Rio Ave – Braga : Preview & Prediction
Sporting Braga, 4th and holder of the last European ticket for the Europa League, has a great opportunity to eliminate a direct competitor in European places. Visitors could relegate Rio Ave, 6th, 9 lengths to 5 days from the end of the season in the event of a victory and would take a big step towards this C3 goal. Rio Ave has not won on its lawn since 5 receptions, chaining 3 draws against Famaliçao (2-2), Sporting (1-1) and Belenenses (0-0) then 2 losses against Ferreira (2-3) and Benfica (1-2). Painfully victorious at Setubal (2-1) on the last day, Taremi’s partners (11 goals) will have the difficult part against a Sporting Braga team victorious in the last two oppositions. The current 4th has just taken 4 points in the last two days on the Famaliçao field (0-0) and against Vitoria Guimaraes (3-2) on June 25. The formation of Micael Sequeira has been traveling well in recent weeks since it has gleaned 16 points out of 21 at stake in Belenenses (7-1), Porto (2-1), Moreirense (2-1), Benfica (1- 0), Maritimo (2-1) and Famaliçao (0-0). Sporting Braga, which has only lost to Santa Clara (3-2) in its last 7 trips in the league, will want to do whatever it takes to pocket 3 new points which could prove decisive in the race for Europe .
Sporting Braga has the opportunity to relegate its opponent of the day to 9 points in the event of victory and to eliminate it practically from the race for European places.
Sporting Braga won 2-0 at home in the first leg.
Sporting Braga won 2-1 at Rio Ave last season.
Rio Ave has not won at home in the league since 5 receptions (3 draws and 2 losses).
Rio Ave remains on 2 setbacks on its lands, ongoing series.
Braga have won 5 of their last 7 away matches in Liga Sagrès.
Sporting Braga should be able to line up a third straight win against Rio Ave.
Rio Ave – Braga : Betting Tips
Braga – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70