The Primeira Liga fixture at Estádio do Marítimo on Saturday will see home team Marítimo welcome guests Tondela.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Marítimo v Tondela match are shown here (plus the best game odds).
Marítimo will be hoping to return to winning ways here following the 2-0 Primeira Liga defeat last time out to Santa Clara.
In that game, Marítimo managed 50% possession and 12 shots on goal with 2 on target. Santa Clara had 12 shots at goal with 5 on target. Thiago Santana (57', 72') was the scorer for Santa Clara.
Fewer than three goals per match were scored during 5 of the past 6 fixtures where Marítimo have been participants. Regarding the goal distribution in that period, opposition teams scored an aggregate of 6 and Os Verde-Rubros managed a tally of 5.
Leading up to this clash, Marítimo:
- are winless against Tondela in their previous 2 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their last 5 league matches at home.
- have not won at home in their last 2 league matches.
Previously, Tondela drew 1-1 in the Primeira Liga tie with Rio Ave.
In that match, Tondela managed 34% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Tondela was Ricardo Alves (9'). Rio Ave had 15 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Meshino (92') scored for Rio Ave.
The stats don’t lie, and Tondela have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 9 goals in all. In defence, Auriverdes have some weaknesses to address. We will just have to find out whether or not that trend will end up being sustained here.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 28/10/2017 shows us that Marítimo have won 3 of these and Tondela 2, with the tally of draws being 1.
A total of 15 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 9 of them for Os Verde-Rubros and 6 created by Auriverdes. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.5.
The last league encounter featuring these clubs was Primeira Liga match day 20 on 09/02/2020 when it finished Tondela 0-0 Marítimo.
In that game, Tondela had 45% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 1 on target.
On the other side, Marítimo had 10 attempts at goal with 5 on target.
The match was refereed by André Narciso.
Team News: Marítimo
Marítimo boss Lito Vidigal will be happy not to have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this match owing to a completely injury-free squad ready to go.
Team News: Tondela
Due to a fully injury-free squad available to select from, Tondela manager Pako Ayestarán has no fitness worries at all ahead of this match.
We think that Tondela may well find it hard to be putting a goal past this Marítimo side who we reckon will get the win and a maybe even keep a clean sheet as well.
We therefore see a very competitive encounter with a 1-0 winning score for Marítimo at the end of the match.
Looking forward to watching this one unfold.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio do Marítimo (10,565)
Captain: Edgar Costa
Chairman: José Carlos Rodrigues Pereira
Manager: Lito Vidigal
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 16