Braga vs Moreirense – Liga NOS : Braga comes into this 26th round in 4th place of the league table, a place where they will stay independently of all results
However, they are only 4 points away from 3rd place, which is occupied by Sporting, a team they will still face on the next round, at home.
Abel Ferreira’s team is making an extraordinary season, especially in terms of goals and even with all the changes that the manager has made in consecutive matches, their effectiveness is still there independently of the players that are chosen for the starting line-up.
Playing at home, Braga has gotten, in 13 matches, 11 wins and 2 losses, against FC Porto and Benfica, scoring 30 goals (averaging more than 2 goals scored per match) and conceding 9, scoring in every match except for the 0-1 loss against FC Porto.
Braga, as we can see, is a very tough team to face, especially when playing at home, and therefore they have another opportunity of getting another 3 points on the league table and getting closer to Sporting.
Moreirense, in counterpart, fights to avoid relegation. They are in 16th and second-to-last place of the league table and they only have 22 points.
The streak of poor results has caused the change of managers and it was Petit the chosen man to lead the team on this final stretch.
Petit is leading the team since the 23rd round, getting 2 consecutive losses, with Chaves at home and with Sporting in Alvalade,
with the Lions’ winning goal being scored after the 90th minute, and a victory, on the last round, against Paços de Ferreira, that is also on the fight to avoid relegation.
Moreirense, despite everything, in 12 matches played away from home counts with 20 goals conceded, which results on an average of practically 2 goals conceded per match.
Playing against a Braga very strong offensively, Petit will certainly set up a team with more defensive cohesion or, as it is usually said in football, “park the bus”, because any point gotten by Moreirense will be precious to ensure they avoid relegation.
Braga vs Moreirense – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Braga come into this match as favourites. With these teams having very different aspirations,
Braga intends to get on the fight for 3rd place, while Moreirense will try to avoid relegation.
The defensive approach that Petit has might make Braga’s task of scoring a lot of goals a little bit more difficult.