Sporting Braga vs Boavista
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Friday, 4 May 2018
Kick-Off at 20:30 UK
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Braga (Braga).
Paulinho made all the difference for Sporting Braga last weekend hen the Archbishops defeated Belenenses away at Estadio do Restelo. Abel Ferreira’s troops thus continued the excellent form making it ten wins and a draw in last 11 league outings.
The impressive sequence brought the Archbishops just three points shy of Benfica and Sporting Lisbon who share the second place in the Primeira Liga ladder ahead of the huge Lisbon derby on the following day. Braga could thus secure the Champions League football in some crazy scenario, while the third-place finish is definitely achievable with victories in the remaining two games of the season.
Next up for them are Boavista who sit seventh without an imperative in the rest of the campaign. Jorge Simao’s men clinched a three-pointer last time out when they saw off Pacos Ferreira thanks to a goal from Renato Santos.
Sporting Braga vs Boavista: Head-to-head
Braga now lead the head to head tie by five wins coming into their 37th meeting with Boavista.
The Archbishops won four and drew two of last six H2H affairs against Boavista.
Both teams scored in each of last three head to head games between these two likes.
Sporting Braga vs Boavista: Prediction
The hosts are massive form favourites and we would honestly be shocked to see any other scenario but the comprehensive victory for Braga here. Boavista have really been dreadful travellers for a while now, losing seven straight matches on the road without scoring at all in the process.
With this fact on disposal, you can have the hosts to keep a clean sheet at the 1.66 odds. Also, Braga to win by two or more goals is worth backing at 1.66. Punters who are looking towards the anytime goalscorer market can shoot for Paulinho to score anytime at 1.80 given that the Portuguese forward bagged a goal in three of last four league games for the Archbishops.
Sporting Braga vs Boavista: Bet Tips
Sporting Braga to keep a clean sheet @ 1.66
Sporting Braga -1.5 handicap @ 1.65