Maritimo vs Famalicao
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 25 July 2020
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Estádio dos Barreiros.
Vila Nova are placed fifth in the table at the moment, in possession of the final European spot. After the spectacular season they have had, the team deserves to represent Portugal in the continent.
However, they are being chased by Rio Ave in the sixth spot, who are trailing by just one point. As such, Joao Pedro Sousa’s men need to win this final fixture in order to finish in the top-five.
Considering that they are taking on Jose Gomes’s men, who have struggled throughout the campaign to show consistency, it’s expected that Famalicao will be winning their final league fixture.
Maritimo vs Famalicao: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture had ended in a 1-1 draw.
- Sousa’s men have an unbeaten record against this opponent.
- Not once have the hosts scored a goal at this venue so far.
Maritimo vs Famalicao: Prediction
Gomes’s men were winless in 23 of their last 30 overall games, and they had failed to score in their latest two fixtures. At home, all through this season they could manage a total of just five wins as well.
They are currently placed 12th in the table, and have been ruled out of contention for Europe long ago. On the other hand, their counterparts used to be at the top of the table early in the season, and have been one of the best teams in the league this campaign.
They were also unbeaten in ten of their previous eleven overall match-ups, and they had won three of their preceding four road trips as well.
In addition, they have a 100% unbeaten record against this rival, and not once have they conceded goals from this team at this venue.
Taking into account these observations, expect Famalicao to win this crucial game, and thus qualify for the Europa League.
Maritimo vs Famalicao: Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Famalicao @ 1.40 (2/5)
Famalicao to Score in First Half @ 1.83 (5/6).