13Jan

Primeira: Pacos Ferreira vs Maritimo

Pacos Ferreira vs Maritimo betting preview

Pacos Ferreira hosted by Rio Ave before seven days and lost 1-0. In the first half, Rio Ave was much better, but Pacos Ferreira had two shots to the bar, and little bit later Rio Ave won a penaty from afoolish action of Pacos defender. To the second half Pacos tried but didnt managed to score a goal, while Rio Ave missed a penalty ten minutes before full time. All in all, Pacos had a good performance, played open, and the result is unfair, also they protested for the referee who made lot of bad decisions. Pacos is now six points away from relegation zone, and every match from now on is having the same importance like a final. Ricardo (central defender) is one of the new faces to their eleven, while important is the return from punishment of Filipe Anunciacao. Four players are still out injured, but those do not affect their plans as they used without them.

Maritimo hosted Olhanense last Sunday and won 2-1. All goals achieved in the first half, in which Maritimo was the better team on field, but the lead of two goals decreased to the half time delays due to a penalty, which caused many complaints from Maritimo players. To the second half not a lot of things changed, Maritimo were more active and the game finished like this. After the win to the League Cup game, this victory brought Maritimo just three points behind third place, which gives the last ticket for the Champions League next season. Undoubtedly this is a great success for Pedro Martins and his players. The coach extended his contract with the club last Monday, and they want to continue with the same pattern, but nobody believes that the game against Pacos is easy. Main defender Roberge, who was serving a penalty, is back to the main squad.

Maritimo is surely the better team to this pair, but the improvement of Pacos and the good head to head tradition should make the game difficult to predict. Statistically, and based on both teams play on field, we should see a very open game with more than two goals. Pacos Ferreira has already five games with more than 3 goals when playing at home, while Maritimo has already four games with more than three goals when playing away. Maritimo struggles defensively and always playing open, while Pacos has no other choice than to take chances to win.

Bet: Over 2 Goals (Alternative Asian Goal Line) @1.62 with Bet365

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