Braga vs Sporting CP
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Monday, 24 September 2018
Kick-Off at 20:15 UK
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Braga (Braga).
Braga and Sporting CP have both been in great shape early in the new campaign and they meet for their Matchday 5 derby clash in Primeira Liga on Monday evening, with ten points each to their name after four outings.
Braga sit 2nd placed with a better goal difference after holding Santa Clara to a thriller 3-3 draw on Matchday 1 and building on a three-game winning streak after it, as they beat Desportivo Aves, Chaves, and Tondela along the way. They now hope to build on such performances as they’re in for their first big challenge this term and Abel Ferreira should have no troubles lifting their team spirits.
Sporting CP, on the other hand, made the Europa League Group Stage and enjoyed it early on as they beat Qarabag on Thursday – building on their fine streak domestically. They’ve beaten Moreirense, Vitória Setúbal, Feirense in Primeira Liga, Marítimo in Taca da Liga, and were only held off by Benfica along the way. This surely promises them in great spirits now and a very tough challenge at Estadio Municipal de Braga too!
Braga vs Sporting CP: Head-to-head
Sporting CP have much better overall records in the sides’ head-to-head clashes, with 31 wins and four draws earned in 53 games played.
They have seen mixed success more recently, with two wins each and a draw seen in the last five matchups.
Braga have earned a narrow 1-0 win at this ground in the sides last clash in March 2018.
Braga vs Sporting CP: Prediction
Sporting CP have shown off early in the new campaign and we do believe they’ll be a very tough nut to crack this time around too. We’ll now stick our necks out for the sides to share the spoils and a Draw priced at 3.20 could see both unhappy as they lag behind Benfica at the top of the table.
We do believe we’ll see goals, though, and we’ll also back a YES on Both teams to score at 1.80, hoping to see spaces behind the lines and the in-form attacking lines solid on the day. We do believe both will be very motivated to overcome and this could serve as further evidence for such a bet!
Braga vs Sporting CP: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.20 (11/5)
Both teams to score YES @ 1.80 (4/5).