FC Porto vs Maritimo
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 16th March 2019
Kick-off at 20.30 UK/ 21.30 CET
Venue: Estádio do Dragão (Porto).
Porto and Benfica are set for a photo finish for the title. More than the league triumph, what would matter more is probably the opening to Champions League. The top team would get direct entry, while the second one would have to wade through the formality of the playoffs. The teams should also be wary of Braga and Sporting coming from behind.
Porto, just received a massive morale-boost after they managed to overcome their disadvantaged aggregate score against Roma, and got into the Quarterfinals of the Champions League. They will want to keep their momentum going, and with hosting Maritimo, a team just three points above the relegation line, the advantage surely lies with the home team.
Maritimo has one another glaring weakness, and that is their offense. They have scored just 16 goals so far, just one more than the last-placed Feirense.
FC Porto vs Maritimo Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last six games returned five Porto wins and a draw.
- 29 of the last 35 wins belong to Porto.
- Maritimo failed to score in the last two meetings, and both were at their home.
- The last eleven games at this venue returned ten home wins.
- The total 21 matches at this stadium had 19 Porto wins.
FC Porto vs Maritimo Prediction
Porto needs to win this tie, no questions asked. Any result other than three points will massively boost Benfica’s chances for the title and Champions League entry. Porto is already upset about losing their pole position to Benfica.
This Saturday, the team has gotten the home advantage and is hosting a team just three points above the relegation line. Moreover, Porto recorded 29 of the last 35 h2h wins and won 19 of the 21 h2h meetings at this venue. Maritimo, meanwhile, failed to score in their last two home h2h ties and recorded just two wins in their last six overall games.
Going on, Maritimo also failed to find the back of the net in five of their last seven matches and was winless in 17 of their last 21 games on the road. They also lost 14 of their last 20 away ties. Porto, meanwhile, won 17 of their last 20 home ties, while scoring two or more goals in 13 of their last 16.
Expect Porto to record a huge, dominating win this weekend.
FC Porto vs Maritimo Betting Tips
EH: -1 for FC Porto; FC Porto to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
Half Time Result: FC Porto to Win @ 1.50 (1/2).