Marítimo vs Sporting Lisbon Prediction & Match Preview

Marítimo vs Sporting Lisbon
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 26 February 2022
Kick-off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Estádio do Marítimo.

Marítimo are doing just about enough to stay in the top half of the league table. They however, need to be clinical if they have any ambitions of competing in one of the UEFA competitions.

They were last seen at home, taking on bottom half of the table side, Famalicão, in which they suffered a narrow 0-1 loss after they had a man sent off at the end of the first half.

This was their second loss in four games. With a point on average from their last five league matches, they now sit 8th in the league, twelve points behind the 5th place team.

Sporting Lisbon have dropped points just thrice in over five months. However, they have fallen out of the title race as Porto have been near perfect and undefeated for well over a year now. All the team can do now is keep winning and hope the league leaders drop points.

In their most recent league fixture, they registered a comfortable 3-0 win against Estoril at home. This was their 3rd win in four league matches. With ten points from their previous five league matches, they now sit six points behind Porto in the league table in second position.

Marítimo vs Sporting Lisbon Head-to-head

  • Leões have not lost against this team in the league since 2018.
  • The average score line of the previous five league matches is 2.80.
  • The visitors have won just once at this venue since 2017.

Marítimo vs Sporting Lisbon Prediction

The away side has won by a margin of at least two goals in their last five wins away from home. They should win with ease against a club winless in their last three home fixtures.

Seven second half goals were registered in the hosts’ previous even league matches. Whereas their opponents’ previous five away fixtures have witnessed nine second half goals in their previous five matches on the road. Therefore expect at least two goals in the second half from this fixture.

Marítimo vs Sporting Lisbon Betting Tips

  • Sporting -0.5 Asian handicap @ 1.73 odds.
  • 2nd half goals: Over 1.5 @ 2.00 odds.