FC Porto vs Maritimo: Preview and Prediction

FC Porto vs Maritimo: Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips-15th December 2016

FC Porto vs Maritimo
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Thursday, 15th December 2016
Kick-off at 20:30 UK
Venue: Estadio do Dragao, Porto.

FC Porto will look to extend their unbeaten run when they host Maritimo for the Portuguese Primeira Liga fixture on Thursday evening, 15th December 2016.

The things are finally looking good for FC Porto after a mini-slump in November. The Dragons defeated a relegation threatened Feirense by 4 goals to nil on the weekend to stretch their unbeaten run in the league to 10 matches. They won 2 matches in a row now, but the previous three were draws. Porto are currently second on the log, 4 point behind the league leaders Benfica.

Maritimo are performing slightly above expectations at the moment and are currently 8th in the league table with 17 points to their name. They lost by a narrow 1-0 margin in the away match at Belenenses last weekend which put an end to their 3 match unbeaten run. However, Maritimo are a better side at home and struggled in their away matches so far. They are currently without a win in the last 3 away games with 2 losses and a draw.

Porto vs Maritimo: Head-to-head stats

Porto have dominated Maritimo in the recent history and picked up 32 wins from the 48 meetings against them in all competitions. While Maritimo managed 9 wins, while 7 were draws.

While playing at home, Porto have an even better record with 22 wins from 24 meetings and were defeated and held to a draw just once. The lone defeat came in one of the three cup matches, which means Porto can boast of a longstanding unbeaten record at home against Maritimo in 21 Portuguese Primeira Liga matches.

Porto vs Maritimo: Head-to-head stats

Porto are currently on a scoring spree after scoring 9 goals in their last two matches. And at the same time, they haven’t conceded in their last 6 matches in all competitions. Maritimo have some serious problems in their attacking department especially in away games. They have managed only 2 goals from their 7 away league games this season.

It is pretty evident from the statistics that Porto will run out winners here and most likely with a clean sheet.

Porto vs Maritimo: Prediction

Half-Time/Full-Time – Porto/Porto at 1.62 (5/8).

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