Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Maritimo welcome Pacos Ferreira to their Estadio dos Barreiros in the Primeira Liga round 28. O Maior das Ilhas are six points behind the safe zone, meaning that Saturday’s clash is of big importance for the home side. Mozambique forward Geny Catamo is pushing for a start, while there are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
Os Castores, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to Famalicao, and seeing that both sides will go for a win in the relegation six-pointer, both teams to score betting option should be considered. Hernani Infande limped off with injury, with Nigel Thomas likely to step up. The good news for the visiting side is that midfielder Juan Delgado is back from suspension, but first-choice goalkeeper Marafona has yet to serve his ban. Earlier this term Maritimo defeated Pacos Ferreira thanks to Jesus Ramirez’s goal.
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.