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Marítimo are going up against the visiting Porto at Estádio do Marítimo in this Primeira Liga fixture on Monday.
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Marítimo will be hoping to bounce back here after the 2-1 Primeira Liga loss in their previous game against Tondela.
In that game, Marítimo had 47% possession and 5 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer for Marítimo was Joel Tagueu (45'). Tondela got 13 shots at goal with 6 on target. Jhon Murillo (22') and Mario González (52') scored for Tondela.
It has been seldom in recent games that Marítimo have shown defensive steel. In fact, Os Verde-Rubros have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 10 goals on the way.
Going into this one, Marítimo haven’t won at home in the past 4 matches in the league. Their fans aren't happy.
Porto head into the clash after a 2-1 Champions League win against Juventus in their most recent fixture.
In that match, Porto managed 34% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 5 on target. For Porto, the goals were scored by Mehdi Taremi (1') and Moussa Marega (46'). At the other end, Juventus had 12 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Federico Chiesa (82') was the scorer for Juventus.
In the course of their six latest matches, Sérgio Conceição's Porto have had reason to celebrate scoring a total of 9 times thus earning them the goals per game average of 1.5.
Taking a look at their past results, Porto:
- have not lost to Marítimo in games played away from home for the previous 5 matches in the league. A very decent away record against them.
- are undefeated in their previous 6 away league matches.
- are without an away win for the past 2 league games.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head to head clashes going back to 29/04/2018 shows us that Marítimo have won 1 of these games and Porto 4, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
A combined sum of 14 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 4 for Os Verde-Rubros and 10 netted by Dragões. The average goals per game has been 2.33.
The previous league clash featuring the two was Primeira Liga match day 3 on 03/10/2020 when it finished Porto 2-3 Marítimo.
On that day, Porto managed 77% possession and 33 attempts at goal with 10 on target. The scorers were Pepe (42') and Otávio (99').
For their opponents, Marítimo had 11 shots at goal with 4 on target. Rodrigo Pinho (24', 52') and Nanú (94') scored.
The match was refereed by Rui Costa.
Team News: Marítimo
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just a single fitness concern for the Marítimo gaffer Milton Mendes to contend with from of an almost fully healthy squad. Rodrigo Pinho (Injury to the ankle) won’t play.
Team News: Porto
Thanks to a largely available group of players, there is only the lone fitness problem for the Porto boss Sérgio Conceição to be concerned about. Iván Marcano (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be in action.
We’re inclined to think that Marítimo are certainly able to score a goal against this Porto team, but a single goal possibly won’t quite be enough to give them the result that they want.
We’ve gone for a 1-2 advantage for Porto when all is said and done. Let’s see what happens here.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio do Marítimo (10,565)
Captain: Edgar Costa
Chairman: José Carlos Rodrigues Pereira
Manager: Milton Mendes
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 15
⭐ Star Player: Rodrigo Pinho
Customarily used in the Striker position, Rodrigo Pinho was born in Henstedt-Ulzburg, Germany. After making a first senior appearance for Braga in the 2015 - 2016 season, the accomplished Forward has got 7 league goals in the Primeira Liga 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 13 appearances.