Benfica vs Braga Prediction and Betting Preview 15 Feb 2020

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Benfica vs Braga PredictionBarring a calamitous breakdown from the Eagles, Benfica are expected to finish the Portuguese Primeira Liga as undisputed champions. Though FC Porto are blowing hot on their tails, a string of victories should see them stroll to the league success with relative ease.
Match status: 2019/20 Primeira Liga - Matchweek 21
Venue: Estádio da Luz (Lisbon)
They have enjoyed a wonderful campaign thus far, setting the pace at the business end of the standings having amassed a whopping 54 points from 20 games. Interestingly, they have won 18 games, lost two and have not shared the spoils in a single league fixture.

Meanwhile, Braga are in the running for a top-four place finish come the end of the season. With fifth-placed FC Famalicao giving the Archbishops a run for their money, the visiting contingent should be given an extra incentive to grab a positive result in this fixture.

Bruno Lage’s men will be gunning for all three points this Saturday when tough customers Braga come visiting, in what has been billed a potentially exciting and enthralling game at Estadio da Luz in Lisbon.

Benfica vs Braga Team News

The table toppers Benfica will take on the Braga this Saturday as they hope to increase the lead up top. With Porto breathing down their neck, the team from Lisbon must win here keep up the pace in their title quest.

An away defeat to FC Porto few weeks ago was only Benfica second defeat this season, which has put them under pressure. Even the brace from top scorer Carlos Vinicius could not save them in that closely contested match.

The visitors, on the other hand, are 4th on the standings with 10 wins in 20 games so far. But in the top 5, they are the poorest in defense, having conceded 23 goals so far. Against the free scoring Benfica, this may cost them big. A loss can possibly hurt their Europa hopes next season as well.

League leaders Benfica were defeated last week and will be keen to bounce back immediately but it is not going to be easy as they are hosting a Braga side who have gone 9 matches unbeaten.

Braga were held to a 2-2 draw at home to newly-promoted Gil Vicente. Even if that was a match that they should have won, Braga have now extended their unbeaten run to nine games on the trot. 

The hosts have won five and drawn four of their last matches and will head into this match confident that they can deliver another upset against the current league leaders.
Benfica suffered their second defeat in the league against Porto last weekend. Even if it was an open and thrilling affair, the current league leaders lacked lucidity at the back and conceded too much to their arch-rivals. 

Benfica’s defense is a cause of concern as they have been conceding many goals lately. The good news is that, in attack, they have been ruthless this season, especially at home where they have netted 27 goals and only failed to find the back of the net in 10% of the cases.

Injured or Suspended Players

Benfica: Zivkovic, Jardel, Gabriel, Weigl and Andre Almeida.

Braga: Bruno Viana, Eduardo, Joao Novais and Raul Silva.

Pre-Match Odds

Benfica: 1.66
Draw: 3.94
Braga: 5.25

All odds are with 1xBet and are subject to change.

Benfica vs Braga Predictions

Benfica will be itching to clinch the Primeira Liga title as soon as possible to avoid any complications with FC Porto hot on their tails. For that, they will be required to snatch all three points from this imperious Braga side. Bruno Lage’s men will have to put their best foot forward to have any chances of defeating this weekend’s opponent. Given the Eagle’s guard against complacency in this fixture, they should be celebrating the three points at the end of the ninety minutes.
Main Match Predictions:
Home Win @ 1.65
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Correct Score:
Benfica 2-0 Braga @ 8.50
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