Marítimo arrive at Estadio Municipal de Portimão on Sunday for the Primeira Liga meeting with home team Portimonense.
View all Portimonense v Marítimo tips, stats and our pre-match poll below - along with the latest match odds.
Portimonense will be wanting a better result here following a 2-0 Primeira Liga losing effort in their last game against Sporting Lisbon.
In that game, Portimonense had 43% possession and 7 shots at goal with 1 on target. Sporting CP had 14 shots at goal with 7 on target. Zouhair Feddal (27') and Nuno Santos (31') scored for Sporting Lisbon.
It has been seldom in recent games where Portimonense haven’t conceded. The facts show that Portimonense have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 9 goals during that time.
Going into this encounter, Portimonense have not lost a league tie with Marítimo in their previous 4 matches.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against Porto in Primeira Liga competition, Marítimo will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, Marítimo had 27% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 7 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Marítimo was Léo Andrade (18'). For their opponents, FC Porto had 14 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Mateus Uribe (14') and Otávio (93') scored for Porto.
The stats tell the story, and Marítimo have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, conceding 12 goals in all. At the back, Os Verde-Rubros certainly have room for improvement. We will have to see if that trend will end up being sustained here.
Pre-game facts show that Marítimo:
- haven't beaten Portimonense in games played away from home for the previous 2 league matches.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 league matches.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 05/02/2018 tells us that Portimonense have won 4 of these games and Marítimo 1, with the number of draws standing at 1.
A combined total of 21 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 13 for Portimonense and 8 for Os Verde-Rubros. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.5.
The previous league match between these sides was Primeira Liga match day 4 on 17/10/2020 and the score finished Marítimo 1-2 Portimonense.
On that day, Marítimo had 39% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Their only player to score was Rodrigo Pinho (51').
At the other end, Portimonense got 10 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Dener Clemente (69') and Anderson Oliveira (74') scored.
The match was refereed by João Bento.
Team News: Portimonense
Pedro Sá (Unknown Injury) and Lucas Fernandes (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are not available for Portimonense boss Paulo Sérgio.
Team News: Marítimo
In an otherwise full-strength squad, there is just the sole fitness issue for the Marítimo gaffer Milton Mendes to be concerned about. Rodrigo Pinho (Injury to the ankle) won’t be playing here.
We’re of the opinion that Marítimo are dangerous enough to score against this Portimonense outfit, however that may not quite be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re predicting a very close game with a 2-1 winning score for Portimonense by the conclusion of the game. Let’s see what eventuates.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Municipal de Portimão (6,000)
Captain: Dener Clemente
Chairman: José da Rocha
Manager: Paulo Sérgio
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 13
⭐ Star Man: Aylton
Typically used in the Left Wing position, Aylton was born in Almada, Portugal. After making a first senior appearance for Estoril in the 2017 - 2018 season, the gifted Forward has contributed 3 league goals in this Primeira Liga 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 20 appearances.