Braga vs Benfica
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 28th April 2019
Kick-off at 17.30 UK/ 18.30 CET
Venue: Estádio Municipal de Braga (Braga).
The top-most tier of the Primeira Liga is a sight to see. Benfica, Porto, and Sporting – all three won their last five league ties.
While Sporting is a bit lagging behind in points, Benfica and Porto have posted the same number of points on the board, and with just four more games to go, are locked in a heated race for the title. As things stand, Benfica takes the crown.
Braga is in the fourth position of the table and is assured of a Europa League spot, even if they lose the remaining fixtures in their schedule.
Champions League spots and the title are also out of bounds at the same time. As of now, all that remains is – they can play spoilsport to Benfica’s title-run.
Braga vs Benfica Head-to-head (h2h)
- Benfica recorded the last ten wins in a row.
- 26 of the last 33 wins went to Benfica.
- Five of the last six wins at this venue were recorded by the visitors.
- Braga failed to score in two of their last three appearances at home.
Braga vs Benfica Prediction
Benfica lost out on a place in the Europa last-four due to away goals, even after their fantastic four-goal performance at home. They are now determined to take the league crown, and Porto stands in the way.
But still, the fate of their journey rests on their results alone, and all Benfica needs to do is, with the remaining four matches.
Things are favorable for Benfica though. Braga will have to find their source of motivation, as they are already assured of a top-four finish, and a place in the Champions League is out of bounds for them. Benfica, on the other hand, is high on momentum and passion, to get the title somehow.
They won the last five league fixtures in a row, seven of the last nine overall matches, and nine of the last twelve on the road. They have also scored the most number of goals in the competition, 87, while the next best is just 62.
Importantly, they recorded the last ten wins in a row, 26 of the last 33 wins, and five of the last six wins at this venue. The team also scored six goals in the reverse fixture of this tie and registered three or more goals in six of the last nine h2h encounters.
Count on Benfica to add on to these stats.
Braga vs Benfica Betting Tips
Benfica to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Benfica @ 1.80 (4/5).