Braga vs Pacos Ferreira
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 15 December 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estádio Municipal de Braga (Braga).
Braga let down their faithful in their most recent fixture and will be keen on bouncing back to winning ways no later than this weekend. With Pacos Ferreira faring poorly on the road, count on the hosts to redeem themselves with all three points.
Braga vs Pacos Ferreira Head to head (h2h)
- Their previous encounter saw Braga thrash Pacos Ferreira with a thumping 5-0 scorecard.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together just twice in their past five meetings.
- Only one of their last five games have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- The final scores have finished level in three of their previous ten fixtures.
- Pacos Ferreira have registered a win just twice in their last ten encounters. (W-2, D-3, L-5)
Braga vs Pacos Ferreira Prediction
Braga were in for a shock defeat on the road last week after rock-bottom side Aves upset the odds to pull off a 1-0 victory. Despite registering twice as many shots on target as their foes in that clash, the hosts failed to grab an equalizer and ultimately made the trip back home empty-handed.
The defeat was also their first in four games in the Primeira Liga and has kept Braga seventh on the ladder, with eighteen points in the bag.
Meanwhile, Pacos Ferreira have been recording back to back defeats in their last two games. Their previous clash at home saw them lose 3-2 to Vitoria Setubal, prior to which FC Porto made light work of them on the road with a 2-0 scoreline.
To make matters worse, the away side have been at their worst in their outings. They are one among the only three teams left in the cluster that are without a taste of success away from home. In sharp contrast, Braga are unbeaten in their last nine fixtures here in all competitions.
It is also worth mentioning that the hosts have been securing the bragging rights in their previous two meetings with this foe on home soil. As such, it will take nothing short of a miracle for Pacos Ferreira to cause an upset in this one.
Furthermore, Braga have had their scoring boots on in their previous h2h meetings here, and have scored no less than three goals in each of their last two. In addition eleven of the sixteen goals for the hosts so far have come from their clashes at Estadio Municipal de Braga.
And now, with Pacos Ferreira conceding fourteen goals already on the road, count on Braga to run riot in the final third this weekend.
Braga vs Pacos Ferreira Betting tips
Braga to win @ 1.40 (2/5)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.70 (7/10).