game winning streak and will visit on the back of a 1-0 win at home against the likes of Famalicao in the schedule.
Benfica vs Braga Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host has recorded four of the last five overall wins.
- Their previous encounter gave a 0-1 away win for Braga.
- Both teams have scored in three of the last five fixtures.
- Only one of their last 20 meetings has ended in a draw.
- The host has won only one of their last ten clashes at home.
Benfica vs Braga Prediction
It will be one of the most anticipated matches in Primeira Liga this weekend, as both teams are in their best form in the league. Benfica was on a winning streak until the last game, but we can neglect the away loss as they are returning home to the ground advantage for the upcoming match.
Braga is also a strong contingent in the campaign this season and is backed by their winning run in the schedule as of late. The only thing that holds them back is their low-scoring average in the campaign at 1.5 goals per game. In the meantime, the host has averaged 2.5 goals in the league so far this season.
The home win in full-time will probably be the best bet for the punters in the encounter. There is no doubt that the match is sizing to be a high-scoring affair with both teams involved in it. Hence, the tip for over 2.5 goals and BTTS will also be suitable options for the punter to yield decent returns from the fixture.
Benfica vs Braga Betting tips
Full-time result: Benfica @ 1.60 (3/5).
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.66 (4/6).
Both teams to score @ 1.75 (3/4).