Maritimo vs Braga
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 4th May 2019
Kick-off at 15.30 UK/ 16.30 CET
Venue: Estádio dos Barreiros (Funchal).
Braga has already qualified for the Europa League qualifying rounds, and with games to spare nonetheless. While they have no reason to go strong till the end, the team would need to build momentum and would want to conclude their season on a positive note, which would come in handy during the playoffs. And quite frankly, the top-four teams have been entirely on another league compared to the rest.
Technically, it’s still possible for Maritimo to get relegated. But their five-point buffer would somehow see them through to the next season. On top of that, they are in excellent form at home. The team would really relish a clash against one of the best teams in Portugal.
Maritimo vs Braga Head-to-head (h2h)
- Braga won three of the last four fixtures.
- 15 of the last 19 wins belong to Braga.
- 19 of the last 22 clashes at this venue saw the hosts getting on the scorecard.
- Seven of the last ten wins at this stadium belong to Braga.
Maritimo vs Braga Prediction
Braga has been one of the best teams in Portugal this season and has already qualified for Europe. Maritimo, meanwhile, is in the bottom tier and still has not ensured safety from relegation. On top of that, Braga has dominated this opponent for quite so long in h2h ties. They won three of the last four fixtures and registered 15 of the last 19 wins.
Importantly, all five away losses that Braga faced this season have been against the top-most teams in the league table – Porto, Benfica, Sporting and Moreirense. As such, expect a win for Braga.
But Maritimo needs to ensure that they don’t get relegated and has the home advantage for this tie. Moreover, they scored two or more goals in the last four home ties, and have found the back of the net in 19 of the last 22 home h2h games. It’s logical to expect goals to come from either end of the pitch.
Maritimo vs Braga Betting Tips
Braga to Win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.70 (7/10).