Sporting CP vs Braga
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 17th February 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Estádio José Alvalade (Lisabon).
“Let’s get ready to rumble”, as Michael Buffer would say. We have a heavyweight showdown between two titans of Primeira Liga. The free-scoring Lions take on the high-flying Archbishops.
Both have carved out a safety buffer after holding on to their European spots for some time. It would take a mesmerizing run from the teams below to deny entry into the continent for these two. The only question remaining is the changes that could happen within this top tier.
While Marcel Keizer’s men have an outside chance to qualify for the Champions League, the Arsenalists are just one agonizing point away from Benfica, the current holder of the qualifying position to Europe’s elite competition, and just two away from league-topper Porto.
It really is going to rumble this Sunday.
Sporting CP vs Braga Head-to-head (h2h)
- 13 of the last 19 games had over 2.5 goals.
- Seven of the last fixtures saw the visitors of the day scoring two or more goals.
- Ten of the last fourteen meetings at the Estádio José Alvalade ended with three goals or more.
- 12 of the last 16 match-ups at this venue witnessed the hosts scoring over 1.5 goals.
- 10 of the last 14 ties at this stadium also had goals at either end of the pitch.
Sporting CP vs Braga Prediction
While Verde e brancos are the second-best team at home in the Primeira Liga, their counterparts are the third-best on the road. Also, both these squads heavily favor their offensive duties, almost always lining up with intentions to hugely outscore their opponents.
Leoes found the back of the net in 17 of their last 19 home-ties and registered two or more in eight of their last nine. Minhotos, meanwhile slotted goals in 18 of their last 19 attempts on the road, and two or more in five of their last six.
Moreover, five of the last six meetings between these teams, at this venue, had three or more goals, as well as both teams on the scorecard. Also, four of the last five had four or more goals, and three of these had five or more.
Additionally, the last seven fixtures that involved Marcel Keizer’s men had over 2.5 goals, and six of these had contribution from both sides.
A general trend can be seen in all of these observations. A general affinity towards goals and attacking style of football.
A bet on over 2.5 match goals and both teams to take part in it will return great value.
Sporting CP vs Braga Betting Tips
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.90 (9/10)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.70 (7/10).