Maritimo vs Santa Clara
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 7 December 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Estádio dos Barreiros (Funchal).
Both teams are placed in the bottom-most tier of the table and will consider this game an opportunity to post three points on the board. As such, expect a fierce encounter this Sunday, with the potential for a home win being very high, considering the results of the previous h2h clashes.
Maritimo vs Santa Clara Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, Maritimo won on the road, 0-1.
- In fact, Maritimo won the former three clashes on the trot.
- Five of the last six overall wins went to the teams that had home advantage.
- At this venue, the hosts have never lost a game in the prior two decades.
Maritimo vs Santa Clara Prediction
Maritimo had the misfortune of taking on Benfica the last match-day and expectedly lost by a big margin. The former was at home and fired in four unanswered goals to complete the victory.
Santa Clara meanwhile, had to bow down to Boavista at home, as two early goals in the first half prevented them from exerting any dominance on the pitch.
In terms of result for this upcoming encounter, consider previous h2h clashes first. Maritimo won the previous three meetings in a row, and in fact, in the last 20 years, only one win has been posted by a team on the road.
Moreover, Santa Clara had failed to score in the last three encounters, and at this venue, they have not managed a single win against this team since 1999. In fact, in these 20 years, Maritimo have conceded a single goal, while finding the back of the net in every single fixture since 2001.
Furthermore, this season, Maritimo have lost just twice in front of the home crowd, and have never failed to find the back of the net here in these games. On the other hand, Santa Clara failed to score in five of their last eight road trips, while conceding in six of their former seven.
Taking into account all these observations, expect a hard-fought win for Maritimo this Sunday.
Maritimo vs Santa Clara Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Maritimo @ 1.75 (3/4)
Maritimo +0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.40 (2/5).