Benfica hosts Braga in round 21 of Portuguese Primeira Liga. The match will be played on Saturday, February 15th at Estádio da Luz (Lisbon)
Benfica is the leader of the Primeira Liga. Encarnados scored 54 points in 20 rounds. The Reds turned out to be stronger than the opponent in 18 meetings and failed in two rounds. Benfiquistas scored 49 goals but was unable to repel 11 goals. In the last match, the team could not cope with the resistance of Porto (2:3). The Eagles held 10 meetings on their pitch, where they scored 27 points. In the semifinals of the Portuguese Cup, Benfica prevailed over Famalicao on aggregate (4:3).
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Braga has 34 points, which it earned in 20 matches of the Primeira Liga. Currently, Os Arsenalistas is ranked fourth in the Portuguese Championship. Os Arcebispos broke the enemy’s resistance in 10 matches, four games ended in a draw, and the team was defeated in six meetings. The Gunsmiths scored 32 goals but could not repel 23 goals. In the last round, the club tied with Gil Vicente (2:2). The Archbishops earned 16 points in 10 away matches. In the League Cup playoff finals, Braga defeated Porto (1-0). Let’s recall that the club has an unbeaten streak of nine matches.
Since 1947, clubs have held 130 head-to-head meetings. Benfica triumphed in 88 matches, Braga won 13 games, and 29 times the strength of opponents was on par. The Eagles look powerful at home, plus they are upset by the defeat to Porto, so they will show all their best in the upcoming game. Bet: the victory of Benfica.
Prediction for the match: Benfica to win