Braga vs Aves
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 26 August 2018
Kick-Off at 20:30 UK
Venue: Estádio Municipal de Braga
Sunday’s action of the Portuguese Primeira Liga third round is going to be wrapped up with a clash between Braga and Aves.
Home side enjoys a pretty good start as they’ve booked four points in two matches so far. They want to be competitive for the place in Champions League once again and in the last season they were six points behind Benfica.
Braga have been very productive last season while their defence did a pretty good job. Ricardo Horta and the lads are really hard to beat at home pitch and they suffered just two defeats in front of their fans last season. In the first two rounds, Braga managed to produce a total of seven goals.
Aves managed to stay clear of the relegation last season although they were very close to the danger zone. At the end, the visitors were four points above the red line and thanks to three victories in the last five rounds, they managed to survive.
Jose Mota’s side has been one of the most inefficient last season, while their defence should have been much tighter.
However, they haven’t been too bad when playing away from home, as Aves managed to remain undefeated in eight occasions. Away side cannot be content of their start of the new campaign as they picked up just a point from the opening two games.
Braga vs Aves: Head-to-head
Aves managed to beat their rivals only once in their history and that was 17 years ago. Since then, the visitors managed to avoid the defeat just twice, while Braga are enjoying a streak of four wins over their rivals.
Braga vs Aves: Prediction
Braga are strong favourites in this one and they should be capable of winning all three points from this clash. Aves should be looking for the first win elsewhere, while the hosts could easily extend their winning streak in their head to head clashes.
Home side has been involved in high scoring matches lately and the crowd was able to see a total of 12 goals in their first two games. Since their encounters with Aves have been pretty efficient, we are expecting to see at least three goals in this one.
Braga vs Aves: Bet Tips
Braga/Braga @ 1.80
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.60.