Braga vs Benfica
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 1 September 2019
Kick-off at 21:00 UK / 22:00 CET
Venue: Estádio Municipal de Braga (Braga).
Braga have failed to ensure a winning run of form in the new campaign, and have not tasted success since their opening day 3-1 victory against Moreirense. The home team were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw against Gil Vicente on the road in their most recent matchup, while their only other clash saw them at the losing end of a 2-1 scoreline against Sporting.
Benfica, on the other hand, wherein for a surprise last weekend as their foes FC Porto managed to slot two unanswered goals into the back of the net, to come away with all three points. The defeat has brought the visitors two-match winning streak to a halt and are currently just one point short of leading the pack in the table.
The titleholders will not be keen on being at the end of back to back defeats, so you can count on them to settle for nothing less than the win on Sunday.
Braga vs Benfica Head to head (h2h)
- Six out of the last seven matchups have seen Benfica come out on top.
- Their last encounter saw Braga lose 4-1.
- All of their last three clashes have been high scoring ones.
- Neither side have kept a clean sheet in their previous five games in a running.
Braga vs Benfica Prediction
The hosts have been away from home for the last two weeks in a row, and have not returned with a positive outcome in any of those matches. It also needs saying that Braga have not been faring well against this opponent in their previous clashes at this venue.
Four out of the last five matchups have seen Benfica secure the bragging rights. The away side have also found the back of the net eleven times for those games alone and have conceded as few as four in the process.
Although the visitors did stumble in their previous clash at home, rest assured that it will not be the case when they lock horns with Braga in the weekend.
Two of the last seven goals that Benfica have netted have come in the first half of the game. Considering that the guests have scored a goal or more in the opening forty-five minutes in four of their last six clashes here as well, there is certainly every reason to believe that the visitors will be breaching their opponents before the break by all means.
Braga vs Benfica Betting tips
Benfica to win @ 1.60 (3/5)
To score in the first half: Benfica @ 1.66 (2/3).