This Saturday, the first placed Benfica are going to host the 4th placed Braga at home counting for the 21st round of Primeira Liga.
Having won 18 times and lost only twice, Benfica maintain their position at the top. In the last round, they were defeated by Porto. This was the second time they lost against Porto this season. Clearly, the Dragons are the kryptonite of Benfica. No other team than Porto have managed to get even a draw against them. They have also won the last 8 home matches in Primeira Liga. 4 days before their match against Braga, they will visit Famalicão on Taça de Portugal.
Braga, on the other hand, are on the rise. They are unbeaten in the last 9 matches in all competitions (8 victories). Having won 10 times, drawn 4 times, and lost 6 times, they have managed to gather 34 points, which put them 20 points behind Benfica. In the last round, they drew with Gil Vicente.
As much as I appreciate in-form Braga’s great run, what Benfica’s have been doing for the whole season is unprecedented. They are clearly better than anyone else in this competition. The only team that can match their power is Porto. Last but not least, I’d like to remind you that in the last 8 matches these two teams faced each other, Benfica won 7 times and the other match ended in a draw. All in all, I believe that Benfica will defeat his opponent in this round as well. If you want to place your winning bet for this prediction, sign up for the best betting software, VIP-IBC and catch the highest odds.