Braga vs Benfica – Liga NOS : Sporting de Braga wants to reach the 3rd place while Benfica wants to stay in the race for 2nd place.
This is one of those matches that involve more than the teams on the pitch, due to the current situation of both teams on the league table.
If the Eagles still have hope of winning the title, the truth is that belief seems to depend on a victory in Braga, in order not to fall behind even more.
But Braga is also eager to show they are worth more than their 4th place suggests and what everyone thinks, which is a limitation of ambitions that doesn’t fit with Abel Ferreira’s profile, as well as their fans’.
The hosts come into this match after another tough match, on the competitive point of view, and with implications on the league table, against Rio Ave.
Braga took the lead, but couldn’t stop Rio Ave from tying the game before half-time. However, the changes made by Abel Ferreira going into
the 2nd half have allowed them to get a victory that suits them well.
The many and good options that the manager has on this roster allow him, to even dream of a finish in the top 3 of this Liga NOS, something that might have looked distant on a season where the Big 3 haven’t been dropping much points.
The Eagles won, without many problems, away at Moreira de Cónegos, delivering on a series of matches that really looked to be decisive at this start of 2018.
The draw with Sporting wasn’t very pleasing, considering their performance, but it kept the team near the top of the table, and they will now have to confirm that when they play in Braga.
This is maybe one of the toughest trips in Liga NOS, considering the pressure they have on them and the opponent’s level.
Braga vs Benfica – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Both teams scoring seems to be an acceptable scenario considering the moment of form that these two teams are heading into this encounter.
|Both teams to score||