Sporting Braga vs Moreirense
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Friday, 9 March 2018
Kick-Off at 20:30 UK
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Braga (Braga).
Sporting Braga have found a superb spell of form over the last couple of weeks. The Archbishops have won six out of last seven league outings and they are now only four points adrift of the third-placed Sporting CP. A win in the Matchday opener against relegation strugglers Moreirense on Friday evening would narrow the gap to a single point and further pressure the Lions ahead of their weekend’s fixture.
It’s not hard to conclude that Abel Ferreira’s men will be massive favourites to keep the hot run of form going and get the spoils against Moreirense here. The visitors have been struggling badly throughout the entire season and even though they will come into this with an improved confidence after beating Pacos de Ferreira in a relegation six-pointer last time out, they do not have anything to ask for at Estadio Municipal de Braga.
The Green and Whites have lost three on the bounce before the mentioned win over Pacos Ferreira. The efficiency in the final third is their main problem given that they’ve failed to find the back of the net in subsequent defeats to Chaves and Sporting CP beforehand.
The hosts have been ruthless netting six past the rock-bottomed Estoril on Saturday. Team’s top scorers Paulinho and Ricardo Horta have bagged a brace each and stopping this dup will be the main challenge for the visitors here.
Sporting Braga vs Moreirense: Head-to-head
Braga have won 8 and lost only 3 of 17 H2H matches with Moreirense.
The Green and Whites have only clinched a single victory in nine visits to Estadio Municipal de Braga.
The Archbishops have picked up a 0-1 victory when the two sided met in October last year in Moreira de Conegos.
Sporting Braga vs Moreirense: Prediction
Braga have won four on the bounce without conceding a single goal along the way and everything points out to a one-way street from the very first whistle here.
We will combine the home win by two or more goals with a clean sheet for the hosts as our main betting options for the Matchday opener in Primeira Liga.
Sporting Braga vs Moreirense: Bet Tips
Sporting Braga -1.5 handicap @ 2.05
Sporting Braga to keep a clean sheet @ 1.90