Maritimo vs Sporting CP
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Monday, 25th February 2019
Kick-off at 19.00 UK/ 20.00 CET
Venue: Estádio dos Barreiros (Funchal).
The match-up pits two teams at opposite ends of the goal-scoring spectrum. While Maritimo has scraped up the fewest goals in the league, as well as at home, Sporting has done just the opposite. Disregarding the freak of nature, Benfica, the team has recorded the most goals in the competition.
The presence of players like Bas Dost, who currently leads the top-scorer race in the Primeira Liga with 14 goals, Bruno Fernandes, who has raked in 11 goals and six assists, and Nani, greatly amplifies the effect Sporting has on other teams.
Maritimo, with the added pressure of the relegation heat catching up to them, might find life hard against the in-form visitors. Aves has been desperately trying to draw level and shed the relegation tag currently stamped on them. And likely, Maritimo will be a target.
Maritimo vs Sporting CP Head-to-head (h2h)
- 11 of the last 12 wins belong to Sporting.
- At this venue, the visitors have recorded goals in their last seven attempts in a row.
- Sporting also managed to find the back of the net in 19 of the last 21 meetings at the stadium.
- 13 of the last 18 wins at this at the Estádio dos Barreiros were registered by the guests.
Maritimo vs Sporting CP Prediction
The hosts lost three of their last four overall games and returned just one goal from these four attempts. They also lost eight of their last nine home-ties and dishearteningly failed to score in eight of their last ten fixtures in front of the home crowd.
The team also holds the distinction for recording the fewest goals in Primeira Liga, and in home games as well. Sporting, on the other hand, thrives in front of the goal and remains one of the best offensive threats in Portugal.
The team also was unbeaten in 21 of their last 26 games, and in 13 of their last 16 away ties. H2h meetings also predominantly place the team as the firm favorites for the win. They recorded 11 of the last 12 overall wins and 13 of the last 18 at this venue. Anticipate a Sporting win this Sunday, and the team, with their fantastic and on-fire offense, will definitely find the back of the net early in the game.
Maritimo vs Sporting CP Betting Tips
Sporting CP to Win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Over 0.5 First Half Goals by Sporting CP @ 1.80 (4/5).