Maritimo v Sporting CP Betting Tips: 2, 2019-02-25

International Football Tips

MARITIMO v SPORTING CP
Primeira Liga
Monday 25th February 2019
Kickoff: 1900hrs
Pick: Sporting CP to win
Bookmaker: Marathonbet
Odds: 1.76 (odds taken at 22:57 GMT, 24 Feb 2019)

Portuguese top flight action continues on Monday night with Maritimo playing host to Sporting CP as the betting tips continue at the Estádio dos Barreiros as the hosts look to replicate their away form on home turf this evening.

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Maritimo Prediction

Maritimo sit in 14th place in the Primeira Liga and hold a slender one point margin above the relegation zone as they prepare for Monday night’s visit of high-flying Sporting CP and no guarantees of success despite home advantage here as they’ve actually performed better away from home this season.

The hosts have collected seven league wins in total so far this season with four of these being achieved on their travels, while overall results in recent weeks have reflected the struggles they’ve had in picking up points on home soil.

Maritimo have recorded wins away from home at Santa Clara and Belenenses, but at home they’ve lost six of their last seven matches at their Estádio dos Barreiros amidst an ordinary record of 3-1-6 6/12 which includes defeats to Vitoria Guimaraes, Porto, Vitoria Setubal, Benfica, Rio Ave and Desportivo Aves.

Their one success during this woeful period was a 2-1 win against Portimonense, while their lack of goals has resulted in the hosts failing to score in 6 of their 10 home matches to date so far in this campaign.

 

Key-Facts – Maritimo v Sporting CP

  • Maritimo have lost 6 of their last 7 at home in the Primeira Liga
  • Maritimo have failed to score in 6 of their 10 home matches to date
  • Sporting CP have lost just 1 of their last 6 matches

 

Sporting CP Prediction

Sporting sit in 4th place in the Primeira Liga and they’ve lost just once in their last six matches overall, which was a 4-2 loss at home to Benfica, but otherwise, the visitors have been generally in pretty steady form as they’ve picked up points on a regular basis and hold a four point cushion ahead of 5th placed Moreirense ahead of their trip to Maritimo on Monday night.

Recent wins against the aforementioned Moreirense as well as back-to-back victories over Feirense and Sporting Braga have maintained Sporting’s course towards a Europa league qualifying spot which realistically remains their best chance of European football next season.

The visitors are eight points adrift of Benfica and the Champions League qualifier place so it looks likely that Sporting will have to settle for a top four finish, and whilst their results away from home have produced a mixed return so far within an away record of 4-2-4 16/14, they stand a good chance of picking up further points against Maritimo here.

In addition, Sporting CP possess goalscoring midfielder Fernandes and leading goalscorer Dost (14 goals) up front who should create a few chances of the visitors in this one.

Betting Tips Verdict

Maritimo have found it difficult to get results at home in the past couple of months so Sporting CP stand a good chance of taking the spoils here.


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