Marítimo vs Braga – Liga NOS: This round of Liga NOS closes with a match between two teams at the top of the table.
Sporting de Braga got closer to the podium, while Marítimo has been solidifying their presence on the 5th place, maybe even managing to ambition something more than that, in case they win here.
It is not being, however an easy period for Marítimo, since they failed to win any of their last 3 matches.
Two draws in Liga NOS against teams who are fighting to avoid relegation, at home, with Esotril and away with Moreirense and the surprising elimination from Taça de Portugal, on penalties, at home against Cova da Piedade.
After crumbling in matches where they were expected to get points, the Islanders will have to show some quality against Braga. The visiting side is coming off an European loss that, however, had an happy ending.
Despite the loss suffered in Istanbul, they advanced in first place of their group on the Europa League, being top seed on Monday’s draw.
On Liga NOS, Sporting de Braga is unbeaten for 8 matches, having scored 6 goals on their last 2 round.
With these results they got closer to the podium, being only 2 points away from Benfica and 5 points away from Porto and Sporting, something they will wish to maintain at the end of this round.
Marítimo vs Braga – Betting Tip and Prediction:
The trend indicates that Marítimo will try to offer the initiative to Sporting de Braga, looking to create situations where they can surprise them from there.
At the same time, Braga’s team shouldn’t have much will to expose themselves too much,even because that has not been the nature of Abel Ferreira’s model.
These are two managers with a strong defensive focus, with Braga having a lot more talent to try and build a result. That’s an advantage they will have to explore to get the 3 points.
|Braga to score first||