Maritimo vs Belenenses
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 22 September 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Estadio dos Barreiros (Funchal).
Maritimo look to be enjoying their time at the start of the new Primeira Liga campaign. They sit fifth in the league ladder with three wins in four games and have a nice opportunity to keep such form going on Saturday evening when Belenenses come to visit Estadio dos Barreiros.
The Bethlehem come into this winless in three games after failing to find the back of the net on more than one occasion in last two outings against Moreirense and Vitoria Setubal. They took four of five points on travels, though. The trip to Funchal will, however, be their biggest away test in this term. Knowing they’ve struggled for success on the road in the previous term of Primeira Liga, we can hardly imagine them grabbing a positive result here. Belenenses won 2, drew 5 and lost 10 of 17 away matches in the league last season.
Maritimo vs Belenenses: Head-to-head
Just one goal was seen in past three head to head affairs between these two likes.
None of last five H2H encounters brought the both teams to score option.
Last two H2H games ended in goalless draws.
Belenenses lead the head to head tie by three wins ahead of 42nd encounter with O Maior das Ilhas.
Maritimo were more successful in clashes at Estadio dos Barreiros winning 9 and losing 6 of 20 there.
Maritimo vs Belenenses: Prediction
We have to recognize the value of the 1.90 odds offered for the home victory here. Estadio dos Barreiros was a tough fortress to conquer last season. Maritimo won 10, drew 4 and lost only 3 of 17 home games in the previous term of Primeira Liga.
They started the new season in a promising fashion winning three of four games. They conceded just one goal in last two games and they won both home ties so far in the season (against Santa Clara and Chaves).
Knowing that Belenenses are struggling for goals at this stage of the season, the alternative bet will be Maritimo to keep a clean sheet at the 2.25 odds. Only one goal was seen in past three head to head encounters meaning you can also try with the Under 2.5 goals FT bet at 1.61.
Maritimo vs Belenenses: Bet Tips
• Maritimo to win @ 1.90 (9/10)
• Maritimo to keep a clean sheet @ 2.25 (5/4).