Prediction for Braga – Portimonense
Braga to win @ 1.50
Sporting Braga and Portimonense measure forces in Braga Municipal Stadium, in a match for the second day of the First League. There is no record of direct clashes between these two teams in the last 3 years. The last match was played on 04-02-2012 and ended with the score: Sporting Braga (1-0) Portimonense. In this match the house factor can be decisive, since the Portimonense presents considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor.
The home team reaches this second day after the defeat by (3-1) in the first game for the league, against Benfica. This is a team little affected by the house factor, that is, presents similar results at home and abroad, as in the last 30 games he has 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with 13 goals scored and 16 suffered; Against 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 defeats in his stadium, with 26 goals scored and 19 suffered. In their last 10 games at home Sporting Braga have won 3, 3 draws and 4 losses. His defense has not been very solid, having conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, scoring goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In their home games there is a tendency to have goals, since in 23 of their last 26 games there were more than 1.5 goals and in 17 of the last 26 there were more than 2.5 goals.
Braga arrive at this match with a defeat in the field of Benfica, 3-1, adding the first snub in this Portuguese championship: the only goal of the team was scored by Hassan. In this game at home coach Abel Ferreira should use a tactical system similar to the last game, that is, 4-4-2, with Rui Fonte and Hassan being the most offensive references of the team. Everything indicates that the coach will not be able to count on Mauro, Wilson Eduardo and Marafona, all with physical problems.
The visiting team reaches this second day, after the victory in their debut in the league, against Boavista, by (2-1) This is a stronger team with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games Records 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; Against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. In the last 10 games played as a visitor for all competitions, Portimonense won 4, tied 1 and lost 5. His defense has not been very solid, having suffered at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches, but His attack has marked regularly, as he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games.
El Portimonense arrives in this motivated game, after having overcome, with a motivated comeback, to the Boavista, by 2-1: the goals of the three points were marked by Ruben Fernandes and Bruno Tabata. In this away game, it will be expected that coach Vitória Oliveira will act with a more cautious strategy, with a low block, exploring only the counterattack, as the rival presents competition in his squad. For this game the coach does not have Pires and Marcel, both injured.
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