MARÍTIMO V PORTIMONENSE – ESTÁDIO DOS BARREIROS AT 20:30 (UTC/GMT)
With La Liga actions on hold to watch for the dramatic and usually emotional January transfer window, the Portuguese Primeira Liga will be giving us the hottest football fixtures from the Iberian peninsula this weekend. Eastbridge betting brokerage will bring you to the details of one of the most exciting matches in Portuguese football as Portimonense will be away to face CS Maritimo at Estadio dos Barreiros.
Portimonense SC will travel to Funchal, hoping to preserve their excellent form. Their latest game went into a 2-0 victory over Benfica, preserving their relatively good standing in the Primeira Liga. They also made a 1-0 win over Feirense. Prior to that they hammered Vitoria Setubal, winning 3-1. They of course have no match with Porto, as Portimonense lost 1-4 against the Portuguese league’s top team. Portimonense nevertheless won 3-2 over Tondela. Despite making a bad start into the season, Portimonense is currently flexing a good form and standing in the Portuguese competition.
On the other hand, CS Maritimo are winless in their last five games. With such a form, they are occupying the 16th place in the Primeira Liga table, the third to the last. Their most recent game was a 2-0 defeat to Sporting Braga. They also made a defeat when they fell 0-1 to Estoril, as well as a 2-1 to Tondela and 0-1 to Benfica. Their last relatively better match was a 1-1 draw with Feirense.
– Goalkeeper Amir Abedzadeh of Maritimo will miss the game with Portimonense on Saturday to play for the Iranian team in the Asian Cup. Charles Marcelo da Silva will take his place in keeping the goal for the meantime.
– Luis Henrique of Portimonense will most likely miss the Saturday game with injury.
– Jean Cleber will have a starting appearance on Saturday after making an impact off the bench in Maritimo’s match with SC Braga, when he replaced João Gamboa.
– Shoya Nakajima will also be missing the match of Portimonense with Maritimo, as he will be playing for Japan in the international action.
PROBABLE FORMATION AND STARTING XI
Charles Marcelo da Silva, Fabio China, Zainadine Junior, Lucas Áfrico, Roberto de Jesus Machado, Fabrício Baiano, Josip Vukovic, Ricardo Valente, Jean Cléber, Jorge Corrêa, Rodrigo Pinho
Paulinho, João Carlos, Bruno Tabata, Dener Gomes Clemente, Pedro Sá, Lucas Fernandes, Vitor Tormena, Jadson Cristiano Silva de Morais, Lucas Possignolo, Wilson Migueis Manafá Jancó, Ricardo Ferreira
Rodrigo Pinho is the top scorer of Maritimo with two goals so far. Pinho is also the only player to have already scored more than once in the Portuguese league. He spent 884 minutes in his 14 appearances bragging two goals. Pinho as forward is strong in holding and dribbling the ball, as well as in performing long shots, but he has weakness in finishing.
Jorge Corrêa already made three goals in nineteen appearances so far and will be one of Maritimo’s hopes. This attacking midfielder is strong in passing and may give notable assist on Saturday.
Bruno Tabata scored the ending third goal in the twenty-ninth minute of Portimonense’s 3-0 victory over Maritimo last February. Tabata will be one of the team’s top weapons on Saturday, playing as a midfielder.
Dener Gomes Clemente is the highest scorer available for Portimonense today with Nakajima out for Saturday and Jackson Martinez on the loan for Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao. Dener already made three goals across fourteen appearances so far.
Maritimo 0-1 Portimonense
Nakajima’s anticipated absence on Saturday will surely give Portimonense some vacuum in their performances in the following weeks. However, with their excellent form in the Primeira Liga and combined strength from their best players, people are left with little reason to abandon the picture ofan away win in the Estadio dos Barreiros on Saturday. Comparing Portimonense’s form to the home side’s own numbers, one could draw a quite vivid picture of the outcoming tally.
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