Mafra v Sporting Covilha Betting Tips: 1, 2019-01-13

International Football Tips

Segunda Liga
Sunday 13th January 2019
Kickoff: 1500hrs
Pick: Mafra win
Bookmaker: Marathonbet
Odds: 1.70 (odds taken at 04:03 GMT, 13 Jan 2019)

Next up is a clash between Mafra and Sporting Covilha in the Portuguese second tier as the betting tips continue at the Estádio Municipal de Mafra, with the hosts looking to extend their unbeaten run.

Segunda Liga Betting at Marathonbet

Mafra Prediction

Following a disappointing 3-2 loss at home to Academica, Mafra have registered a 3-0 win away at Cova Piedade and gained a point by holding Segunda Liga leaders Pacos de Ferreira to a 1-1 draw last time out.

Mafra sit in 6th place but all three points against the bottom club Sporting Covilha this afternoon could lift them up into 4th place alongside Benfica B, and with a pretty solid looking home record which stands at 4-3-1 11/7, the hosts will be confident of grabbing the spoils in this clash.

Wins over Vitoria Guimaraes B, Penafiel, Porto B and Leixoes have helped Mafra maintain a top half position in the Segunda Liga and another win here would re-ignite their ambitions of claiming a top two finish and promotion to the Primeira Liga.

Forward Bruninho (7 goals) looks the most likely goalscorer for the hosts.

Key-Facts – Mafra v Sporting Covilha

    • Mafra have lost at home just once this season
    • Mafra recently held league leaders Pacos de Ferreira to a 1-1 draw at home
    • Sporting Covilha have lost their last 7 away matches on the trot

Sporting Covilha Prediction

As mentioned earlier, visitors Sporting Covilha sit bottom of the Portuguese second tier as they’ve managed just one win from their last eight league matches overall prior to making their way to Mafra for this Sunday’s clash.

That rare win came in a 1-0 home win over fellow relegation candidates Sporting Braga B, but a woeful away record of 1-0-7 8/18 includes having lost their last seven away matches on the trot, so confidence is expected to be fragile to say the least for the visitors.

In addition, Sporting Covilha along with 15th placed Oliveirense, possess the worst away records in the Segunda Liga so far this season, as well as failing to keep a single clean sheet and conceding 2 goals or more in 6 of their 8 away matches to date.

The visitors have failed to score in their last three away matches on the trot.

Betting Tips Verdict

Mafra know they have a great chance to add to their points tally here given Sporting Covilha’s woeful away record.