Pacos de Ferreira vs Sporting Braga
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Friday, 13 April 2018
Kick-Off at 20:30 UK
Venue: Estadio da Capital do Movel (Pacos de Ferreira).
The late stoppage-time equalizer by Feirense’s substitute Antonio Briseno terminated Braga’s amazing seven-win streak. The Archbishops were eventually held to a 2-2 draw last weekend away at Estadio Marcolino de Castro increasing the gap behind the third-placed Sporting CP to three points. Abel Ferreira’s troops will be hoping to get back on the winning ways right way in the first fixture of the next Matchday. It is about to see them travel to Estadio da Capital do Movel to play Pacos de Ferreira.
The hosts grabbed themselves a huge survival lifeline by claiming seven points in three league matches. The streak came just before the 2-0 loss to Sporting Lisbon on Sunday evening at Estadio Jose Alvalade. Os Castores are yet to secure the elite class football next term given they are just four points above the drop zone line. A failure against the Braga would seriously complicate things for them down in the relegations crap.
The head coach Joao Henriques generally has reasons to be satisfied with his team’s solid defensive displays of late. Ferreira kept back-to-back clean sheets in consecutive home wins over the likes of Porto and Chaves. They streak will come across a huge test here given Braga’s impressive attacking form over the last couple of months. The Archbishops, led by Paulinho, Ricardo Horta and Dyego Sousa, bagged two or more goals in four of last five league games.
Pacos de Ferreira vs Sporting Braga: Head-to-head
Braga lead the head to head tie by six wins, but they have struggled to clinch the spoils in the most recent H2H affairs at Estadio da Capital do Movel.
Ferreira won three and drew one of last four head to head games against Braga on the home patch.
The Archbishops took a confident 3-0 victory when the teams met in this term of Primeira Liga, back in December last year.
Pacos de Ferreira vs Sporting Braga: Prediction
The Archbishops are 1.80 favourites to grab the victory, but we can hardly notice the value there given that Ferreira won two on the bounce in front of the home crowd in Primeira.
The hosts will tend to keep things tight at the back here, and since they also won three and drew one of last four H2H meetings with Braga at home, we have to back them not to lose at 2.05.
Pacos de Ferreira vs Sporting Braga: Bet Tips
Pacos de Ferreira or Draw Double Chance @ 2.05
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.00