Maritimo vs Portimonense Portugal – Primeira Liga Date: Saturday, 14 May 2022 Kick-off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET Venue: Estádio dos Barreiros.
With 3 points and 3 places apart, Maritimo will be hosting Portimonense at Estádio dos Barreiros this Saturday. The home side is probably looking to end the season on a high note.
Maritimo is at the 9th spot on the standing with 38 points from 33 games. They won 9 times in the league while drew on 11 and lost on 13 other occasions. The hosts have scored 39 goals in total while conceding a sum of 43 which shows some reinforcements in defense is needed next season.
Maritimo have enjoyed some late form this season but a 1-1 draw against Vizela last Sunday was their third fixture without a win on the spin. They have won only once from their last 8 league fixtures and the hosts have seen drawing games unnecessarily.
On the other hand, Portimonense resides at the 13th position on the table with 35 points. Of the 33 matches played, they won on 9 while drew 8 times and lost on 16 other occasions. They have nothing to play for in this dead rubber of a match on Saturday night as they could neither get a European spot nor will fall into relegation at this point.
The visitors were leading by 2-1 at home to Sporting Lisbon until the 70th minute before the outgoing reigning champions rallied to win at the end by 3-2 margin. It has been a season of two very distinct halves for Portimonense here but they have secured Primeira Liga football for another season.
Maritimo vs Portimonense Head-to-head (h2h)
Their last 5 h2h games saw Portimonense with 2 wins while Maritimo won once.
Four out of their last five meetings saw scoring from both sides.
The reverse fixture on last January saw a 2-1 win in favour of the hosts.
Maritimo vs Portimonense Prediction
Going into this one, Maritimo haven’t lost in the league to this rival in their previous 2 matches. But they lost thrice from their last 4 league appearances alone. They are poor at home winning only 4 times this season.
Meanwhile, Portimonense haven’t won away from home in the past 9 matches in the league. They even failed to secure a win against Maritimo since the last 2 h2hs.
The hosts’ home record is almost as poor as Portimonense’s away, but backing the Maritimo at Draw No Bet seems a reasonable decision.