Maritimo vs Portimonense
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 5 January 2019
Kick-Off at 20:30 UK / 21:30 CET
Venue: Estadio dos Barreiros (Funchal).
Portimonense continued their superb form on Wednesday evening when they took a massive Benfica scalp.
Antonio Folha’s men took advantage of a pair of first-half own goals from Ruben Dias and Jardel to seal their third consecutive win in the competition. The streak lifted the team up to 7th place in Primeira Liga standings.
The team from Portimao will have a nice chance to keep it going and make it four in a row on Saturday evening when they travel to Funchal to take on struggling Maritimo side.
Maritimo on the other hand have not been pulling up any trees so far in the season. They dropped into the red zone after losing three on the bounce in Primeira Liga. They are on a dreadful streak of ten losses and one draw in last eleven matches in all competitions.
The lack of ideas in the build-up play is the main reason for such a horrendous thread from the hosts. The team scored only two goals in past nine outings across competitions.
Maritimo vs Portimonense: Head-to-head
Portimonense picked up a huge 0-3 victory when these two likes last met each other in February last year at Estadio dos Barreiros.
Teams have two wins apiece coming into their sixth head to head encounter.
Three or more goals were seen in all of past three H2H meetings.
Maritimo vs Portimonense: Prediction
Portimonense kept their net untouched in last two league ties, including the mentioned victory over the likes of Benfica in mid-week. They are up against a team which failed to score more than twice in last nine games.
Furthermore, O Maior ds Ilhas notched only four goals in eight home matches this term. The value is thus massive with Portimonense to keep a clean sheet at the odds of 3.40.
The visitors are 3.00 to claim the spoils and 1.57 not to lose the match against such an out-of-form opposition.
Maritimo vs Portimonense: Bet Tips
Portimonense or Draw @ 1.57 (4/7)
Portimonense to keep a clean sheet @ 3.40 (12/5).