Moreirense vs Braga Match Preview
Moreirense vs Braga predictions for Wednesday’s match in the Primeira Liga. Visiting Braga will be full of confidence following their Taca da Liga Final victory over Porto on Saturday but hosts Moreirense will be hoping for an ‘after the Lord Major’s show’ performance from their guests as they are in need of points in the Primeira Liga. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Reason For Moreirense vs Braga Predictions
Moreirense have won 2 of their last 3 home games against Braga.
The hosts have had 11 days to prepare for Wednesday’s match.
Braga have just 4 days to rest, recuperate, and prepare for Wednesday’s match, following the Taca da Liga Final.
Both teams have scored and over 2.5 goals were produced in 3 of Moreirense’s and 5 of Braga’s last 6 matches.
Braga play their 4th match in the space of 12-days on Wednesday night
Moreirense drew 1-1 away at Tondela last time out but haven’t played since the 18th January, while Braga continued their winning run with a 1-0 victory in the Taca da Liga Final against Porto on Saturday but face a fourth match in the space of twelve days on Wednesday. The visitors head into the game as the form favourites but are bound to be tired following an intense run of fixtures and may well have over celebrated following that Taca da Liga win over Porto.
Moreirense have won two of their last three home games against Braga and three of the hosts’ and five of Braga’s last six matches in all competitions have seen both teams score and over 2.5 goals, so you can see why we have backed a 2-1 final scoreline for Wednesday’s clash. The hosts have only lost two of their eight home games in the league this season, picking up four wins, while Braga have already lost four times on the road and have only managed to secure one draw.
Moreirense average 1.75 points per home game, which is above the league average of 1.49 points, while Braga average 1.44 points per away game, so the double chance bet covers us if Moreirense fail to win and the game ends in a draw instead. However, only 11% of Braga’s away games have ended in a draw while 44% have ended in defeat so far this season, suggesting that Moreirense are in with a good chance of securing all 3pts on Wednesday.
Moreirense have only lost twice at home in the league this season
The hosts score an average of 1.75 goals per home game and concede an average of 1.38 goals, and we have predicted a final scoreline of 2-1 in favour of Moreirense which is backed up by these stats. 62% of the hosts’ home games have seen over 2.5 goals scored and 75% have seen both teams score, while 44% of Braga’s away games have produced goals for both sides.
Moreirense have kept clean sheets in just 25% of their home games so far this season and Braga have kept clean sheets in just 22% of their away matches, which is another reason we have backed a final scoreline in which both teams score this Wednesday. Exactly 3-goals have been scored in 38% of Moreirense’s home games as well as in 22% of Braga’s away games this season and a majority of the host’s wins this season (3) have been obtained with a 1-goal margin, while a majority of Braga’s defeats (4) had a 1-goal margin.
We’re confident that a double chance bet on the hosts is the best way to bet on Wednesday nights’ match and we have predicted a final scoreline of 2-1. Moreirense might not be the form favourites but they have had much longer to prepare for Wednesday’s clash compared to their guests. Braga are bound to have been celebrating their Taca da Liga victory at the weekend and with so many games in a short space of time we doubt their ability to claim a fifth away win of the campaign on Wednesday.