Braga vs Santa Clara
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Friday, 25 September 2020
Kick-off at 20:30 UK/ 21:30 CET
Venue: Estádio Municipal de Braga.
The Archbishops are the best team in the country other than the two titans – Porto and Benfica. The team once again established their status as the ‘best of the rest’ with a third-place finish in 2019-20, and had scored the most number of goals other than the top two teams.
Meanwhile, the Azoreans had to settle for a mid-table finish the last campaign, and most importantly, they have been far inferior in h2h encounters for almost all of their history.
Adding on, Carlos Carvalhal’s men have been a dominant force at home for the past several months, and impressively have a near-perfect winning record in h2h clashes here.
By all means, expect a Braga win this weekend.
Braga vs Santa Clara: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Archbishops had recorded eight of the previous ten overall wins.
- In fact, they have lost just once in the past 18 years.
- Since 2003, they have scored two or more goals in all but one meeting.
- Disregarding a single draw in 2003, the hosts have a 100% winning record at this stadium.
- The combined scorecard for the last seven meetings at this ground is 18-4, in favor of the home team.
Braga vs Santa Clara: Prediction
Carvalhal’s men have lost just thrice at home in the past 12-month period, and one of these defeats had come in the Europa League. On the other hand, their opposite number were winless in seven of their nine road trips, and have won just once away from home in the last seven months.
And most importantly, at this stadium, the hosts have a 100% winning record barring a draw 17 years back, and they have also scored two or more goals in all but two of their h2h meetings at this stadium.
Finally, the Archbishops have been the best team in Portugal other than Porto and Benfica for the past several years, and they are taking on practically a mid-table squad.
By all means, expect total domination by Braga this weekend.
Braga vs Santa Clara: Betting Tips
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Braga @ 1.60 (3/5)
To Score in First Half: Braga @ 1.60 (3/5).