Marítimo and Chaves meet at Estádio dos Barreiros, in a match for the 16th round of the Primeira Liga. The history of recent direct matches is favorable to the home team, which records 1 win and 2 draws in the last 3 matches. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 10-04-2017, ended with the victory of Marítimo by (2-1). In this game the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
After 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses, the home team is currently in the 5 th position, with 27 points won. In their last match, they lost with Porto out by (3-1), after in the previous match they won (1-0) at home, against Sporting Braga. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses in away matches; against 10 wins and 5 draws in his stadium. In their last match, for the League Cup, they got a home win against Unión Madeira by (3-2).
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 8 home matches. In the matches played in their stadium there are some frequent results: at half-time 0-0 (5 out of 8 matches) and at the end of the match 1-0 (4 out of 8 matches). Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since 7 of the last 8 matches have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 15 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 5 times and never got the comeback.
The Maritime arrives to this day after a triumph over the rival União da Madeira, however, that was not enough to advance to the final phase of the League Cup. Therefore, the premises were eliminated from another competition, as they were recently eliminated from the Portuguese Cup by Cova da Piedade. In the championship, the Marítimo has presented an interesting performance and continues in the fight for the fourth position.
In this game against his fans, coach Daniel Ramos must act in the usual tactical design, that is, 4-3-3, benefiting the maintenance of ball possession and organized attacks: Cléber is the one responsible for creating and organize the offensive process of the premises. On the other hand, the far left Ricardo Valente is the best finisher of the Maritime, with 4 goals scored. For this game the coach does not have Pedro Santos and Pedro Coronas, both due to injury.
The away team is currently in the 9 th position of the league, with 19 points won, after 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Portimonense, by (0-1). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Rio Ave by (1-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses in away matches; against 6 victories, 5 draws and 4 defeats in his stadium. In the last 8 away league matches Chaves has a record of 3 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses, so they have won 10 points out of 24 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (4 out of 8 matches). Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 15 matches in this competition, they have only won 1 of their 9 matches since they conceded the first goal.
After a deplorable start to the season, Chaves improved his performance a lot and added several positive results, and at this moment he does not lose five consecutive games. In the last game of the championship, they tied a ball against Rio Ave. The good news is that Chaves added two wins in the last two games played away from home.
On this visit to the Marítimo, coach Luís Castro must play in the usual 4-3-3, privileging the defensive organization and the in-depth passes towards the attack. The Brazilian William is the best marker of the visitors, with 4 goals scored, but has not been a regular bet by the visiting coach. For this game Chaves coach can not count on Thiago Galvão, due to physical problems.
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