Vitoria Guimaraes vs Sporting Braga
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 18 February 2018
Kick-Off at 20:15 UK
Venue: Estadio Dom Alfonso Henriques (Guimaraes).
Sporting Braga have instantly bounced back from a defeat away at leaders Porto last Saturday when they eased past the relegation-strugglers Vitoria Setubal 3-1 at home. Nonetheless, the Archbishops now have another challenging trip to make as they travel to Guimaraes to play in-from Vitoria side in the last game of the day on Sunday.
The Archbishops won’t come into the match in the highest of spirits after falling 3-0 away at Olympique Marseille in the Europa League tie on Thursday evening. Abel Ferreira’s men now need a miracle to eliminate the French outfit and book their place in the last 16 round of the competition.
In domestic affairs, Braga have nowhere to go looking at things from this perspective. They firmly hold the fourth position in the Primeira Liga standing being ten points adrift of the fifth-placed Rio Ave and seven points shy of Sporting CP in third.
Guimaraes could possibly jump up to the sixth position with a three-pointer here. Given that they’ve been pretty efficient in the final third in recent home matches and that Braga will come into this after a super tough Europa League game at Velodrome, we would not be shocked to see the hosts coming on top at the end.
Vitoria Guimaraes vs Sporting Braga: Head-to-head
Sporting Braga lead the head to head tie by four wins, but Vitoria Guimaraes have been much more successful in matches at Estadio Dom Alfonso Henriques.
Guimaraes have won 13 and lost only 5 of 25 home ties with the Archbishops.
Three of last four H2H meetings between the two teams have seen the BTTS option “come in”.
Vitoria Guimaraes vs Sporting Braga: Prediction
Since Pedro Martins’ side has been playing attacking football in latest home matches in Primeira Liga, and since three of last four H2H games saw both teams on the scoreline, backing goals at both ends is our top betting suggestion here.
Braver tipsters can try with the home win at 2.45 given that the hosts have won two on the bounce at Estadio Dom Alfonso Henriques.
Vitoria Guimaraes vs Sporting Braga: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.70
Vitoria Guimaraes to win @ 2.45