After three consecutive wins, Portimonense comes from a 2:1 defeat away to Maritimo. It actually needs to be said that they were far better but lacked offensively concrete things, while the hosts were breaking them on counters. The side is at eight position just five less than fifth Moreirense.
Braga didn’t have many problems winning over Boavista at home 1:0 last Sunday evening. The only goal was scored in the 25th via Horta, while the game itself didn’t look very interesting from that moment on, with the guests having some semi-tries. Braga is six points behind Porto, with just a point more than Benfica.
Offensive midfielder Nakajima (13/5) is injured for the hosts, while midfielder Tabata and forward Henrique are long-term absentees without performing anyway. The visitors are missing goalkeeper Matheus (3/0) and midfielders Xadas (4/0) and Esgaio (13/0).
Portimonense have seen over 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches against Braga.
Braga will be chasing a victory here, while Portimonense anyway remains one of the more potent sides in the attack, especially when at home. Both teams scoring and over goals seems like a perfect choice for this one.