Maritimo vs Benfica Prediction & Match Preview

Maritimo vs Benfica Prediction and Match Preview Portuguese Primeira Liga by LeagueLane

Maritimo vs Benfica
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: 12 March 2023, Sunday
Kick-off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Estadio dos Barreiros (Funchal).

Maritimo host Benfica in a proper mismatch on Sunday evening at Estadio dos Barreiros. The difference in quality between the two outfits is massive and this should by all means a one-sided affair in the favor of the visitors.

Benfica are cruising towards their first Primeira Liga title since 2018/19. They are enjoying a fantastic campaign with 20 wins, 2 draws, and just 1 defeat in the opening 23 rounds of the competition.

The Eagles are as many as eight points clear atop the league table. They have also advanced to the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal with an impressive performance in the 5-1 drubbing of Club Brugge on Tuesday evening.

Roger Schmidt’s men have nine wins and a draw in the last ten outings across competitions. Each of these nine victories has come by at least two goals difference.

We have plenty of reasons to expect the continuation of such a trend this weekend when Benfica travel to Funchal to battle relegation-threatened Maritimo.

The hosts are third from bottom in the league table and they will go into this off the back of five defeats in the last six league outings.

Maritimo own the joint-worst attacking record in the league with 17 goals in 23 games. Benfica, on the other side, boast the best attacking and defensive record in the competition at the same time with a 58-13 goal difference.

Maritimo vs Benfica Head-to-head

  • Benfica have been the dominant force in the history of this matchup. They will go into this on the back of five subsequent victories over Maritimo.
  • The Eagles destroyed Maritimo 5-0 in the first half of the season at Estadio da Luz.
  • Maritimo scored just one goal in the previous four meetings with Benfica.

Maritimo vs Benfica Prediction

Everything points towards an easy job for the sovereign Primeira Liga leaders on Sunday and we have no other option but to back Benfica to have the lead at the half time and win the match at the end as the main pick at the odds of 1.83.

Since Benfica conceded only four goals in eleven league games on the road this term, we will also go with the away win to nil bet at the 1.90 odds.

Maritimo vs Benfica Betting Tips

  • HT/FT Benfica/Benfica @ 1.83 (5/6)
  • Benfica to win to nil @ 1.90 (9/10) odd.