Benfica have been simply too good in the Primeira Liga this season, but their title credentials will be sorely put to the test in this Friday night clash.
So far, Roger Schmidt’s team have been near-flawless, winning 12 of 13 league matches, only dropping points in a goalless draw with Vitória de Guimarães.
Meantime, the Eagles have topped their Champions League group, above Paris Saint-Germain, and are through to the Taça de Portugal fifth round.
Back in the Primeria Liga, Benfica have won their last five outings, scoring 18 goals, so sit eight points clear of FC Porto.
Braga though are just a point further back, seeking to break up Os Três Grandes’ dominance.
The Archbishops have finished exactly fourth eight times since 2011; their highest finishes in this period being third (2012 & 2020).
Right now, Artur Jorge’s team are in the top three, three points clear of Sporting, although they’ve lost three of their last six league outings.
Will Benfica leave Estádio Municipal de Braga with a massive statement victory?