Chaves vs Maritimo
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 2nd February 2019
Kick-off at 15.30 UK/ 16.30 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Chaves (Chaves).
The Flavienses have nothing left to gain, as they are on the verge of possible relegation from the top tier.
Tiago Fernandes and his troops are going through a rough patch with 12 losses in this season alone. Valentes Trasmontanos’s finishing scoring opportunities and keeping possession of the ball have been their weakness throughout the season. Defending set pieces and protecting the lead has been the only encouraging signs for the home as far it goes.
Team from Madeira just started to find their feet with couple of wins after a 10-match losing streak. Maritimo’s forward line has been struggling to find the back of the net, scoring only 12 this season. This makes them one of the worst goal-scoring teams in the league itself. Armando Teixeira will have to boost his men’s confidence and try new combination upfront.
This will be a cagy affair as both teams will play for single points. They will adapt more defensive style of play to thwart each other’s attacking game.
Chaves vs Maritimo Head-to-head (h2h)
Flavienses leads the opponent 3 to nil in the last five encounters.
At Estadio Municipal de Chaves, Chaves never lost a h2h tie.
Over 2.5 goals per game have been scored in 4 out of last 5 matches.
The home side just conceded 2 goals in total against Maritimo, at Estadio Municipal de Chaves.
Chaves vs Maritimo Prediction
History favors the home side, but their recent results suggest something else over all. They are languishing at the bottom of the table with the most awful goal conversion rate. So we can expect them not to score any goal in this match too. On the other hand, team from Madeira will be playing defensive style to gather some vital points to maintain mid-table position as of now.
Defensive tactics of both managers will be to concede fewer goals and take control of the game. The game will turn out to be more physical and less attractive to watch. Aggressive fouls will be committed to break each other’s play and referee will have his authority on this match to maintain its flow.
Chaves vs Maritimo Betting Tips
Draw @ 3.10 (21/10)
Under 2.5 Goals @ 2.75 (7/4).