Moreirense vs Maritimo
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 28 October 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Parque Desportivo Comendador Joaquim de Almeida Freitas (Moreira de Conegos).
Maritimo travel to Moreira de Conegos as Primeira Liga returns to action after the international break. O Maior das Ilhas will try and bounce back from a serious of poor results as they took just one point in last three league outings. Such streak saw them drop down to 9th place in the league ladder. They are just three points adrift of Sunday’s rivals who stand just one place above the drop zone line after seven rounds.
Furthermore, the team led by Claudio Braga struggled to break the deadlock in the last weekend’s Taca da Portugal tie against the third division outfit Moura. Maritimo eventually advanced to the fourth round, but only after penalties as the regular time ended in a goalless draw.
Moreirense vs Maritimo: Head-to-head
Maritimo have a positive head to head record against Moreirense coming into teams’ landmark 20th meeting.
O Maior das Ilhas won 8, drew 7 and lost only 4 of 19s head to head games so far.
Teams shared spoils via two separate 1-1 draws on both occasions in the previous term of Primeira Liga.
None of last four head to head outings saw three or more goals scored.
Moreirense vs Maritimo: Prediction
Os Verdes e Brancos had similar attacking woes in their respective Taca da Portugal tie against the lower-division side seven days ago. They, however, managed to qualify for the next round in regular time, beating AR Sao Martinho 0-1 on the road.
Moreirense took just seven points from seven league matches so far. They lost three of last four Primeira Liga matches having failed to find the back of the net in any of these defeats.
Since both teams were generally struggling for goals of late, the Under 2.5 goals FT has to be the number one betting option here, set at the odds of 1.65.
Moreirense vs Maritimo: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.65 (13/20)
Under 0.5 goals in the first half @ 2.50 (6/4).