Boavista vs Maritimo
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 12 January 2019
Kick-Off at 20:30 UK / 21:30 CET
Venue: Estadio do Bessa Seculo XXI (Porto).
Both Boavista and Maritimo have been struggling badly in this term of Portuguese Primeira Liga. They both sit just on the brink of the red zone coming into a true relegation six-pointer on Saturday night at Estadio do Bessa Seculo XXI.
The visitors finally managed to end a four-loss streak seven days ago when they dispatched Portimonense 2-1 on the home patch. Wingers Edgar Costa and Jorge Correa take credits for the win thanks to their first-half goals. O Maior das Ilhas managed to hold on to a two-goal lead until the very end as Portimonense could only find the late consolation goal through Paulinho in the second minute of the added time. Maritimo previously scored just one goal in four games in all competitions.
Boavista vs Maritimo: Head-to-head
Each of last three head to head games saw home teams snatching the spoils (Boavista twice and Maritimo once along).
Overall, O Maior das Ilhas lead the head to head tie by three wins coming into 38th encounter with Boavista.
Both teams scored just twice in last ten head to head affairs.
Boavista vs Maritimo: Prediction
The hosts are in a somewhat better position being two points above Maritimo in the league ladder. They dispatched Vitoria Setubal at the start of the year (ten days ago) 2-1 at home before providing a strong resistance to second-placed Sporting Braga on Sunday. Os Axadrezados only suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat to the likes of Braga on the road.
We have reasons to expect a huge battle at the center of the park and very few goal-scoring chances given teams’ form in this season. Boavista scored five and conceded five goals in seven home ties this term, while Maritimo only managed to find the back of the net on four occasions in eight away fixtures. The visitors won one, drew one and lost as many as six of eight outings on the road so far in the season.
A narrow home win to nil is our verdict here.
Boavista vs Maritimo: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.45 (9/20)
Boavista to win @ 2.15 (23/20).