Maritimo vs Benfica Prediction & Tips
On the eighth round of the Liga NOS, Benfica visit Marítimo, Monday, at 7 pm, at Estádio dos Barreiros, in Funchal. The home team is in 14th place on the league table, with seven points, just two from the waterline. Benfica occupies the third place, with 15 points, four of the leader Sporting. Islanders have not won for four consecutive days, having lost 2-1 in the last round at Famalicão. Last weekend, they won in Penafiel, 2-3, after extra time, qualifying for the next round of the Portuguese Cup. Benfica lost the last two matches, more specifically at Boavista (3-0) and at home with Sporting de Braga (2-3). In the Portuguese Cup, they beat Paredes by a 0-0 ball in the North and this Thursday drew in Scotland with Glasgow Rangers with two goals, for the Europa League. Last season, Marítimo beat Benfica in Madeira 2-0, with the Eagles having won just two of their last five games at Barreiros. How will it be this time?
In two of Marítimo’s three matches as a visitor, there were more than 2.5 goals.
Marítimo is one of the worst defenders of the competition, with 11 goals conceded.
In three of their last five clashes there have been more than 2.5 goals.
In the three days of Benfica as a visitor there were more than 2.5 goals.
Marítimo is a team that favors defensive organization, seeking to surprise its opponents in quick transitions. Benfica, on the other hand, are obliged to return to their triumphs to remain in the fight for the title.
Maritimo – Benfica FREE TIPS
Benfica – Win @ 1.35
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90