Sporting – Maritimo : Preview & Prediction
Sporting and Marítimo face each other in the Estádio José Alvalade, in a match of the 17th round of Liga Sagres. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has 5 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 7 games. However, the last time they met at this stadium was on 19-09-2017, in a League Cup game that ended in a draw for (0-0). In this match the home factor may play an important role, since the Marítimo presents significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
After 12 wins and 4 draws, the home team is in 2nd place, having won 40 points. In the last match, they drew with Benfica away for (1-1), after having won at home in a game against Portimonense by (2-0). This is a team that maintains the income when it plays outside its stadium, because in the last 30 games it registers 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses as a visitor; against 9 wins, 5 draws and 1 defeat in his stadium.
In this competition, he has not lost any of his last 16 matches. In his home games there are some frequent scorers in the break: 1-0 (3 in 8 games) and 0-0 (3 in 8 games). His attack has scored regularly, as he has managed to achieve in 9 of the last 10 games in this competition. This is a team that scores often first: opened the scoring in 14 of his last 16 games for the Liga Sagres, of those 14 reached the interval in advantage in 10 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 12. There are 1 periods featured in the last 17 matches at home in all competitions: he suffered 6 of his 7 goals in the 76’-90 ‘minute.
Sporting enter into this match after a 1-1 away draw at the Benfica field. It is worth mentioning that the home team have won the last six games in their field. One of the best qualities of the home team is the ease with which they can finish the opportunities they create during the game. Sporting play in the home, so it is expected to invest a lot in the offensive process, taking into account the lack of quality of the opponent. Jonathan Silva is out of the list of available because he is injured.
Analysis of the Maritime
The visiting team is currently in 6th place with 27 points, after 8 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, he lost out to Porto by (3-1). In the last match, lost at home to the Chaves by (1-2). 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 12 goals scored and 18 conceded. Already inside the home, it won 9 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss, with a total of 17 goals scored and 7 conceded. In the last 7 away games, Marítimo has recorded 2 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses, having won 7 points out of 21. His attack has scored regularly, having scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 16 games in this competition, he never managed to get back on the scoring in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal. There are 2 periods in the last seven matches played as a visitor for all competitions: he scored 3 of his 6 goals between minutes (31’-45 ‘); suffered 5 of his 9 goals in the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
The Marítimo enters this game unmotivated after a defeat at home by 1-2, in the reception to the Chaves. It is possible that the visitors’ coach will return to action in a 4-3-3, where the three most advanced players are Ricardo Valente, Rodrigo Pinho and Edgar Costa. The Marítimo usually attacks through the middle of the field, trying many times, to put the ball in the back of the defensive opponent, through longer passes. It is worth mentioning that the great fault of the Marítimo is the ineffective way to defend the fast transitions of the adversary. Coach Daniel Ramos will not be able to count on Amido Baldé, Fábio Chines, Sen and Pablo Santos for being injured.
Sporting – Maritimo : Betting Tips
Sporting – Win Odds: 1.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70