Reasons for betting on Benfica vs Sporting Braga tip
The most successful club and the reigning champions of Portugal, Benfica is about to start a new campaign in Liga NOS. They will open this championship with a derby against Sporting Braga. The guests are a rising force in the Portuguese football, but they still lack some tiny pieces in their organization in order to endanger Benfica and Porto. Nevertheless, they are presenting a potential threat for the former European champions in the near future.
All in all, this will be a fantastic opener of the season.
20 players have arrived, and 12 left Estadio la Luz. That undoubtedly affected the chemistry on the field and in 7 games played since the start of this season the Portuguese champion had 4 defeats and only 3 victories. However, they have managed to win one trophy after they defeated Victoria Guimaraes in the Super Cup, 3-1. Prior to this match, they had three straight losses in which they have allowed 8 goals, scoring only 2. For the club with such a reputation, this is unacceptable. The Eagles will have to give their best in order to repeat the results from the past season. Benfica allowed at least a goal in the previous 6 matches in a row. But, on the other hand, in the past 8 events, they scored the first goal in the game.
Sporting Braga overview
Unlike the champions, Sporting Braga had a good pre-season. After losing the first match, they had 4 victories and one draw. Most of the games were ended with a moderate number of goals, between 2 and 3, to be exact 5 of the previews 6 clashes they played. As usual, they prefer lower tempo games, in which they control the possession of the ball, and Braga looks for only one chance to score after which they create a strong defense. In 5 of the last 7 games, Sporting Braga has scored at least two goals, showing excellent efficiency.
Head to head matches
When looking the head to head encounters, Benfica has 9 straight victories, and apart from that, we saw one draw during that time. The last time Sporting Braga won was in 2011, and that pretty much tells you everything.
Previous 4 games ended with a moderate number of goals between 2 and 3. And in all of them, the Eagles have scored at least two times.
Prediction for Benfica vs. Sporting Braga tip
The hosts are the favorites when playing at their home against almost any team in Europe. Despite the poor current form we have to back them up when it comes to this case. Simply, the home ground gives them a huge advantage. After all, they are the reigning champions of this country.
For the second suggestion, we will pick the interval between 2 and 3 goals. We really do believe that the tradition is going to continue and that this game is not going to be any different than the previous ones.[:]