Maritimo – Braga – Primeira Liga Prediction and Preview: 11th December 2017
Maritimo ranks 5th in the Primeira Liga, with 24 points in 13 championship games. The hosts are in a continuous drop in shape. After two consecutive draws in the championship, they ceded in the Portuguese Cup, 0-1 in front of CD Cova da Piedade. Portuguese R. Valente is the team’s top scorer in the championship, and he managed to score 4 times so far. The hosts can not rely on the injuries V. Lundberg, Baiano Fabricio and E. Bessa.
On the other hand, Braga is on the 4th position of the first league in Portugal, with 28 points scored after 13 stages. Guests are proving inconsistent lately. After a 3-0 victory over Ferreira, they defeated the Europa League, 2-1 on Basaksehir. Egyptian A. Hassan is the best scorer in the championship with 3 goals scored in 13 stages. W. Eduardo, Mauro and M. Bakic will not travel because of medical problems.
The two teams are inconsistent, so I expect a balanced game. It is difficult to predict a winner, and my prognosis will be based on goals.