Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Belenenses and Maritimo face each other in a highly-anticipated Primeira Liga game at Estadio Nacional do Jamor. O Belem failed to spoil Porto’s party at Estadio do Dragao in their opener, but they are certainly capable of matching Maritimo at home ground. Considering that head coach Petit should have a full squad to choose from, we predict that the hosts are going to grab something from the match.
O Maior das Ilhas, on the other hand, suffered a 2-0 loss to Braga in the opening match of the season. New signing Clesio Bauque is likely to make his Maritimo debut against Belenenses, while Joel is out of contention after limping off with injury in the season opener. Anyhow, a close encounter is on the cards at Estadio Nacional do Jamor, and we believe that punters can find value in betting on draw.
Highlighted Player (Goncalo Silva):
Born in Barreiro, Portugal, on June 4, 1991, Goncalo Silva is a defender who plays for Belenenses. After starting his youth career at Barreirense, Goncalo Silva moved to Lousada before the start of the 2010/2011 season.
After making 28 appearances in the league for the club, the Portuguese defender joined Atletico Club de Portugal in the 2011/2012 season. In 2012 Goncalo Silva signed a deal with Braga B, but after scoring two goals in 83 appearances for the club, he joined his current club Belenenses in 2015.
The Portuguese footballer made his Primeira Liga debut in on October 26, 2015, in a 1-0 win over Uniao Madeira. His primary position is a centre-back, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a right-back as well. Goncalo Silva has one cap for the Portugal U21 team, but he has yet to make his debut with the senior team. His preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Maritimo):
Based in Funchal, Madeira, Maritimo are a Portuguese club that compete in Primeira Liga. O Maior das Ilhas (The Greatest of the Islands) play their home matches in the national championship at Estadio do Maritimo.
The stadium was officially founded on May 5, 1957 and it can hold up to 10,932 spectators. Maritimo won their first and only Campeonato de Portugal in the 1925/1926 season, with the team beating Belenenses in the title game 2-0 at Campo do Ameal. Maritimo wear green shirts with red stripes and white shorts when playing on home soil, whilst the colour of their away kit is sky blue.
The Estadio do Maritimo have yet to win the Taca de Portugal trophy, but they made it to the final of the competition on two occasions (1994/95, 2000/01), as well as the final of the Taca da Liga in 2014/2015 and 2015/2016. Nacional are considered the club’s main rivals.