Sporting Braga vs Sporting CP
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 31 March 2018
Kick-Off at 20:30 UK
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Braga (Braga).
Portuguese Primeira Liga gets back in action in some style, as the red-hot likes of Sporting Braga and Sporting CP are set to tackle each other right after the international break. The Archbishops have been enjoying their best period of the season lately and they’ll head into this off the back of six straight wins in the competition.
Such an amazing streak has seen them narrow the gap behind the third-placed Sporting to only four points. A win here could help Braga join the top three sides who seemed untouchable before the start of the season. Abel Ferreira’s side has been super tough to break down lately as they’ve conceded just a single goal in last six matches. The team looked equally impressive at the other end netting as many as 13 in last three wins over Estoril, Moreirense and Chaves.
The Lions have managed to bounce back from the 2-1 loss to Porto at Dragao by beating Chaves and Rio Ave in the last two rounds. Jorge Jesus’ men have also eliminated Czech Viktoria Plzen 3-2 on aggregate in the last 16 round of Europa League in the meantime. However, Sporting have only won two of last six league matches on the road and they will definitely have problems against the super inspired opponents at Estadio Municipal de Braga.
Sporting Braga vs Sporting CP: Head-to-head
Overall, it’s Sporting CP who have been much more successful in the past (31 wins to Braga’s 17).
However, the Archbishops have been more than competitive in clashes played in front of their fans losing 13 and winning 11 of 24 (interestingly, none of these 24 games ended without a winner).
Braga have managed to hold the Lions to a 2-2 draw when the teams met in this term of Primeira Liga at Estadio Jose Alvalade.
Sporting Braga vs Sporting CP: Prediction
Braga will head into this in an incredible form (inspired mainly by the likes of Paulinho and Ricardo Horta) and we just have to back them not to lose at the odds of 1.60.
Braver tipsters can also try with the clear home win, priced up at the odds of 2.90.
Sporting Braga vs Sporting CP: Bet Tips
Sporting Braga or Draw Double Chance @ 1.60
Sporting Braga to win @ 2.90