Benfica vs Maritimo Predictions and Match Preview

Benfica vs Maritimo
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Monday, 22nd April 2019
Kick-off at 20.15 UK/ 21.15 CET
Venue: Estádio da Luz (Lisabon).

Benfica is in the hunt for the league title. Though they are stuck with Porto as far as points are concerned, the former has a huge lead in goal difference. Moreover, Porto is disheartened from their Champions League Quarter Final loss to Liverpool. If the toppers could cash in on this state of demotivation of their fiercest challengers, the title would be in their grasp come the end of the season.

Maritimo occupies a modest mid-table position in the Primeira Liga standings and has been completely unsatisfactory on the road in recent match-days. On top of that, the reality that they are taking on the potential champions will act detrimental to whatever will they have left to fight.

Benfica vs Maritimo Head-to-head (h2h)

  • 30 of the last 33 wins went to Benfica.
  • Nine of the last eleven Benfica wins were recorded to nil.
  • Benfica won 21 of the 25 encounters at this venue, with the remaining four were drawn.
  • 21 of the 25 games also saw the hosts recording two or more goals.

Benfica vs Maritimo Prediction

With just five matches remaining in the league, Benfica and Porto are locked in for the title race. Both have posted the same number of points, but the former has a far better goal difference. In addition, Porto is recovering from their CL exit, whereas Benfica is in pole position to proceed further in their European expedition. The team will want to keep the momentum going and record a huge win.

The team has been the best in the country this season. They have scored the most number of goals, 81, with the next best being 61. At home, while Benfica managed 48 goals so far, the next better return was 35 by Sporting. Going on, h2h ties overwhelmingly put Benfica as the favorite.

They registered 30 of the last 33 h2h wins and holds a 100% unbeaten record at this venue. Of the 25 times these two met here, 21 ended in home wins, and the remaining four were drawn. Also, 21 of these 25 matches saw Benfica recording two or more goals, and the combined scoreline for the last four h2h fixtures at this stadium is 20-0.

Finally, Benfica is on an unbeaten run at home for the last ten match-days, whereas Maritimo was winless in 18 of their last 22 road trips. By all means, expect a huge win for the hosts.

Benfica vs Maritimo Betting Tips

  • Half Time Result: Benfica to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Benfica to Score in Both Halves @ 1.60 (3/5).
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