Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Buoyed by a hard-fought 1-0 win over Braga, Gil Vicente will look to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Maritimo on Matchday 27. Gil Vicente are enjoying a season to remember, and they are now on a quest to put icing on the cake. Since a win over Maritimo should see them cement their spot in top five, we believe that punters from all four corners of the world can find value in betting on the home team.
Henrique Gomes should be recalled to the starting XI after scoring the winner in the last league match. The visiting team, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 1-0 loss to Vitoria Guimaraes, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered. Even though there are no fresh injury worries in the away side, we predict that Gil Vicente will pick up all three points from the match.
Highlighted Player (Pedrinho):
Born in Cristelo, Portugal, Pedrinho is a professional footballer who plays for Pacos Ferreira as a midfielder. Pedrinho spent his youth career at FC Cristelo, and in 2003 he moved to Freamunde.
The Portuguese player continued playing for Freamunde at the senior level, and after scoring 18 goals in 120 appearances in the league for Os Capoes, he moved to Pacos Ferreira in 2016. Pedrinho played for Vila Mes on loan in 2013 as well, scoring five goals in 16 appearances in the league for the club.
His primary position is attacking midfield, but he is capable of producing excellent performances at both central and right midfield. Pedrinho has a contract with Pacos de Ferreira until June 30, 2020. In the 2018/2019 Primeira Liga season, the Portuguese midfielder scored one goal and provided five assists for his teammate. His preferred foot is right, and he wears the number 12 jersey.
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.