Our team quite rarely discuss matches from Portuguese Primeira Liga but today we will make an exclusion. Maritimo hosts Benfica in Round 29 of the championship. The game is set to start at 18:00 GMT 0 at Estádio dos Barreiros in Funchal.

Maritimo is placed just above the relegation zone (16th place out of 18 teams). Since the renewal of Primeira Liga, the team recorded 2 losses (1-0 against Porto, away; 3-2 against Portimonense, away), a draw (1-1 against Setubal, home) and only 1 win (2-1 against Gil Vicente, home). There are 6 rounds left till the end of the championship, so Maritimo has all the chances to keep their elite status.

Benfica is still in the title race but recently they have shown no signs of the desire of achieving this goal. Benfica recorded only 1 win out of the last 4 games since the renewal of the championship. Unfortunately, for the upcoming match, Benfica will not be able to use some of their key players due to suspensions and injuries – Alex Grimaldo, Ruben Dias, Jardel and Gabriel. Anyway, the team will be determined to get 3 points and stay in the battle of the title.

Portugal – Primeira Liga

Maritimo vs Benfica

June 29th, Monday, 18:00 GMT +0

Benfica to win

1.50 odd