Portimonense vs Braga
Portugal – Primeira Liga.
Date: Thursday, 10th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 20:15 UK/ 21:15 CET
Venue: Estádio Municipal de Portimão (Portimão).
The hosts have a real challenge in hand as they face the giants Braga on Wednesday. The latter will be aiming for a win to keep pressure on Porto at the top of the table.
The club from Portimão is 8th in the table after 16 matches are completed. Recent form has been average considering the 3 wins and 2 defeats in 5 previous matches. More than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of those 5 games.
In front of their home crowd they are unbeaten for 7 matches on the trot. Five wins have come during this period and over 2.5 goals have come in 5 matches too.
The Archbishops are second in the table with just 3 points between Porto and themselves. An impressive 31 goals have been scored until now in the league credit to their forwards like Dyego Sousa and Wilson Eduardo.
They are on a 3-match win streak in all competitions at the moment. After a 6-2 defeats Benfica in the league, they came back strong with wins against Maritimo and Boavista. Away record needs to improve and Coach Abel Ferreira will know that this is a comparatively easy opponent to do so.
This is a golden chance for Braga to win their first ever Primeira Liga title. But with just half the season over every point is important for the team coached by Ferreira.
Portimonense vs Braga: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Braga have never lost against these opponents.
- More than 2. 5 goals were scored in 6 of their 7 meetings across all venues.
- The Archbishops are on a 2-match win streak at this ground.
- Both matches had over 2.5 goals in total at the end of the final whistle.
Portimonense vs Braga: Prediction
The hosts have never defeated Braga in any venue or competition. The away side are a better squad altogether compared to the hosts. The home defence is easily breakable which is why they have given away 27 goals in 16 matches while scoring 23 only in return. So, the Braga attacking line-up will plan to add to their goal tally for the season. Thus, a bet can be placed on Braga to win easily with 1.73 odd.
The away team has quality goal scorers in Sousa and Eduardo who have 11 and 7 goals until now. In 7 matches they played the total score was over 2.5 goals. Also considering the home defence, there are chances to see a high scoring match on Wednesday. More than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of 5 recent matches played by the hosts. This trend is also visible in 5 of their previous 7 home games as well. So, we can place bets for a final score with over 2.5 goals with 2.00 odds.
Portimonense vs Braga: Betting Tips
Braga to win @ 1.73 (8/11).
Over 2.5 goals @ 2.00 (1/1).