Sporting Braga will have the chance to move level on points with Benfica and join the battle for the top three spots in Primeira Liga this weekend when they host the Eagles in the derby of the Matchday No 18. The hosts will come into the clash high on confidence after netting five goals in back-to-back wins over Boavista and Rio Ave.
They have thus made it five wins in last six league ties proving out to be quite prolific in the final third during the process. The hosts have as many as five players with four goals to their name in this term of Primeira Liga meaning that the danger can come literally out of anywhere and Benfica defensive line will be on a serious test this Saturday at Estadio Municipal de Braga.
The story is opposite with the visitors who have the league top scorer in their squad. Stopping Jonas will be the key for Braga here, but it will be anything but an easy task given that the Brazilian forward has taken his league tally to as many as 20 goals when he notched one of team two goals in the victory over Moreirense last Sunday.
Jonas has been red-hot lately and he has bagged at least a goal in each of last six appearances for Benfica. Since Braga have conceded at least a goal in each of last four games in all competitions, backing Jonas to score anytime seems to be a decent option here.
Sporting Braga vs Benfica: Head-to-head
Benfica have been much more successful over the course of history winning 30 of 55 H2H ties with Braga.
The Archbishiops have, however, been a tough nut to crack for the Eagles at home where the teams have ten wins apiece ahead of 26th meeting at Estadio Municipal de Braga.
The Eagles have won eight on the bounce against Braga before the teams shared spoils in Taca da Liga clash in September last year (1-1 draw).
Sporting Braga vs Benfica: Prediction
Both teams have been enjoying a fine spell of form in the final third lately and backing goals just has to be the way to go at the odds of 1.80.
Additionally we will go with Braga to back up the fine league form and stay undefeated at the odds of 1.90 since the Archbishops have won seven on the trot at home in Primeira Liga.
Sporting Braga vs Benfica: Bet Tips
Sporting Braga or Draw Double Chance 1.90