Maritimo vs Tondela
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 25 August 2019
Kick-off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Estádio dos Barreiros (Funchal).
Tondela was lucky to have avoided the boot the last season. They finished 15th in a table of 18, with a surplus of just three points over the cut-off. Logic dictates that the squad would learn their lessons, and put on a better shift this time around. But as two match-days are over, nothing of that sort seems to be in the agenda of the team management.
The team is yet to post a win on the board, and they are joined by another contingent going through the same problem.
Maritimo had to start against Sporting, and that likely dented their chances of beginning on the right note. But their misfiring against Aves really does have not much excuse.
Maritimo vs Tondela Head-to-head (h2h)
- Maritimo won three of the last four matches.
- Tondela has never kept a clean sheet against this opponent.
- At this venue, the hosts hold a 100% winning record.
- Even better, every single one of these wins came along with a clean sheet.
Maritimo vs Tondela Prediction
First and foremost, the performance of the hosts at this venue in h2h ties have been exemplary. They have won every single such game, and all these were wins to nil as well.
Moreover, they have never failed to score against this opponent even on the road too, and so far, only once have they failed to stay unbeaten in such a clash.
Going on, Tondela is on the road, and their opponents will be desperate to shake off this winless start from their memory. We can expect a tough and spirited performance from the home team, and if previous battles are any indication, we can count on them to have a successful outing in front of the home crowd.
Also, taking into account Tondela’s inability to yet score at this stadium, a clean sheet for the hosts in the first half is a realistic expectation.
Maritimo vs Tondela Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Maritimo @ 1.40 (2/5)
Maritimo to Keep a Clean Sheet in the First Half @ 1.40 (2/5).