It’s early to say that something has changed in Portugal, but we certainly were not very used to having a quartet at the top of the table and above all to see Benfica out of the first two. As said the distances are not excessive, far from it, but the first port is hardly more news, while we can not say the same as the second Sporting Lisbon. The Benfica has to settle for the third position currently and is joined by Sporting Braga, who can take advantage of the direct clash to try to make the trip to the Eagles …
Braga has thirty-seven points against forty Benfica: winning the Sporting hooked the Eagles in the standings …
The Port of points has already forty-five and Sporting Lisbon forty-three: clear that neither Braga nor Benfica can afford to lose the pace.
Attention to Sporting Braga in the home version: eight wins out of nine games played in front of their audience.
At home, in fact, the Sporting Braga has won all, losing only one, for another against the leaders Porto (and only for 0-1).
The Braga, however, in the nine games played in front of its audience has collected only five goals. Only two more than those suffered by Benfica in the nine away games played so far.
The statistics of the two defenses are clear. When you face two big players in the Portuguese league it is often tactical matches. Even this should not escape the rule and for this we play the Under 1.5 first half, waiting for the race to break in the second half.