Maritimo vs Portimonense
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Monday, 5 February 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK
Venue: Estadio dos Barreiros (Funchal).
Maritimo have continued the slump making it six games on the bounce without a victory in Primeira Liga on Wednesday evening when they fell 2-1 away at Boavista. The team has thus dropped down to the sixth position in the league standings which is a huge disappointment after a promising start to the campaign.
Daniel Ramos’ job is rumoured to be on the line and he will be desperate to see his men finally return on the winning ways this Monday against Portimonense. Nonetheless, this will be quite a challenging task for the hosts given that Vitor Oliveira’s men will come into this high on confidence after clinching a demolishing 4-1 victory over Rio Ave seven days ago at Estadio Municipal de Portimao.
Maritimo’s chance will lie in Portimonense’s poor form away from home where they are yet to claim a three-pointer in this term of Primeira Liga. Moreover, the visitors have failed to find the back of the net in three of last four games on travels and they’ve generally lost six and drawn four of ten matches on the road so far in the season.
Maritimo have kept clean sheets in four of last five home outings in Primeira and we believe they might just rely on the defensive line to get the spoils against Portimonense here.
Maritimo vs Portimonense: Head-to-head
Maritimo have won two, drawn one and lost one of four H2H encounters with Portimonense.
Three of these four ties have seen both teams on the scoreline.
Maritimo have scored five goals in last two wins over Portimonense.
Maritimo vs Portimonense: Prediction
There is a massive value in backing the home win at the odds of 2.70 here since Portimonense have really been poor in travels in this season.
We will also back maritime to keep another clean sheet (four in last five league ties) at home against an outfit that has struggled with the efficiency in the final third on travels.
Maritimo vs Portimonense: Bet Tips
Maritimo to win @ 2.70
Maritimo to keep a clean sheet @ 3.00