FC Porto will welcome Maritimo to the Estádio Do Dragão on Wednesday in a game of round 26 in the 2019-20 Portuguese Primeira Liga. The Dragons have won 28 of their last 29 Primeira Liga home matches against Maritimo and ought to have no issue broadening that triumphant record.
The Dragons have been one of the best teams in Portugal for an exceptionally prolonged period, and are currently secured a race with Benfica for the title. Then again, Jose Gomes’ men are placed in the bottom level of the league table, and also, the Dragons have an exceptional h2h record against this rival.
FC Porto defeated at the last game played. Hosts are out of their best shape. Also, it will be a hard match for them here. Maritimo did a draw at the last game played (1 – 1 ). Last h2h game was finished how 1-1.
Porto vs Maritimo Team News
Close by Benfica, Porto is the best team in Portugal, and they have been in a marginally preferred form over Benfica, however, they bet away their advantage in the game against Famalicao a week ago. Porto was the better team by a long shot in that match with a huge 62% of ball possession, 7 corner kicks, 6 shots on goal, and 85% of the right passes. We didn’t perceive any goals in the first half, yet the second half was memorable.
Famalicao has scored the leading goal in the 48th minute, while Porto tied the game in 74th minute. Rather than completing the activity, Porto has yielded another goal only four minutes after the fact and has lost this match 2-1. With this loss, Porto has lost the primary spot to Benfica, however, they are still close as they have a similar amount of points.
Alex Telles is the leading goal scorer for Porto with 8 goals, while Ze Luis and Soares both scored 7 goals. Jesus Corona included 8 assists for Porto. With 51 scored goals, and 18 yielded goals, Porto is the second-best team in Portugal, however, Porto isn’t as close to as capable as Benfica may be, and hence, Porto won’t win the title this season, yet the race will be tight.
Porto were staggered in their first game back as they were beaten 2-1 by Famalicao which knocked them off top spot as Benfica managed to draw their game so they will be desperate to bounce back here and return to winning ways.
There is the mixed team news for manager Sergio Conceicao as he invites back Alex Telles after suspension which is a significant lift however Otavio is presently restricted with the goal that will prompt several progressions from the side that lost to Famalicao.
Their defending was horrifying in the defeat of the last break and they keep on missing the harmed Marcano yet Sergio Conceicao will be demanding his team cut out the silly individual mistakes and improve their concentration levels for this game.
Maritimo is in 15th spot in the Primeira Liga standings with 25 points, yet they haven’t been playing in good form as of late. Maritimo has scored just 23 goals this season, while they yielded 33 goals in 25 games. Maritimo hasn’t won any of their last 4 games, while they have won just 1 of their last 10 games.
In their most recent match in the Primeira Liga against Vitoria de Setubal at home, Maritimo was strong with 52% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 10 corner kicks, and 83% of the right passes. Maritimo had the lead since the eleventh minute, and they had the right to win this match, yet Vitoria has scored a goal in 82nd minute and this match finished in a 1-1 draw.
Pinha is Maritimo’s leading goal scorer with just 5 goals, while Getterson and Maeda included 3 goals each. Maritimo is a weak team, one of the most fragile in the Primeira Liga, however, at least for the time being, Maritimo is securely outside the relegation zone. The first thing Maritimo must attempt to fix is their defense as they yielded at least one goal in their last 4 games when that issue is managed, everything else will become all-good and Maritimo will spend one more season in the Primeira Liga.
Maritimo managed to snap their three-game losing streak and guarantee a goalless draw against Vitoria Setubal which will have facilitated their stresses over getting dragged into a relegation battle to some extent.
They will have regretted the reality they didn’t win anyway in the wake of being the better team for a great part of the game and the gap to Portimonense who are in the last relegation place has diminished to only six points now after they got an improbable success.
Their mission against Porto isn’t helped by the nonappearance of Jorge Correa and Rodrigo Pinho even though that is mostly balanced by the arrival of captain Edgar Costa who will come into the side alongside Tagueu or Nanu.
FC Porto vs Maritimo Head-to-Head (h2h)
Porto have a 41-11 preferred position against Maritimo with nine draws in 61 meetings. The first experience this season was a 1-1 draw in Madeira.
Porto have dominated this fixture at the Estádio Do Dragão, winning 28 of the last 29 Primeira Liga matches against Maritimo. 32 of the previous 39 successes had gone to the Dragons. It’s been five years since Gomes’ men have won against this adversary.
The Dragons scored at least two goals in three of the last five conflicts. At this venue, the hosts prevailed upon 22 of the total experiences over the years. Seven of the previous twelve meetings at this ground saw the host team scoring at least three goals.
Date: Wednesday, 10 June 2020
Start Time: 21:30 UK/ 22:30 CET
Venue: Estádio Do Dragão, Porto
FC Porto vs Maritimo Prediction
Porto were stunned by Famalicao the last break yet they realize they need to assemble a run of results now if they are to return the pressure on Benfica in the title race. They welcome Maritimo who have always lost in the Dragao so they might be ideal rivals to help get them back on track. The Porto defence stays a worry and keeping in mind that they may ship goals at the back, they do have the firepower to outscore this average Maritimo side.
The Dragons have won 22 of the last 24 h2h conflicts at this stadium, and have scored at least three goals in seven of the earlier twelve meetings at this ground. They are likewise positioned second in the table, level on points with Benfica at the top, and have scored the second-most number of goals (only one less than that of the present champions, Benfica).
Going on, Gomes’ men were winless in nine of their earlier ten overall match-ups, and have had a single success on the road since August of 2019. Additionally, in the previous 13-month period, Gomes’ men have recorded an aggregate of three successes from home.
They have likewise positioned a single spot over the relegation cut-off, and have scored the same number of goals from that of the dead-last positioned Aves.
The trends are Porto’s side, and Maritimo has won just 1 match against Port on the road. After they slipped up in their game a week ago, Porto was fortunate that Benfica made an oversight too, which is something Porto can’t depend on once more. Porto must win this match on the off chance that they need to remain nearby to Benfica.