Braga vs Maritimo
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Thursday, 7 January 2021
Kick-off at 21:00 UK/ 22:00 CET
Venue: Estádio Municipal de Braga.
The Archbishops are one of the best teams in the competition, and have been so for the past several years. They are in fact one of the usual contenders to qualify for one of the podium spots each season.
They were also on a long five-game winning run before it came crashing to an end against toppers Sporting. For the reason, Carlos Carvalhal’s men will surely be determined to get back on their track.
Note that they also do have a great h2h record against this rival over the years, and have scored in plenty in the process as well – especially so at this venue.
Meanwhile, the Lions of Almirante Reis are struggling to post points on the board, and have been on a worrying run on the road for the past several game weeks.
By all means, expect Braga to have the upper hand this Thursday at home.
Braga vs Maritimo: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Archbishops recorded 17 of the preceding 22 overall wins.
- They have scored two or more goals in seven of the former ten encounters.
- Since 2006, only once have the hosts won at this venue.
- The home team has scored two or more goals in nine of the preceding eleven clashes at this venue.
Braga vs Maritimo Prediction
Carvalhal’s men had won 15 of their previous 19 overall games, and they had scored a total of 17 goals from their last five fixtures alone. At home, they have lost just once since June of 2020, and had also won six of their former seven appearances here.
In the process, they had also scored two or more goals in 12 of their preceding 16 home fixtures.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in nine of their past eleven overall games, and they have a total of just five wins on the road since September of 2019.
On top of that, the Archbishops do also have a phenomenal h2h record against this rival over the years, and have particularly scored heavily against them at this venue.
Taking into account these stats, expect Braga to emerge victorious in style this Thursday.
Braga vs Maritimo: Betting Tips
Braga -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 2.00 (1/1)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.60 (3/5).