Braga vs Belenenses SAD
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Friday, 22nd February 2019
Kick-off at 19.00 UK/ 20.00 CET
Venue: Estádio Municipal de Braga (Braga).
The top two teams are making it extremely hard for Braga to get into the Champions League mix. Though they are just four points away from Benfica, who currently sits at the second position, the winding down season is not making things go their way. Going forward, Braga will have no option but to make most of the favorable draws they have been allotted.
The visit by Belenenses is surely one of that nature. They might enjoy a comfortable mid-table status, but there’s a gap of 19 points between these two teams. And to compound problems, their away form is nothing to have a smile about. Even before the starting whistle, the team is on the back foot.
Braga vs Belenenses SAD Head-to-head (h2h)
- Braga won the last five matches in a row.
- 17 of the last 19 wins also belong to the same team.
- Belenenses failed to score in their last three ties in succession.
- The last 15 meetings at this venue returned 13 home wins and two draws.
- Except for a single loss back in 2001, the hosts have had a 100% unbeaten record at this venue.
Braga vs Belenenses SAD Prediction
The hosts have been out-of-the-world good at their home this season. They are on a streak of 20 games without a loss, where 16 were wins. The team won nine of their last ten home-ties, too. On the other hand, SAD was winless in 22 of their last 25 away ties. There’s really no need to pinpoint who the favorites are.
Coming to h2h ties, Braga has recorded wins in their last five appearances. 17 of the last 19 wins also have gone to the same squad. On top of that, their counterparts even could not score a goal in their last three encounters. At this venue, Braga won 13 of their last 15 meetings, where the other two ended in draws.
Belenenses is also winless in their last five overall games, and have not found the back of the net in their last four fixtures.
The hosts, who are in a fierce battle with Benfica for the Champions League spot, will not let this opportunity to go to waste. Trust them to convert this fixture to a huge win. They will dominate the visitors the whole of the ninety minutes and expect a goal from the home team in the first half itself.
Braga vs Belenenses SAD Betting Tips
Braga to Score in the First Half @ 1.60 (3/5)
EH: -1 for Braga; Braga to Win @ 2.00 (1/1).