Moreirense vs Sporting Braga
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 5th May 2017
Kick off at 20:30 UK/ 21:30 CET
Venue: Parque Joaquim de Almeida Freitas.
The two sides will come in the game with different ambitions. Moreirense’s top flight status is still in danger as they are only three points above the line with three games left to play until the end of the season.
Braga, on the other side, are four points off the sixth-placed Maritimo in the battle for the Europa League spot.
Armando Goncalves Teixeira, also known as Petit, can be thrilled with the job his team has done over the last couple of weeks.
Moreirense are undefeated in last three league fixtures which allowed them to go three points adrift of the relegation-threatened Tondela.
The team grabbed a very important point by playing a 2-2 draw away at Arouca last weekend.
Braga have had a rollercoaster season which generally did not bring much joy to their fans.
The team is far away from challenging the Champions League positions. Abel Ferreira’s men have been poor at the back lately as they conceded three goals in each of the consecutive losses to Pacos de Ferreira and Sporting CP.
Moreirense vs Braga: Head to head
Sporting Braga have been much more successful of the two teams winning seven of 15 meetings.
The hosts have no more than two victories in H2H clashes, but one of those came just at the start of the year when Moreirense saw off Braga 0-1 on the road.
Moreirense vs Braga: Prediction
Moreirense have been very tough to beat on the home pitch in the most recent period. The team suffered no more than two losses (to the likes of Sporting CP and Benfica) in last 13 matches on the home court.
Since Braga are far away from their best shape we believe the double chance on the hosts should be the best of the betting options here.
Moreirense vs Braga: Bet Tips
The first betting pick will be Moreirense or Draw at the odds of 8/15.
The braver punters can even try with the home win at sky-high 9/5 odds.