Braga vs Nacional Free Betting Tips
With three points conquered in the triumph before the Tondela in the opening day of the group stage of this edition of the League Cup, Braga leads Group B of the competition.
With two points more than Nacional and Vitória de Setúbal, and are therefore well on the way to qualifying and can even take a giant step in that direction if they win the three points in this reception to Madeira.
Abel Ferreira’s team comes from a draw in a derby with Vitória de Guimarães, in a game in which despite the loss of points gave to maintain the excellent record that Braga have had in the championship, where it occupies the 2nd place with the same 18 points of the leader Porto.
This match takes place four days after the match in Guimarães and in the anteroom of the reception of next Sunday to Vitória de Setúbal, in game to count for the 10th matchday of Liga NOS.
Already Nacional is experiencing a period of great instability, in a record of 11 official matches in the new season where he only managed to win two victories.
On the first day of the Allianz Cup, the Madeira Islanders drew 3-3 at home to Vitória de Setúbal in a game where they lost a three-goal lead after winning 3-0 before the 40th minute.
In a sequence of seven games without a win, where they were thrashed at home by Santa Clara and eliminated from the Portuguese Cup in the penalty shootout against Lusitano de Vildemoinhos, Nacional arrives in Braga after a new defeat for the championship last Friday, of Portimonense, by 1-0.
The next game of the championship brings, theoretically, new difficulties added to the set of Costinha, which has been strongly challenged by the club’s supporters before, as it is held in Vila do Conde, in front of Rio Ave, and is scheduled for the next Monday.
Sporting Braga come to this game after a period of lesser glow, where the team put their feet on the ground a little after having led the league in isolation and having won two great victories at home against Sporting and Jamor against the Belenenses with 3-0 and a great display.
After this period, the Bracarans come from two draws for the championship, against Rio Ave and Vitória de Guimarães, having conquered a difficult qualification in the Portuguese Cup against Felgueiras 1932.
Nacional are under pressure and knowing that only one victory leaves the team able to fight for the final four of the League Cup, as the draw maintains Braga by two points before the two of them moved to Tondela in the decisions.
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I believe that Braga will try to get strong and despite being a match for a competition that many devalue, I liked Abel’s speech in anticipation of this match, reinforcing the need to act in an extremely concentrated and respectful way before an opponent who created difficulties in the game between both for the championship. A game that happened in a period of instability in Braga, in the middle of the tie lost to Zorya, and even though the home team won 4-2.
After two and a half months, Abel’s team is defensively much more cohesive and animally stronger.
Working at home, I believe he will press the Nacional early, acting as he has accustomed us in every game.
The people of Madeira have had great defensive problems and at such a delicate moment I believe that individual mistakes will happen and jeopardize the performance of the team in an already difficult move for any team.
Thus, I believe that Braga will live up to its favoritism and will be able to win the game with enough peace of mind, because when you catch on advantage you will have a National to shake from all sides and I predict some ease on the part of Braga to close the game.
Insider Tips: Braga AH -1.5