Maritimo vs Benfica
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Monday, 29 June 2020
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Estadio dos Barreiros (Funchal).
Maritimo is prone to relegation in the league table this season. Meanwhile, Benfica will come in hot to possibly reach the top of the table with another three points.
Maritimo vs Benfica Match preview
With just one win in their last seven clashes in the campaign, Maritimo will only rely on hopes in winning the points to avoid relegation this season.
However, they must cope with a six-game winless streak against Benfica, especially in the latter’s recent two visits to Funchal in their h2h history.
The host was unbeaten in their recent two appearances at home, but an overall 4 wins in their 14 home matches so far in the campaign open doors for an easy win for the guests.
Benfica is the best away side in the campaign in sharp contrast with the home team. They are unbeaten in their last four tours in the campaign.
The visitor enjoys a 36 points lead over the host in the league table. Having lost only one of their 14 visits in the league so far, the Eagles will have an edge over Jose Gomes’s boys.
Maritimo vs Benfica Head-to-head (h2h)
- The guest is unbeaten in their last 7 overall meetings.
- Their last four matches saw the host giving away clean sheets.
- The host has recorded one of the last five wins at home.
- Their previous encounter gave a 4-0 home win for Benfica.
Maritimo vs Benfica Prediction
Maritime is just four points away from relegation’s edge in the league table as it stands. Their home ground advantage is futile against the reigning champions coming in hot at them.
In the reverse fixture this season, their visit to Benfica was met with a massive 4-0 loss. It is not like they could, they could pay back even at home with their poor form.
The away win in full-time will be the best bet in the clash with 1.44 odds to yield decent returns in the game for the punters.
The Eagles have kept an average of 2.0 goals per match in their away fixtures in the campaign. The tip for over 1.5 goals by Benfica in ninety minutes will thus be a suitable option for the punters.
Maritimo vs Benfica Betting tips
Benfica to win @ 1.44 (4/9).
Over 1.5 goals by Benfica @ 1.57 (4/7).