Braga vs Marítimo – Liga NOS: The Liga NOS’ round opens up with a very
important match on the definition of the positions at the top of the table.
Since that, with Braga and Marítimo in action, the positions between the 2nd and 6th place, which means the continental spots, might all suffer some changes.
Braga is 3 points behind Sporting that, as is known, only depend on themselves to reach 2nd place, and the pressure that SC Braga might exert is important to understand what might happen on the 4 following rounds.
Therefore, realistically, the hosts are looking to the 3rd place as a way to, eventually, have the chance to start their season later, but more specifically to finish their very positive season in the podium.
On the other hand, when we speak about Marítimo, at this stage of the season, we speak about the temptation of trying to reach an European spot, something that can come true, since they want to finish in 5th place.
Rio Ave and Marítimo are the two resilient clubs on this fight, and if the schedule doesn’t seem very favourable for Marítimo, with a trip to Braga, the truth is that Daniel Ramos’ hasn’t even chosen the easiest matches to show up with their best performances.
Marítimo is coming off 2 draws, one in Estoril and other at home, against Moreirense, in two matches where they would feed their hopes of winning, which might give them, right now, a clear advantage over the team from Vila do Conde.
Braga, that had tied at Feirense’s Stadium on the previous week, battered Paços de Ferreira 5-1 away from home, revealing that offensive ability that, when unleashed, transforms Abel Ferreira’s team into a goalscoring machine.
Braga vs Marítimo – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Marítimo’s advantage is on their defensive process, on their ability to contain the approximation to their box.
But Braga comes into this match as favourites because they are a much stronger team than Marítimo.
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