Braga vs Moreirense Portuguese Primeira Liga Date: 30 January 2022, Sunday Kick-off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET Venue: Estadio Municipal de Braga (Braga).
Sporting Braga made a big upset last weekend by beating reigning champions Sporting Lisbon 1-2 on the road.
Substitute Jean Gorby notched the winner in the seventh minute of added time at Estadio Jose Alvalade.
Carlos Carvalhal’s men thus successfully rebounded from an unexpected home defeat to Maritimo (0-1) two weeks ago.
Braga are now five points ahead of fifth-placed Gil Vicente. Third-placed Benfica are, however, nine points above.
The home fixture against Moreirense provides the hosts with a great opportunity to make it back-to-back league wins.
The visitors sit right on the brink of the relegation area and they will travel to Estadio Municipal de Braga off of another disappointing defeat.
Sa Pinto’s troops fell 0-2 at home to Santa Clara last weekend. To make things worse, reliable center-back Steven Vitoria got sent off and won’t be available for this clash in Braga.
Moreirense have lost five of the last seven away fixtures in all competitions and there is really not much to suggest a positive outcome for them on Sunday.
Braga have conceded only 9 goals in 10 home outings so far in the season. Since Moreirense did not show much offensively in the previous round at home against Santa Clara, we are pessimistic regarding their chances of scoring a goal on Sunday against Braga.
Braga vs Moreirense Head-to-head
Tradition also backs Sporting Braga who have been the dominant force in the history of this matchup.
Braga won 9, drew 3, and lost 1 of the last 13 home clashes against Moreirense.
Braga will go into this on the back of six consecutive victories over Moreirense.
Braga vs Moreirense Prediction
Braga head into this as huge favorites to claim the spoils, especially after the big victory over Sporting Lisbon away at Estadio Jose Alvalade last weekend. The hosts have won six straight games against Moreirense and we expect them to keep this streak going and record another win in a commanding fashion.
Since Braga have generally been tough to break down at home throughout the season, we will back the home win to nil as the standout pick at the 2.20 odds.
Braga vs Moreirense Tips
Braga to win to nil @ 2.20 (6/5)
Braga to win in -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 2.20 (6/5) odd.