Tip Benfica Lisbon - SC Braga
Both Benfica and Sporting Braga had winless outings in their last matches and as Benfica host their meeting this Saturday, they will be gunning for returns to winning ways. Benfica are still top of the Primeira Liga standings with 54 points while Braga have 34 points in fourth place. =10.5ptBenfica lost to FC Porto in the last game, suffering their second defeat of the season, while Braga drew 2-2 with newly-promoted Gil Vicente. Benfica have in the last two matches gone through their roughest patch in their last 15 matches, as they failed to win any of them – losing one and drawing the other. They have no clean sheet in their last four matches and have conceded two or more goals in three of their last four matches. They have lost just one of the last 19 matches and three of their last four matches have produced over 4.5 goals. Benfica have 12 straight home wins and are unbeaten in 13 in their backyard. They however have no clean sheet in their last five home matches. They are unbeaten in 14 matches against Braga and have won each of the last five meetings.
Braga on the other hand, go to this game on a high, with a nine-game unbeaten run. They have four wins in the last five matches and have scored two or more goals in seven of their last nine matches. In their last 15 matches, they have lost just three, while they have four straight away wins ahead of this game. They have no clean sheet in their last seven away matches while the last 12 away matches have yielded just one clean sheet. They have beaten Benfica just twice in the last 18 meetings and their last win over Benfica in the league is traced back to over five years ago
Key points Benfica Lisbon - SC Braga
Benfica have scored at least two goals in seven of their last eight matches.
Braga have scored two or more goals in seven of their last nine matches.
Braga have no clean sheet in the last seven away matches.
Benfica have seen three of their last four matches end in over 4.5 goals.
Benfica are unbeaten in 13 straight home matches.
Conclusion Benfica Lisbon - SC Braga
Benfica have scored at least two goals in seven of their last eight matches but have not backed it up with good defence and have conceded two or more in three of the last four. Braga, on the other hand, have scored two or more goals in seven of their last nine but they have no clean sheet in the last seven away matches, and only one in the last 12 away games. We feel this one will yield a lot of goals and we will be backing an over 2.5 goals return here.
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Benfica Lisbon SC Braga Prediction published on February 15, 2020