Maritimo vs Benfica Prediction & Match Preview

Maritimo vs Benfica
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Monday, 30 November 2020
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Estádio dos Barreiros.

The Eagles have been the best team in Portugal along with the likes of Porto for the past several years. They had finished runners-up in the league in 2019-20, and they had begun their new campaign on a phenomenal note – five straight wins.

Expectedly they were at the top of the table, and till then they had let in a total of just three goals.

However, they lost the next two fixtures after that, conceding six goals in the process – and now they are placed third in the table.

The team will be desperate to get back to their winning track, and reclaim their first spot as well.

It helps that they are taking on one of the worst teams in the competition – the Lions of Almirante Reis, who are placed just above the relegation zone. Moreover, Jorge Jesus’s men also have a great h2h record against this rival over the years.

As such, expect the wounded Benfica to deliver a huge win this weekend.

Maritimo vs Benfica: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The Eagles had recorded 32 of the preceding 36 overall wins.
  • They have scored a total of 16 goals from the previous five games alone.
  • They have kept clean sheets in four of the former five fixtures.
  • At this venue, the guests had registered 12 of the preceding 16 wins.

Maritimo vs Benfica: Prediction

Jesus’s men have been one of the best teams in the Portuguese top flight for the past several years, and they also had won 14 of their preceding 20 games. On the road, they had won four of their last six fixtures, and most importantly, they had recorded a massive 32 of the last 36 previous h2h wins.

On the other hand, their counterparts are winless in their preceding five match-ups, and they remained so in ten of their last thirteen overall games.

In fact, Lito Vidigal’s men are a perennial relegation-battler in the Primeira Liga. By all means, count on Benfica to post a huge win, and score in plenty as well.

Maritimo vs Benfica: Betting Tips

  • Benfica -0.5, -1 Asian Handicap @ 1.40 (2/5)
  • Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.67 (2/3).