Author: Joe Kizlauskas
Last Updated: May 6, 2023
Despite a rather curious form recently, Benfica have a good opportunity to be victorious in round 31 of the Liga season. They meet Braga on Saturday at the Estadio da Luz, where they hope to frustrate the visitors.
Benfica are aiming to extend the lead on Braga in the standings as they go toe-to-toe this coming Saturday. On the other hand, the hosts should be motivated to not let the current gap get any bigger.
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Benfica vs Braga Team Stats
- Benfica have scored in 25 of the last 27 home matches
- Benfica have scored in 20 of the last 22 matches
- Benfica have not lost 8 of the last 10 home matches
- Benfica have won 6 of the last 8 home matches
- In 6 of the last 7 Benfica matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Braga have not lost the last 10 matches in a row
- In 10 of the last 11 Braga away matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- Braga have scored in 15 of the last 17 matches
- Braga have won 8 of the last 10 matches
- Braga have won 3 of the last 4 away matches without conceding a goal
Benfica vs Braga Squad lists
Schmidt will select the starting XI for the upcoming match against Braga from the players listed below:
- Gomes (75), Vlachodimos (99), Soares (24), Grimaldo (3), Bah (6), Silva (66), Junior (2), Verissimo (4), Ristic (23), Morato (91), Otamendi (30), Schjelderup (21), Chiquinho (22), Luis (61), Aursnes (8), Mario (20), Neves (87), Draxler (93), Silva (27), Tengstedt (19), Neres (7), Guedes (15), Ramos (88), Musa (33).
Listed below is the full squad of Braga players that the manager Artur Jorge will choose from for the upcoming game:
- Hornicek (91), Matheus (1), Sa (12), Borja (26), Pinto (76), Gorby (29), Mendes (17), Sequeira (6), Oliveira (15), Saatci (5), Niakate (4), Gomez (2), Tormena (3), Musrati (8), Djalo (14), Castro (88), Horta (10), Santos (89), Pizzi (22), Fernandes (11), Racic (19), Ruiz (9), Bruma (27), Medeiros (45), Fale (96), Horta (21), Gomes (7), Banza (23).
Benfica vs Braga Lineups
Benfica vs Braga Match Preview
Benfica conquered seven points from their last three matches and started off drawing 3-3 with Inter. Next up was a 1-0 win against Estoril, before Gil Vicente were defeated in 0-2 win. Ambitions were high for Benfica, who had their eyes on the title this season, and they are very closing to realizing the ambitions. Benfica won five of their last six Liga matches at Estadio da Luz, scoring 15 and conceding four along the way. They lost once but didn’t draw a single match. Benfica are on fire on home soil this season with 44 goals, while also conceding 12. This makes them the most scoring home team in the Liga.
Braga look fabulous with three wins on the trot, starting off against Gil Vicente, who were defeated by 1-0. Then, Casa Pia AC got outclassed in a 0-1 win, before beating Portimonense by 4-1. Most people had Braga down among favourites for relegation, but they have surpassed all expectations. With the season coming to an end, they look destined for another season in the Liga. Braga claimed a remarkable four wins from six away matches in the Liga, as well as no draw but two defeats. They also banged in ten goals, whilst conceding nine. Braga are among the 2 best away teams in the Liga this season. They put 12 wins on the board, scoring 34 goals whilst also conceding 17.
Benfica vs Braga H2H
Braga won 3-0 and 3-2 in the two most recent meetings with Benfica, and go into their upcoming match with a psychological advantage. Not a single one of their last ten matches finished with a draw. Benfica managed six wins, while Braga won four of these ten encounters. Selecting a home win gets you odds at 1.55 with the bookies, while the best betting odds on the visitors at full-time are at 5.25. The last 3 Liga meetings between Benfica and Braga had over 2.5 goals. The past ten matches between Benfica and Braga have largely been entertaining affairs. Over 2.5 goals came out a winning bet eight times in these encounters. It seems only natural to look for goals on Saturday. Over 2.5 goals is best priced at odds of 1.65 with the bookies.
Benfica vs Braga Betting & Odds
The odds for the match between Benfica and Braga as provided by bet365. For the list of latest odds for the match visit bet365.com.
Match odds: Benfica (1.55) | Draw (4.20) | Braga (5.25)
Over/Under goals (O/U): Under 2.5 (2.20) | Over 2.5 (1.65)
Both Teams To Score (O/U): BTTS No (2.05) | BTTS Yes (1.70)
Full Time Betting
Of their 10 most recent games at Estadio da Luz across all tournaments, Benfica won seven times, drew one and lost two. Braga won seven of their recent 10 games on their travels, as well as drawing zero and losing three. The home side scored the first goal of the game in eight of their last 10 matches at Estadio da Luz, with Braga doing likewise in seven of their last 10 away games.
Both Teams to Score
Braga got the better of Benfica in the last two h2h meetings, winning by 3-0 and 3-2, respectively. Both teams scored six times in the previous ten matches between home side Benfica and Braga. Best priced odds on BTTS with the bookies are at 1.70. There was over 2.5 goals in 4 of the 5 most recent Liga encounters between Benfica and Braga. Both teams found the back of the net six times in the last ten matches between Benfica and Braga.
Over 3.5 goals came out seven times in the past ten encounters between Benfica and Braga, with the former on an average of 2.9 goals a game. Braga scored 1.5 goals per game and both teams scored six times in this run. Over 2.5 goals came out five times in the previous ten matches across all tournaments for Benfica, who scored an average of 2.1 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the last ten games for Braga, who scored 2.5 times on average in those matches.