Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Santa Clara and Maritimo face each other at Estadio de Sao Miguel on day 31 of the 2021/2022 Primeira Liga campaign. Santa Clara are 12 points behind top five, meaning that they have little to play for in the season finale. Japan international Kyosuke Tagawa, who scored the equalizer in a 1-1 draw with Arouca, is widely expected to lead the line for the hosts, while Costinha has yet to recover from an Achilles tendon problem.
Maritimo’s situation is pretty much the same, with the team sitting in 7th place, 11 points behind the Conference League berth. Since both sides will be with guards down in Saturday’s clash, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. There are no fresh injury worries in the away side. Santa Clara defenders should have Joel at bay as he scored a hat-trick in the 4-0 crushing of Boavista.
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.