FC Porto VS Maritimo ( BETTING TIPS, Match Preview & Expert Analysis )
PREVIEW & TIPS FOR FC Porto vs Maritimo
Porto and Maritimo meet at Estadio Do Dragao, in a match of the 15th round of Liga Sagres. The history of direct matches played at this stadium favors the home team, who in the last 6 matches won 5 and lost 1. In the last match in this stadium, for the Sagres League, on 12-15-2016, Porto won by ( 2-1). The goals of the match were scored by Y. Brahimi (45 ‘) and André Silva (67’) for Porto and D. Djoussé (85 ‘) for the Marítimo. In this match the house factor may play a decisive role, as Marítimo has shown differences in performance in their games at home and as a visitor.
FC Porto Team News
The home team is currently in 1st place with 36 points, after 11 wins and 3 draws. In the penultimate match, they tied at home to Benfica by (0-0). In the last match, he won out to Vitoria de Setubal by (0-5). This is a team that is not affected by the home factor, that is, presents similar results at home and abroad, since in the last 30 matches it has 10 wins, 4 draws and 1 away defeat, with 37 goals scored and 10 conceded, against 12 victories , 2 draws and 1 home defeat, with 47 goals scored and 12 conceded. The team arrives at this meeting after a home win with Vitoria de Guimarães by (4-0). For the championship, the Porto won 19 points in 21 possible, after 6 wins and 1 draw in the last 7 games that played in his stadium.
In this competition, he has not lost 14 games. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games in this competition. The team did not usually find it difficult to open the scoring: they managed to score the first goal in 12 of the last 14 matches for the Liga Sagres, 12 out of the range in the lead in 9 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 11.
The blues and whites live a moment of great confidence, with their matches meeting the highest expectations of their fans. Despite this, we remember that Porto stumbled on some theoretically easier games, such as the game against Aves.
FC Porto vs Maritimo Stats
The professional team arrives at this game with a great victory over Vitória de Guimarães, advancing in this way in the maximum force for the next phase of the Portuguese Cup. The home factor is something that coach Sérgio Conceição has in the chest, adding up to 6 wins and 1 draw in 7 games played.
The absences for this reception to the Sea are more than usual, being Otávio and Fabiano the injured ones. Thus, the coach will have no doubts in aligning his team in 4-4-2, with Aboubakar deserving the spotlight on the front line: Cameroon is Porto’s top scorer with 12 goals scored.
Maritimo Team News
The visiting team is currently in 5th place with 27 points, after 8 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses. In the penultimate match, he tied for Moreirense by (1-1). In the last match, won at home to Braga by (1-0). This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when played with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games has recorded 3 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with a total of 14 goals scored and 21 conceded. Already inside the home, won 10 wins and 5 draws, with a total of 16 goals scored and 3 conceded. In the last 6 games away from the championship the Marítimo record 2 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses, having won 7 points out of 18. His attack has scored regularly, as he has managed to achieve in 9 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 14 games in this competition, suffered the first goal 4 times and never managed to turn the score. There are 1 highlights in the last 5 matches played as a visitor for all competitions: he suffered 4 of his 6 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
For the Madeirans this is a time of growth and progress. The Marítimo had some difficulties at the beginning of the season, but this most negative situation has already been overcome. At this moment the visitors are even well positioned to reach the top four places.
The moment of the Marítimo is positive, even having been eliminated from the Portuguese Cup, the team has presented a very attractive football. In the last round, the Madeirans had a fire test and were able to beat Braga, current 4º of the championship, by 1-0.
Still, this game against Porto is a reality different from the last games, and for this reason coach Daniel Ramos should opt for a more defensive strategy. Left-back Ricardo Valente continues to be one of Marítimo’s great stars, having already scored 4 goals in the championship.
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