Betting tips for Sporting vs Maritimo - 07.01.2018
After a draw in the derby with Benfica, Sporting CP will return to the Estádio de Alvalade where they will play with Marítimo in a game to count for the 17th matchday of the NOS League. After a 1-1 draw at the Estádio da Luz on Wednesday night, Sporting saw FC Porto distance themselves in the lead of the league, now being 2 points behind. Marítimo arrives here in the aftermath of a defeat at the reception at Chaves, the second consecutive defeat in the league, with the team almost out of the race for access to Europe.
Sporting CP is ranked 2nd with 40 points, with 12 wins and 4 draws, with 33 goals scored and 10 goals conceded. The Lions moved to their arch rivals' home on Wednesday night, a game where despite having been in the lead of the scoreboard since the 18th minute, they ended up drawing close to the end. Despite the early advantage on the scoreboard, the team of Jorge Jesus was completely dominated and was fortunate not to have conceded more goals. Now, Lions need to return to winning ways as quickly as possible, seeing FC Porto already 2 points clear.
The team remains unbeaten in the Portuguese championship and has a good record inside doors, won 6 of the 8 games played here and maintained its unbeaten goal in 5 of these 8 meetings, having scored a total of 15 goals and conceded only 4 in the process. This is a very well organized team defensively, is very strong in defensive ball-stops and has Mathieu in the defensive sector, a very experienced player with a good reading of the game. Offensively the team is very strong in attacks by the lines and in counter-attack, a clear influence of Bruno Fernandes is visible, the midfielder is very good positionally and has an excellent long pass, and Gelson Martins, very fast, with race, technique and capable of unbalancing any defense in individual bids. Sporting Clube de Portugal had to miss out on a goal against FC Porto.
In his last 5 official matches, Sporting CP has a record of 3 wins and 2 draws. This sequence of results began with a 4-0 win at the Vilaverdense reception for the Portuguese Cup. There followed a 2-0 win at Portimonense, a 6-0 win at Madeira Union, the League Cup, a 1-1 win at Belenenses for the League Cup, and in the last round, a 1-1 draw at Benfica.
Liga NOSO Marítimo, in turn, ranks 5th with 27 points, the result of 8 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses, with 17 goals scored and 15 goals conceded. After seeing a series of 5 consecutive games without proving the taste of the defeat to reach FC Porto's home final in the penultimate round, Marítimo did not take advantage of the home factor on Wednesday and ended up defeated at the hands of Chaves, getting even more far from the places of access to Europe.
Out of doors, the Madeira Lions won only 2 of 7 league games, losing 4, with a total of 7 goals scored and 11 goals conceded. As a visitor is how the team scores less and suffers more. In total, Madeira's Lions have the 5th defense that is the least defeated in the league, but they also have one of the worst attacks in the competition, which does not help anything against an organized team like Sporting.
In his last 5 official games, Marítimo has a record of 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses. This sequence of results began with a 1-0 victory at SC Braga's reception. There followed a 3-1 defeat at FC Porto, a 0-0 draw at Belenenses, the League Cup, a 3-2 win at Madeira Union, the League Cup , and in the last round, a defeat by 1-2 in the reception to the Chaves.
Sporting vs Maritimo Prediction: 1/1 1.50
Sporting vs Maritimo betting tip: Over 3.5 Goals @ 1.80
Sporting vs Maritimo final score recommendations: 3-1 10.00
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