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Marítimo will face off against visiting side Arouca at Estádio do Marítimo in this Primeira Liga game on Monday.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Marítimo v Arouca are shown below (plus the best game odds).
Marítimo will be wanting a better result here following the 2-1 Primeira Liga losing effort in their last game against Estoril.
In that match, Marítimo had 59% possession and 7 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer for Marítimo was Cláudio Winck (45'). At the other end, Estoril had 9 shots on goal with 3 on target. Miguel Crespo (28') and Chiquinho (59') scored for Estoril.
It has been seldom in recent times that Marítimo have shown defensive steel. The reality is that Marítimo have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 11 goals in the process. That being said, we must now wait to see if that trend might be sustained here in this match or not.
After suffering a loss in their previous game against Porto in Primeira Liga competition, Arouca will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Arouca managed 40% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 1 on target. For their opponents, FC Porto got 14 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Mateus Uribe (24'), Mehdi Taremi (34') and Iván Marcano (63') scored for Porto.
A tendency of at least one team not managing to score in games featuring Arouca has been evident of late. A glance at their last six outings shows that this has occurred 5 times. In those clashes, opposing sides have managed a goal total of 8 while Arouca have scored 7.
Going into this one, Arouca haven’t won away from home in the past 2 league games.
Head to head
A look at their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 21/12/2014 shows us that Marítimo have won 1 of these games and Arouca 4, with the tally of drawn results standing at 1.
A combined sum of 16 goals were produced between them in these games, with 6 of them from Os Verde-Rubros and 10 for Arouca. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.67.
The previous league clash featuring the two was Primeira Liga match day 26 on 19/03/2017 when it ended Marítimo 3-1 Arouca.
On that occasion, Marítimo had 53% possession and 22 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. The goalscorers were Zainadine Júnior (40'), Keita (61') and Fransérgio (73').
On the other side, Arouca had 3 shots at goal with 2 on target. Sami (20') scored.
The match was refereed by Tiago Antunes.
Team News: Marítimo
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just one fitness concern for the Marítimo gaffer Julio Velázquez to be concerned about thanks to an otherwise robust group of players. Stefano Beltrame (Collarbone fracture) won’t play.
Team News: Arouca
Thanks to a largely full-strength squad, there’s only the lone fitness worry for the Arouca gaffer Armando Evangelista to be concerned with. José Manuel Velázquez (Achilles tendon rupture) won’t be in action.
When taking everything into account, Arouca may well find it hard to score goals against this Marítimo lineup who we think will likely score & stay on top.
We’re therefore tipping a very competitive encounter with a 1-0 advantage for Marítimo at the conclusion of the game.
Should be interesting.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio do Marítimo (10,565)
Captain: Edgar Costa
Chairman: José Carlos Rodrigues Pereira
Manager: Julio Velázquez
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 11