Porto vs Maritimo – Liga NOS: FC Porto will go on the pitch already knowing the results of Sporting and Benfica
FC Porto will go on the pitch already knowing the results of Sporting and Benfica
So, they can adopt their strategy to the situation they will be on. With this being the final round before the Lisbon derby,
the Dragons will see this as the best moment to get the 3 points and hope for at least one of these two rivals to drop points in the beginning of January.
Now, the immediate problem of Sérgio Conceicão’s team isn’t on what could happen to their rivals, but what they will have to face this Monday.
Marítimo is one of the more solid teams in Liga NOS without the ball, being able to create conditions to stop their opponents, so Daniel Ramos will certainly have prepared a strategy to hurt FC Porto’s intents.
The islanders are coming off a moralizing win over Sporting de Braga, having gotten closer to the 4th place on the league table. The result came at the best time, to minimize the damage done after having been eliminated by Cova da Piedade, at home, on Taça de Portugal.
FC Porto, still, hasn’t done poorly against the type of challenges that teams like Marítimo offer, especially when playing at home.
Even not being a side very prone to creating unbalances, it is on the dimension of their attack’s aggressiveness that they usually overcome their opponents.
It is on this point that the duels might heat up, recognizing Marítimo’s ability to stop their initiatives.
Porto vs Maritimo – Betting Tip and Prediction:
The match can, however, go onto a completely different direction, if FC Porto can, like they have usually been able to, dominate the match early.
Whether it is by scoring, or by the way they anticipate their opponents’ defensive organizations, FC Porto is very strong at home.
And Marítimo will also not adopt the style of closing themselves down with 11 players around the box. That’s good news for those who expect a livelier match.
|Over 2.5 Goals||