Braga vs Portimonense Prediction & Match Preview

Braga vs Portimonense
Portugal Primeira Liga
Date: Thursday, 4 February 2021
Kick-Off at 21.00 UK
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Braga.

Braga will be looking to back up a fantastic display from the previous round on Thursday when they host bottom-half Portimonense at Estadio Municipal de Braga. Os Arcebispos overtook Benfica at the third position of the Primeira Liga standings by putting four goals past top-half rivals Moreirense on Monday. It was the team’s third successive win across competitions. Carlos Carvalhal’s men are five points short of Porto in the second place.

Portimonense made their lives much tougher after a 1-2 home loss to relegation-threatened Boavista on Saturday. They have shipped two goals in each of the last two league affairs. It is a poor spell of form if we know they have played the likes of Moreirense and Boavista along the way. Paulo Sergio’s troops are now just one point above the danger area and they will have a super-tough task to avoid yet another defeat here against an in-form Braga side.

Braga vs Portimonense Head-to-head

  • The head to head record also suggests a one-way street for the hosts here. Os Arcebispos won 10 and drew 2 of 12 meetings against Portimonense.
  • Braga scored seven and conceded just one goal in the last four wins against Portimao.
  • Just one of the last five head to head encounters produced three or more goals.

Braga vs Portimonense Prediction

Braga have been almost impeccable on the home patch this season. They won six and lost one of seven league outings on the home ground, conceding no more than three goals in the process. Considering Portimonense’s dreadful away record of 1 win, 1 draw, and 6 defeats in 8 games (6-14 goal difference), we just can’t imagine any other scenario but a comprehensive victory for Carvalhal’s side here.

Everything speaks in Braga’s favour and the home win is a genuine banker at the odds of 1.40 odds. Since Os Arcebispos rarely shipped goals on the home court this season, we will go with the home win to nil at the 2.30 odds. Braga’s win by two or more goals difference is also worth backing at the odds of 2.20.

Braga vs Portimonense Bet Tips

  • Braga to win to nil @ 2.30
  • Braga to win in -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 2.20.