Betting tips for Braga vs Benfica 13.01.2018
A fundamental game to understand the framework that will be set up in the access to the title and the podium issue, with Sporting Braga fighting for belonging among the big three, something that began in the speech of its President, passed to the coach's and hopes now that, in the field, the players get to adopt. Benfica, on the other hand, sees in this match a fundamental meeting to maintain the proximity to Sporting and FC Porto, having to avoid losing points in a phase in which the escape of the front can become difficult to reverse. The positive moment that the team has been presenting may be essential to take Minho a precious victory.
In communicational terms, this is the game chosen by Sporting Braga to be placed at the level of the big three. The succession of events that, over the course of the season, have brought from Braga echoes of a speech that intends to counteract the dominance of the big three, finally materializes in the field of play, where his team has maintained only three points Benfica and the podium. There are reasons to think positively and hope for the best. The Abel Ferreira team offers the coach a lot of quality options, with names that leave the bank to help keep players in the starting lineup and in some cases improve. If, at the moment, can not use two important players in the first half of the season, Fransérgio and Ricardo Ferreira, injured, just like his goalkeeper, Marafona, the truth is that Bracarans have enough players to look at this game with confidence. After a tight victory against Rio Ave, the returns of Raul Silva and Ricardo Esgaio will surely help. But, more than that, they can allow the team an organization that will surprise Benfica, even without André Horta, who is also on loan from the Reds.
Liga NOSO Benfica arrives very motivated of their last two games. Against Sporting and Moreirense, the team dominated the events, although it did not add victories in both. Against Sporting, they pursued the disadvantage during almost all the game, obtaining, in penálti, to add the tie. The set of Rui Vitória proved to be able to push Sporting to his midfield in a meeting where he forced his attack on the left, but he did not fail to show important balances. This was repeated against Moreirense, in a different context, in which the team did not have so much space on the outside, betting on the interior driving, with Pizzi to appear in greater prominence. The Portuguese international is, however, concerned about his performance in the 4-3-3 when they are playing against a team that imposes a higher requirement in the match. The needs of Rui Vitória's eleven are not so well matched by two half-missions so offensive and this has led to some wrecking of the Portuguese midfielder. A question, especially tactical, that Rui Vitoria will have to try to solve. This is a good game to get it. Luisão and Samaris, injured, are absences, while Fejsa is back.
This season, Braga and Benfica have faced each other twice. Benfica won 3-1 in the first round encounter, although marked by a huge dispute on the part of the Bracarans, who went to Light tie in the League Cup match.
At home, Braga seek to beat Benfica and, thus, to put themselves in third place. A mission accessible to the team of Abel Ferreira, but the incarnates also have quality and moment to escape, from time to the threat minhota in the classification.
Braga vs Benfica Prediction: X/1 5.50
Braga vs Benfica betting tip: Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.80
Braga vs Benfica final score recommendations: 2-1 10.00