Sporting Lisboa and Marítimo face at Estádio José Alvalade, in a match for the 17th round of the Primeira Liga. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 5 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 7 matches. However, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 19-09-2017, in a match for the League Cup which ended in a draw for (0-0). In this match the home factor may be decisive, as the Maritime presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
After 12 wins and 4 draws, the home team is currently in the 2 nd position, with 40 points won. In the last match, they have tied in an away match against Benfica, by (1-1), after in the previous match they have won (2-0) at home, in a match against Portimonense. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches he has 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses as a visitor; against 9 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss at their stadium.
For this competition, he did not lose any of the last 16 games. In their away league matches there are a few frequent results at half-time: 1-0 (3 out of 8 matches) and 0-0 (3 out of 8 matches). Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. The team usually has no problem opening the scoring: it scored the first goal in 14 of the last 16 matches for the Primeira Liga, of these 14 came to the break in advantage in 10 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 12 In the last 17 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have suffered 6 of their 7 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Sporting Lisbon comes to this game after a foreign draw, a ball, in the visit to rival Benfica. Of noting that the home club won the last six home games. One of the best valences of home training is the ease with which he manages to finish the goal opportunities available to him. The Sporting acts at home, thus, it is guessed that it bets a lot in the offensive process, taking into account the lack of quality of the rival of this day. Jonathan Silva is out of the list of available players, for being injured.
After 8 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses, the away team is currently in the 6 th position of the league, with 27 points won. In the last match, they lost in an away match against Chaves, by (1-2), after in the previous match they lost in a match against Porto, by (3-1). 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 3 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses in away matches; against 9 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss at their stadium. For the championship, Marítimo won 7 points out of 21 possible, after 2 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses in the last 7 home matches. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 16 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 6 times and never got the comeback. In the last 7 home matches for all competitions there are 2 periods that stand out: they have scored 3 of their 6 goals between minutes (31’-45 ‘); He suffered 5 of his 9 goals between the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
The Marítimo arrives at this unmotivated match, after a domestic snub, by 1-2, at the reception to Chaves. It is possible that the visiting coach returns to act in a 4-3-3, in which the three most advanced players will be Ricardo Valente, Rodrigo Pinho and Edgar Costa. The Maritime usually attacks by the central zone, trying often to place the ball in the back of the defensive defensive one, through passes in depth. To point out that the great weakness of the Maritime is the ineffective way it defends the fast transitions of the rivals. Coach Daniel Ramos will not be able to count on Amido Baldé, Fábio Chines, Sen and Pablo Santos, all injured.
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