Maritimo vs Vitoria Guimaraes
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 6th October 2018
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Estadio dos Barreiros (Funchal).
Maritimo will be hoping to return on the winning ways on Saturday evening when they play host to Vitoria Guimaraes at Estadio do Bonfim. O Maior das Ilhas lost ground on top sides in Portugal by clinching just a single point from last two league outings. They failed to find the back of the net in matches with Belenenses (0-0 draw) and Sporting CP (2-0 defeat).
Claudio Braga’s troops will surely get opportunities to boost up the confidence given they’ll be playing attacking-minded Guimaraes here. The visitors shipped as many as ten goals in six league matches so far, but still sit ninth in the league ladder thanks to the fact their attacking line has been quite prolific at the other end bagging nine goals so far. Vitoria, however, also took only a single point from last two matches even though they had much easier opponents in the likes of Portimonense and Vitoria Setubal along the way.
Maritimo vs Vitoria Guimaraes: Head-to-head
Teams snatched a win each in the previous term of Primeira Liga.
Guimaraes generally lead the head to head tie by two wins coming into 49th meeting with O Maior das Ilhas.
Interestingly, just 2 of 24 matches at Estadio do Bonfim ended without a winner.
Maritimo vs Vitoria Guimaraes: Prediction
Maritimo are generally a very tough nut to crack when they play in front of the home crowd. They won 10, drew 4 and lost just 3 of 17 home matches last season in Primeira. They got off to a fine start to the new campaign there as well with two wins and a draw in three home outings so far.
The story is completely opposite when it comes to Vitoria and their performances on the road. They lost as many as ¸12 of 17 away games last season and entered this with two losses in three.
The home win is thus an absolute must at the odds of 2.35. Since Maritimo shipped just one goal in three home matches so far in the season, we’ll alternatively back them to keep things tight at the back here.
Maritimo vs Vitoria Guimaraes: Bet Tips
Maritimo to win @ 2.35 (27/20)
Maritimo to keep a clean sheet @ 2.75 (7/4).