League: Portuguese Primeira Liga
Braga – Sporting Lisbon
Pick: Under 2.5 Match goals
REASON FOR THIS FREE TIP:
Another draw on the cards for stuttering Sporting
Sporting Libson travel to Braga this weekend to try and keep their Primeira Liga title challenge on course at Estadio Municipal de Braga.
Braga are on a great run of form with a loss against Benfica in March being their only loss in their last 14 games. This run has kept them in touch with the top three and they are still in the running for both the Champions League and Europa League places. Three of Braga’s last five games have seen under 2.5 goals.
Sporting haven’t been beaten this season but they have found games hard to win in recent weeks with three draws in their last four games. This has cut their lead at the top to just six points and they need to get back to winning ways to keep Porto at bay. Sporting games haven’t featured many goals in recent weeks either with six of their last eight seeing under 2.5 goals.
This match looks as though it could be a really tight one with both sides finding it hard to win but avoiding losing in recent weeks. We think this could lead to a lack of chances for both sides and, with the last three encounters between these two sides featuring under 2.5 goals, we’re backing the same outcome in this tie. We’re forecasting a final score of 1-1, a result which won’t really suit either side.