Maritimo vs Aves
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 2 February 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Estádio dos Barreiros (Funchal).
Aves can slump no further down the table as they have hit rock bottom with just nine points to their name. With the visitors also sporting the worst away statistics in the table, Maritimo are likely to eye all three points for the taking on Sunday.
Maritimo vs Aves Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash saw Aves pick up a 3-1 win.
- Three out of their past five meetings have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in two of their previous six fixtures.
- Four of their last ten encounters have ended as a tie.
- Aves have registered the win in just two of their past ten games. (W-2, D-4, L-4)
Maritimo vs Aves Prediction
Maritimo had their five-match unbeaten streak brought to an abrupt halt by Sporting on the road last week after Cristian Borja scored the goal of the game. The hosts failed to get things going in that latter clash and miserably finished the ninety minutes with just four measly shots at goal, only half of which were on target.
With just two wins from their past ten encounters, the home team are currently sitting thirteenth on the ladder.
On the other hand, Aves have been faring a lot worse in their respective campaign. The guests were at the losing end yet again in their most recent clash with Boavista who edged past them with a 1-0 scoreline.
It is also worth mentioning that the visitors are the worst side in the cluster and have just three wins to boast of in the first division so far. Piling on even more misery, Aves are yet to taste success on the road this season.
Disappointingly, they have admitted defeat in each of their last nine outings. Seven of which, have been by a narrow one-goal margin.
Taking into account that the hosts have not lost at home since their 3-1 defeat to Belenenses back in September, it looks like Aves have their work cut out for them this week.
Be that as it may, Maritimo have shared the spoils in four of their last five fixtures here. Considering that the reverse fixture of this matchup also went in favor of Aves, it will be safer to back a draw no bet in this one.
Furthermore, the hosts have been keeping a tight backline at home this season. Impressively, they have kept a clean sheet in each of their past two games here, and have conceded just five goals from their previous six fixtures as well.
Meanwhile, Aves have lost without so much as a consolation goal in half of their previous four outings in the top flight. As such, expect fewer than 2.5 goals on the scorecards by all means.
Maritimo vs Aves Betting tips
Draw no bet: Maritimo @ 1.40 (2/5)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.60 (3/5).