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Braga vs Benfica prediction, odds and free betting tips 09/02/2023

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

Braga vs Benfica – Predictions, Odds & Best Betting Tips

Braga vs Benfica is a huge game at this stage of the Taca de Portugal with at least one big side dropping out of the competition. Which one of them will we be waving goodbye to though? Find out with our Braga vs Benfica preview here along with the predictions and free tips we mention along the way.

Braga to win

We kick off our tips for this game by picking the best value betting option in the match result market. For our money, that is unquestionably backing Braga to win. Both sides arrive into this game in good form with Braga having won four of their last five and losing once whilst Benfica have gone unbeaten across their past five with, like Braga, four wins. Braga being at home and holding a strong head to head record, which has seen them win three of the last four meetings, however, gives us confidence they’ll get the job done.

Over 2.5 goals

Our next tip is another that we feel offers really strong value. This tip comes from the total goals market and we are betting on the action going north of 2.5 goals. Both Braga and Benfica have seen four of their last five games go north of the 2.5 goal threshold whilst each of the last three head to head games have also gone over 2.5 goals. What is really interesting though is the average goals per game ratios. Braga sit at 3.8 goals per game across their past five, Benfica aren’t far behind at 3.0 goals per game. As for the head to head tracking, those recent trio of games average 3.0 goals per game.

Both teams to score

Our final prediction for this game sees us continuing on the goal theme but here we are betting on both teams to score. We’ve already touched on the strong form each store have shown lately and hitting the net on a regular basis has been a key component of those respective streaks. Braga have scored in eight of their last 10 games racking up 20 goals. Benfica meanwhile have also netted in eight of their last 10 games but with a total 17 goals across that period.

The best odds for Braga vs Benfica

Head to Head

06/05/23

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

pt

Benfica

pt

Braga

1

0

09/02/23

Portugal Cup Portugal

pt

Braga

pt

Benfica

1

1

28/12/22

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

pt

Braga

pt

Benfica

0

0

01/04/22

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

pt

Braga

pt

Benfica

3

2

07/11/21

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

pt

Benfica

pt

Braga

6

1

Last Five - Braga

18/02/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

pt

SC Farense

pt

Braga

1

2

W

15/02/24

UEFA Europa League UEL

az

FK Qarabag

pt

Braga

4

2

L

11/02/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

pt

Sporting

pt

Braga

5

0

L

04/02/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

pt

Moreirense

pt

Braga

0

1

W

31/01/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

pt

Chaves

pt

Braga

1

1

D

Last Five - Benfica

22/02/24

UEFA Europa League UEL

fr

Toulouse

pt

Benfica

0

0

D

18/02/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

pt

Vizela

pt

Benfica

1

6

W

15/02/24

UEFA Europa League UEL

fr

Toulouse

pt

Benfica

1

2

W

11/02/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

pt

Guimaraes

pt

Benfica

2

2

D

08/02/24

Portugal Cup Portugal

pt

Vizela

pt

Benfica

1

2

W

Braga vs Benfica: Team News

Braga

Braga were taken apart on February 1st as they shipped five goals against Sporting but, notably, they rebounded strongly against Familicao. With that most recent performance in mind, we can see close to an unchanged lineup in this game. Bruma, who scored twice in a 31 minute substitute appearance during that game, may be an exception.

Benfica

Benfica are in a good run of form right now and, generally speaking, you don’t try to fix what isn’t broken. With this being a cup game though, the experienced Nicolas Otamendi might be one player they think about resting given the rate with which games are arriving right now. Lucas Verissimo could be the man to step into his place.

The final word on Braga vs Benfica

Braga vs Benfica prediction

  • Who won the last head-to-head meeting? Braga
  • When is kick-off? 20:30 GMT
  • Where is the game being played? Estadio Municipal de Braga


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