Betting guide: Sporting Braga favourite to beat Belenenses at Estádio Municipal de Braga

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Competition: Portugal Primeira Liga
Competition: Sun 11.April
Match begins: 16:30 (UTC)
Venue: Estádio Municipal de Braga (30286 seats)

There should be a significant difference in quality between these teams based on table positions so far, with Sporting Braga leading Belenenses by 27 points.

Insights:
  • Sporting Braga have the most scored goals in the first half (28) in Primeira Liga
  • Belenenses have the fewest scored goals (14) in Primeira Liga

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

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Sporting Braga form and stats

The home supporters can't complain about results here at Estádio Municipal de Braga as Sporting Braga have scored 21 goals to get 28 points from 12 games. The overall stats in the Primeira Liga are 9-1-2 (wins-draws-losses).

A good away victory last time out for Braga, who won 2-1 against Farense (placed 16th). Preceding that match was the home game against Benfica that was lost 0-2.

Matheus loved the game against Farense. With a stunning eight saves the goalkeeper played a huge part in the 2-1 victory. Manager C. Soares da Costa Faria Carvalhal felt very clever after Andraž Šporar scored the winning goal against Farense, having brought on that player as a substitute in the 60th minute. Some amazing scenes last match, when Andraž Šporar scored the winning goal one minutes into stoppage time.

Braga are believed to win this game, given a winning chance of about 70% by the bookmakers. We have checked our records for their performance in similar circumstances and found 18 matches and the win/draw/lost stats: Won 13, drew three and lost two.

A decent goal production from Sporting Braga in their home games so far, with 21 goals from 12 league matches. Sporting Braga are not conceding a lot of goals here at Estádio Municipal de Braga in the league, averaging less than one per game. The total is 10 from 12 matches.

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Belenenses form and stats

Belenenses, who have the fewest scored goals (14) in Primeira Liga, have only collected 12 points from their away games in the Primeira Liga, after 2-6-4 (12 played).

Belenenses have been frustrated by their lack of goals lately, as they haven't scored in the league since they found the net 192 minutes ago. M. Cardoso was the goal scorer.

Home advantage was not enough for Belenenses in their previous game, as they lost their Primeira Liga-match, hosting Boavista, 0-2. A 0-0 draw at Rio Ave's stadium before that.

We have done a similar check as we did with the hometeam, looking up recent matches where Belenenses played away with similar odds. This revealed five games. The visitors overcame the odds to win one time, zero were draws and the home team won as expected four times.

Belenenses are seemingly not capable of scoring regularly on their travels in the league. They have only managed 4 goals from 12 away games. It's worth mentioning that 3 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. They concede less than a goal on average per away game (8 so far).

Head 2 Head

Belenenses - Braga 2-1 was the story when these teams last met, earlier this season. As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's six Braga victories, one draw and three Belenenses wins. Over/under statistics; seven of these games ended with three goals or more, three matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

Sporting BragaR. Horta
R. Horta
8 goals
BragaI. Picanço Medeiros
I. Picanço Medeiros
5 goals
Sporting BragaF. Rodrigues Barbosa
F. Rodrigues Barbosa
5 goals

Sporting Braga missing players

Belenenses missing players

Sporting Braga Belenenses
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
25 12 4 Played P 2 12 25
17 9 4 Won W 1 2 5
2 1 0 Drew D 0 6 11
6 2 0 Lost L 1 4 9
46 21 6 Scored S 1 4 14
26 10 2 Conceded C 2 8 23
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 58% 68%
76% 67% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 25% 52%
64% 58% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 8% 24%
32% 17% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 8% 4%
12% 8% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
48% 42% 50% BTTS BTTS 0% 8% 28%
36% 42% 50% Clean Sheets C S 50% 58% 44%
16% 17% 0% Failed to Score F T 50% 75% 60%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.8 1.8 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 2.7 2.6
5 1 0 Red cards R C 0 4 5
 
13.6 15.4 18.5 Shots (avg) S ( 8.5 9.4 10.3
4.8 4.8 6.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2 2.5 3.1
39% 36% 23% Goal Efficiency G E 25% 13% 18%
Key stats in Primeira Liga this season:
  • Belenenses have the fewest scored goals (14) in Primeira Liga
  • Belenenses have the fewest scored goals (4) away in Primeira Liga
  • Belenenses have the fewest scored goals in the second half (5) in Primeira Liga
  • Sporting Braga have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Sporting Braga have scored more than double the goals of Belenenses.
  • Sporting Braga have the fewest matches under the total-line (9) in Primeira Liga
  • Sporting Braga have the most matches over the total-line (16) in Primeira Liga
  • Sporting Braga have the most scored goals in the first half (28) in Primeira Liga
  • Sporting Braga haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Sporting CP 25 20 5 0 47 12 12 10 2 0 23 6 13 10 3 0 24 6 35 65
2 Porto 25 17 6 2 53 24 13 9 3 1 27 12 12 8 3 1 26 12 29 57
3 Benfica 25 16 6 3 43 17 13 10 2 1 23 8 12 6 4 2 20 9 26 54
4 Sporting Braga 25 17 2 6 46 26 12 9 1 2 21 10 13 8 1 4 25 16 20 53
5 Pacos de Ferreira 25 13 5 7 33 25 12 9 2 1 21 9 13 4 3 6 12 16 8 44
6 Vitoria Guimaraes 25 10 5 10 30 32 13 5 1 7 16 22 12 5 4 3 14 10 -2 35
7 Santa Clara 25 9 5 11 28 28 12 4 3 5 13 12 13 5 2 6 15 16 0 32
8 Moreirense 25 7 10 8 24 31 13 3 8 2 16 17 12 4 2 6 8 14 -7 31
9 Gil Vicente 25 8 4 13 24 31 12 4 2 6 10 12 13 4 2 7 14 19 -7 28
10 Tondela 25 8 4 13 25 40 12 7 2 3 13 10 13 1 2 10 12 30 -15 28
11 Rio Ave 25 6 9 10 19 28 13 4 4 5 11 12 12 2 5 5 8 16 -9 27
12 Portimonense 25 7 5 13 27 31 12 5 3 4 15 10 13 2 2 9 12 21 -4 26
13 Belenenses 25 5 11 9 14 23 13 3 5 5 10 15 12 2 6 4 4 8 -9 26
14 Famalicão 25 6 8 11 26 37 13 2 6 5 13 21 12 4 2 6 13 16 -11 26
15 Boavista 25 5 9 11 26 37 12 3 2 7 10 17 13 2 7 4 16 20 -11 24
16 Farense 25 5 7 13 24 34 13 3 4 6 15 16 12 2 3 7 9 18 -10 22
17 Nacional 25 5 6 14 23 39 13 3 3 7 16 24 12 2 3 7 7 15 -16 21
18 Maritimo 25 6 3 16 21 38 12 2 2 8 7 20 13 4 1 8 14 18 -17 21

Read more about Primeira Liga

The Primeira Liga, also known as Liga NOS, is the top level of football in Portugal. It has 18 teams each playing 34 fixtures to decide the final league table. Portuguese football is dominated by “The Big Three”: Benfica, Porto and Sporting CP (Lisbon). These three clubs generally end up in the top three positions.