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Portimonense will be visiting Estádio do Marítimo on Saturday for the Primeira Liga game with home side Marítimo.
Our tips, poll and stats for Marítimo v Portimonense can all be found here - as well as the best betting odds.
Marítimo will want to continue from where they left off last time out with a 2-3 Primeira Liga victory versus Porto.
In that match, Marítimo managed 23% possession and 11 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. For Marítimo, goals were scored by Rodrigo Pinho (24', 52') and Nanú (90'). FC Porto got 33 attempts at goal with 10 on target. Pepe (42') and Otávio (90') scored for Porto.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times that Marítimo have shown defensive steel. The reality is that Os Verde-Rubros have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 9 goals during that time.
Taking a look at their past results, Marítimo:
- have not won against Portimonense in their previous 3 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 6 league matches at home.
Following on from being beaten in their last game against Sporting Lisbon in Primeira Liga competition, Portimonense and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, Portimonense had 52% possession and 19 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. At the other end, Sporting CP had 15 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Nuno Mendes (4') and Nuno Santos (11') scored for Sporting Lisbon.
The stats tell the story, and Portimonense have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 7 goals in total. At the back, Portimonense have seen their frailties exposed. We shall soon see whether or not that trend will be sustained here.
Their past results show that Portimonense:
- have not registered a win against Marítimo when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league games.
- are without an away win for the past 3 league games.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 28/08/2017 shows that Marítimo have won 2 of these & Portimonense 3, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 1.
An aggregate of 21 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 9 of them for Os Verde-Rubros and 12 netted by Portimonense. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.5.
Team News: Marítimo
Marítimo manager Lito Vidigal will be thankful to have no fitness concerns to speak of before this clash thanks to a fully injury-free group available to select from.
Team News: Portimonense
Owing to a fully healthy group to choose from, Portimonense manager Paulo Sérgio has no fitness worries whatsoever coming into this clash.
Here, we’re thinking that Portimonense will need to push hard to score goals against this Marítimo lineup who will likely be able to grind out a win.
Therefore, we predict a very even contest with a 1-0 victory for Marítimo when the referee blows for full-time.
Hoping for a good game.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio do Marítimo (10,565)
Captain: Edgar Costa
Chairman: José Carlos Rodrigues Pereira
Manager: Lito Vidigal
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 5
🔑 Key Player: Rodrigo Pinho
Usually used in the Striker position, Rodrigo Pinho was born in Henstedt-Ulzburg, Germany. Having made a first senior appearance for SC Braga in the 2015 - 2016 season, the talented Forward has scored 4 league goals in the Primeira Liga 2020 - 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 3 appearances.