Maritimo vs Belenenses SAD
Portugal Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 19 December 2020
Kick-Off at 15.00 UK
Venue: Estadio dos Barreiros, Funchal.
After one-week break, Portuguese Primeira Liga resumes this weekend. Saturday’s action is going to be opened in Funchal where fallen Maritimo welcome Belenenses. Hosts are currently sitting at the bottom of the table after gathering only seven points from nine games, and surely they want to exit the relegation zone as soon as possible. They were quite unlucky with some of the most recent losses, as last three duels ended with 1-2 score.
As for the opposition, Belenenses are 8th on the table but the current gap between them and hosts is so small – only four points. However, they did collect solid number of points in the last four outings (six), so it’s reasonable for the fans to expect positive result. Maritimo are labelled as warm favorites for the win at 2.37 odds.
Maritimo vs Belenenses SAD Head-to-head
Six out of the last seven head to head encounters between these two opponents ended with low number of goals and Under 2.5.
The most recent one was played in Belenenses in February and hosts won it narrowly 1-0.
When it comes to all time stats, Maritimo have 15 victories and 19 losses in 45 matches. They haven’t been particularly successful at home so far.
Maritimo vs Belenenses SAD Prediction
Even though their standings are much worse, Maritimo have scored more goals than Belenenses by double – ten in nine matches. Their weak link is defense which conceded fifteen times with just one clean sheet in the last eleven Primeira Liga matches. A big majority of points was secured at this stadium where they have a record of one victory, one draw and two losses.
Belenenses have caused a big upset in the previous round by beating Sporting Braga at home 2-1. Goals were scored by Miguel Cardoso and Afonso Sousa in the first half. Overall this squad prefers very defensive approach to all their matches, so we feel that Under 2.5 goals is a big banker bet priced at 1.57. Home win is going to be our value bet selection. Maritimo definitely have the quality to get out of relegation zone soon.
Maritimo vs Belenenses SAD Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.57
Home win @ 2.37.