Maritimo – Braga BETTING TIPS (11.01.2017)
Maritimo and Braga measure their strength at the Barreiros Stadium in a meeting for this phase of the League Cup (Group stage). At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which has 3 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses in the last 6 games. However, the last time they faced in this stage was 06-11-2016, in a game for the First League, that ended the victory of the Marítimo by (1-0). The only goal of the match was scored by Edgar Costa (19 ‘). In this meeting the home factor could play an important role, since both teams present significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
After 1 win and 1 draw, the home team arrives at this 3rd round in the 1st position of Group C, with 4 points won. On the previous day, won at home against Rio Ave by (1-0), after in the first game of this group stage have tied for (1-1) away against Covilhã. This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when they play with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games has 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses as a visitor, with 11 goals scored and 21 conceded; Against 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 defeats in his stadium, with 18 goals scored and 17 conceded. In the last game that disputed, for the First Liga, gained the Estoril out by (0-1). In the last 10 home games, Marítimo has 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. His attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games. In the 13 games he played, he only managed 1 turnaround in 6 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 10 home games for all competitions there has been a period that stands out: suffered 4 of his 7 goals between the minutes (16′-30 ‘).
The Maritimo start to this day with a victory against Estoril, 0-1, thus adding the second consecutive triumph in official matches: Raúl Silva initialed the only goal of the team. In this match for the League Cup coach Daniel Ramos should play in the usual 4-2-3-1 with Djoussé the man responsible for tormenting the opponent’s defensive line. Dyego Sousa and Marício Antonio are the best Marítimo scorers with three goals scored so far. To advance in this competition, Madeira need to win or at least expect Rio Ave not to win the Covilhã. For this game the coach can not count on Edgar Costa, Mansour, Esquerdinha and Fábio China, all for injury.
The visiting team arrives at this third round of Group C in 2nd place, with 3 points won, after 1 win and 1 loss. In their first game of this group stage lost at home against Rio Ave by (1-2). In the second round, they won at home against Covilhã by (4-0). This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; Against 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in his stadium. The team arrives at this meeting after a draw with Nacional by (0-0). In the last 10 matches played for all competitions, Braga won 2, drew 4 and lost 4. Their attack has scored regularly, as they managed to make it 8 out of the last 10 matches. In their away games there is a tendency towards few goals, since 28 of their last 59 games finished with Less than 1.5 goals and 38 in 59 finished with Less than 2.5 goals.
The Braga team leaves for this game with a goalless draw against Nacional, adding the second game followed without losing in official matches. In this match, coach Jorge Simão should play in the usual 4-4-2, benefiting the organization of the possession of the ball and organized attacks, especially through the left aisle: Wilson Eduardo is a very fast and strong player in this type of transition. In addition, this player is the great highlight of Braga with 6 goals and 9 assists. To reach the final four, Braga must necessarily win this match. For this game the coach can not rely on Stojiljkovic, Hassan and Velázquez, players recovering from injury.