Benfica vs Braga for the Portuguese Primeira Liga championship match on Saturday at Luz Stadium.
The club hosts Braga at Estádio da Luz for the 21st round of the Primeira Liga.
Benfica occupies 1st place, in the Primeira Liga, with 54 points won, adding 15 wins and 2 losses. It has 49 goals scored and 11 conceded.
Benfica enters this game with the pressure to win points to continue in the lead, isolated ahead four points of its rival FC Porto.
In the last round, the team was defeated by Porto in the league for the second time this season, losing 3-2 away from home.
This is a team little affected by the home factor. That is, it presents similar results at home and away.
In the last 10 home matches for the league, Benfica has registered 9 wins and 1 loss. In this competition, it has a sequence of 8 wins in the last home matches.
Benfica, in the last matches with Braga, has obtained excellent results, in September of this year it beat Braga in the first round away by 0-4.
Braga occupies the 4th place, in the Primeira Liga, with 34 points won, adding 10 wins, 4 draws, and 6 losses. It has 32 goals scored and 23 conceded.
Braga reaches this match 1 point away from the third place occupied by Sporting, which gives access to the playoffs for the Champions League.
The team enters the game with five wins and a draw in its last six games and looks even more confident after the victory in the League Cup final against FC Porto.
This is a team that has curiously been stronger away than at home. In the last 10 away matches for the championship, Braga registers 5 wins, 1 draw, and 4 losses.
The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 games, the reason why it has not presented great defensive solidity. Still, its attack has scored regularly, since it managed to finish in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition.
Coach Ruben Amorim, since he is in charge of Braga, has done good results, and has led Braga to rise in the league table.
This will be a balanced game between two teams at the top of the league table.
Benfica only depends on itself to be champion and will try to win every game until the end of the season.
I think that in this game, we will have goals from both teams.