Braga vs Maritimo
Braga got destroyed 6:2 in the previous Primeira Liga game away to Benfica a week ago, now wanting to bounce back immediately. They are six points behind leaders from Porto and just two away from second-placed Benfica. On Monday evening the side secured progress further in the League Cup competition with a 4:0 win away to Setubal.
Maritimo comes from a 2:1 defeat away to Tondela last time out, now having ten consecutive matches without a victory in Primeira, with just two points taken in those ten games. They are now tied up at the sixteenth position together with Aves.
Braga misses goalkeeper Matheus (3/0) and offensive midfielder Xadas (4/0). The guests have central defender Africo (12/1) suspended for this one. Goalkeeper Abedzadeh (13/0) is away with international duty.
Braga should be able to get a professional, convincing victory here without many threatening situations in front of own goal. Home win with a clean sheet looks very likely.
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Braga vs Maritimo prediction
|1 to nil||Bet365||1.72||8||2-0 WON (+5.76 units)|