C.S. Marítimo and Vitoria FC will go head to head on Thursday for a match of the 25th round in 2019-20 Portuguese Primeira Liga. The two sides are in the lower half of the standings, with Vitória Setubal possessing 12th spot right now on 28 points, while Maritimo are down at 15th position with four points less than their next rivals.
Setubal has a comparative record in the league when contrasted with their up and coming adversaries. They have a larger number of draws than wins this season. As of now, they are winless in 6 matches on the trot which incorporates two defeats.
Maritimo is approaching the bottom of the table gradually. They are right now on a 3 match losing streak in the league. From 24 matches up until now, they have lost 10 and have 5 successes in particular. They have gotten 22 goals and have yielded ten more than that. They lost two of the home games as of late one was against giants Braga and the other was against Aves who are at the bottom of the table.
Maritimo lost three matches in succession preceding the enforced break in the action so while they have an agreeable gap over the teams in the relegation zone, they will be anxious to end this disturbing slide down the Primeira standings.
They will be without captain Edgar Costa for this match as he stays suspended after his dismissal against Braga while Brazilian midfielder Jhon Cley is out harmed and won’t highlight here.
Croatian midfielder Josip Vukovic is relied upon to be accessible to join the squad for this game after he has tested negative a few times now for coronavirus following a past positive test.
Like Maritimo, Vitoria Setubal were in miserable form preceding the activity stopping having gone winless in their last six games with three defeats and three draws however the point against Benfica’s last break will have given them some certainty.
The only negative from that draw with Benfica was the booking gotten by their veteran skipper Semedo so he misses out here even though he is their lone absentee as they have recuperated every one of their players from injury.
The club have not had any instances of coronavirus within their squad while their training has to a great extent been continuous so they will be sure of coming back to activity in relatively good shape.
Maritimo vs Vitoria Setubal Head-to-Head (h2h)
Setubal has 3 successes and a loss in the last 5 meetings against this opposition. They are at present unbeaten in 3 conflicts on the trot.
The last three head to head games had less than 2.5 goals altogether. The hosts have 3 successes and a defeat in the last 5 meetings at this ground. Less than 2.5 goals came in three of those 5 matches here.
Date: Thursday, 4 June 2020
Start Time: 18:00 BST/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Estádio dos Barreiros, Funchal
Maritimo vs Vitoria Setubal Prediction
The hosts are conflicting with their presentation in the league. They are losing matches against teams at the bottom of the table anticipating relegation. The defeat to teams in the mid-table including Moreirense and Belenenses recounts the story of the season up until now. Recent draws for Setubal is somewhat like this condition. After the draw against the relegation side Portimonense they held Benfica to a 1-1 draw at home. Yet, they are without success in three of the recent away games also.
Of the 22 goals that Maritimo scored, 16 came at this ground. They have yielded a similar number of goals too in the 12 home games. Essentially, Setubal scored past Braga’s defense away from home which is one of the best in the league.
Both of these teams were in generally poor form before the league activity was brought to a stop so they will be quick to get back going and hit the ground running. Goals keep on being an issue for Vitoria Setubal as they remain the second-lowest scorers in the league with only 17 from 24 games. They have been the draw specialists in the league so far this season with 10 ties in their 24 matches, and there is each opportunity this match could follow that trend. Maritimo would probably be content with a point to edge them that bit nearer to safety, so expect barely any goals and this could without much of a stretch be a goalless stalemate.