Braga vs Belenenses SAD
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Wednesday, 15 July 2020
Kick-Off at 19:15 UK/ 20:15 CET
Venue: Estádio Municipal de Braga.
This could turn out to be one of the one-sided games of the season. The hosts are still in the fourth position where they finished last season. They are aiming to replace Sporting but it is easier said than done.
The recent defeat against Rio Ave away from home was their only defeat in the last five league fixtures.
The visitors have lost their way in this season. Their fans had high hopes for the team that finished 9th in the table last season.
But in this edition, they have lost twice the number of games they have won. Currently, they are in the 14th position just four points away from slipping into the relegation zone.
Braga vs Belenenses SAD: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Minho Warriors have four wins and a defeat in five previous meetings with this opposition.
- Three of those matches had more than 2.5 goals in total.
- The reverse fixture was won by Braga with a final score of 1-7.
- Only one team found the back of the net in four of those matches also.
- The hosts have lost only twice in over 20 head to head matches at this ground.
- The majority of their meetings here had more than 2.5 goals in total.
Braga vs Belenenses SAD: Prediction
The Minho Warriors will most likely dominate the entire match in both ball possession and attacking chances.
They have a two-match winning streak going on, but they need be careful of smaller opposition. The last time they took one for granted, they lost crucial three points.
But considering their two recent wins they have learned to keep clean sheets after a long time. The visitors are not known for their attacking talent. But they have given away goals for fun even against teams below them in the points table.
The away team has a scoring average which is less than a goal per game. This is similar to the scoring stats of many teams at the wrong end of the table. They failed to trouble the scored in two recent defeats of which one was against the toppers, Porto.
Braga defense could prove too hard for them to break down. So I am backing a high scoring game with only one team netting goals.
Braga vs Belenenses SAD: Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.62 (5/8).
Both teams to score: No @ 1.83 (5/6).