Braga hosts Pacos de Ferreira in round 31 of the Portuguese Primeira Liga. The match will be played on Tuesday, May 4th at Estadio Municipal de Braga (Braga).
Braga was successful in the previous season. Even though Ruben Amorim (he managed to win the League Cup for the club) was bought by Sporting, the Archbishops managed to rise to 3rd place. But it provided only a direct ticket to the Europa League at that time. Now Portugal has managed to outstrip Russia in the ranking, and the bronze medalist will have a chance to qualify for the Champions League. For a long time, Carlos Carvalhal's charges butted with Porto and Benfica for the right to remain in the 3rd position of the Primeira Liga standings. But Braga lost its momentum in March and April. There was only one victory in five rounds, and then a few defeats happened. Now the gap to the Eagles looks unreachable.
Pacos de Ferreira started four times in European Cups in 2007-2013. And the Beavers even took part in the group stage of the Europa League, where they fought with Dnipro (a year earlier they -played against Zenit in the qualification). Then there was a recession, and Pacos even had to visit the 2nd division, but not for long. Having returned to Primeira in 2019, the team managed to take 13th place. There was hope among the fans that progress would continue. But no one thought that Pasos de Ferreira would go right after the quartet of the usual leaders. There was a failure in April, as the Beavers suffered four defeats in a row. But Vitoria Guimaraes could not take advantage of this and did not catch up with the competitor. And at the end of the month, Pepa's men regained good shape. And several victories will allow them to return to European Cups.
Braga won four out of five head-to-head matches in previous years. But in January, Pasos de Ferreira was able to win at home, scoring two unanswered goals after the break. Although the clubs are located on adjacent steps in the standings, the class difference is extremely large. And this must be confirmed by Braga, which should win with a confident goal difference.
Bet Type: 3Way - result
Best Odds: 1.53 at
Stake: 2% bankroll (40 Units)
Date/Time: 05-May-2021 20:00 CET
Event Result: 1:1(0:1)
Profit: -40.00 Units