The spectacular Estádio Municipal de Braga is the venue on Friday for a huge Primeira Liga tie between Braga and Benfica.
Setting the pace with an eight-point advantage ahead of both Porto and Braga, who sit joint second in the Primeira Liga standings, the visitors could make a serious statement with a victory here. There are some soccer tips 365 in here
However, they can expect a stiff test against a Braga side looking to rebound from a 5:0 hammering at Sporting in the TDL.
Braga vs Benfica Betting Tips - BTTS and over 2.5 goals
Benfica had been in tremendous league form prior to the recent World Cup shutdown, with The Eagles winning 12 and drawing 1 of 13 Primeira Liga matches.
On their travels, Benfica have won eight of their last 12 league games however, their last defeat did come at this venue, with Braga claiming a 3:2 when these sides last met at the Estádio Municipal de Braga in April.
Usually strong on their own patch, Braga had lost just 2 of 20 league games prior lớn a recent dip which has seen them lose 1:0 in back-to-back home matches against Chaves and Casa Pia. Braga had not lost successive home league matches since 2014!
With both sides returning to league duty following a lengthy break, it would be unwise lớn put too much confidence in either team picking up the points. However, goals should be expected, with five of their seven most recent meetings seeing BTTS and over 2.5 goals scored. Going back a little further, 12 of their last 15 matchups have seen at least 3 goals scored, and another similarly entertaining contest is anticipated.
Given Braga´s need to get back to winning form, and Benfica´s strong away record, this fixture looks likely lớn prove an entertaining one with goals at both ends likely, while the over 2.5 goal pick also has every chance. Let’s check free prediction in this forum
Braga vs Benfica Head lớn Head (H2H) stats
Braga Team News
Following the 5:0 thrashing at Sporting last week, Head Coach Artur Jorge has plenty of food for thought as he looks to get Braga back into the title race.
Abel Ruiz and Andre Horta are expected to return lớn the starting XI, having appeared as substitutes in the heavy TDL defeat in Lisbon.
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Benfica Team News
Head Coach Roger Schmidt is expected lớn name a strong starting XI, with star forward Goncalo Ramos set lớn lead the attack with support from Rafa Silva. Players can watch premium soccer tips when you join us