Marítimo predictions with latest odds and stats
- Number of Bets: 28
- Winning Bets: 11
- Average Odds: 2.42
- Overall Stake : 189
- Profit: 145.33
- Yield: -23.11 %
The Madeira-based side went through a rather turbulent period after a decade of relative stability.
They’ve been struggling to break the Top Half since 2017/18, sort of establishing a pattern of underperforming in the past few years. They’re coming on the back of a two back-to-back 11th placements.
Maritimo won’t offer great opportunities for outright bets, though. With 751.00 odds for winning the league, their chances are next to nothing. Unfortunately, though, that’s the only outright market available with top online bookmakers. Match betting will rarely offer better chances, too.
Both their scoring and concession rates are about average for this section of the table, with few identifiable patterns.
Maritimo Key Players
With only a few major lineup changes over the summer, it’s easy to see why most Maritimo predictions are expecting similar results. Goalkeeper Amir Abedzadeh is one of the more noted members of the roster, along with centre-forward Rodrigo Pinho and midfielder Pedro Pelágio.
Most new arrivals are focused on updating the attacking side of things, for better or worse. Most teams in Maritimo’s position opt to go for a defensive approach, so they could prove to be extra volatile this season. Attacking midfielder Rafik Guitane.
A pair of centre-forwards Joel Tagueu and Ali Alipour will also give coach Lito Vidigal a lot of options when it comes to potential goal-getters.
It seems he went for a sort of all-or-nothing, high-risk high-reward approach that is sure to be a feast for the fans. Whether it will translate into actual results, though, is a different question altogether.
Based in the archipelago of Madeira in the Atlantic Ocean,Maritimo have a fierce rivalry going with CD Nacional. While Maritimo is mostly supported by well-situated people often involved in politics and owning successful businesses, Nacional fans usually belong to the working class, a clash so often seen in various aspects of life around the globe. There are also issues with Uniao da Madeira, with similar reasons behind them.
In the mid-90s, regional governor Alberto Joao Jardim had the idea of uniting the three clubs, with all three competing in the Primeira Liga at the time. Nacional and Uniao supported the proposal, while Maritimo firmly opposed it, believing that they didn’t need the help of the two ‘lesser’ clubs. At the moment, Nacional play in the LigaPro, while Uniao compete in the Campeonato de Portugal.
The club was founded in September, 1910, under the name of Club Portugues de Sport Maritimo. They dominated the regional competitions early on, but in the 1930s, they faced a severe financial crisis. When the Primeira Liga was established in 1934, clubs outside of the continental part of the country weren’t allowed to participate, but they were included in the Taca de Portugal (Portuguese Cup) from 1938/39.
It took years of heavy discussions with the Portuguese Football Federation for the winners of the regional competitions to be allowed to compete nation-wide. As the winners of the Madeira regional competition of 1972/73, Maritimo were included in a qualifying round with the last of the II Divisao and the winner of the III Divisao and came out on top, to become the first club from an island to compete in the national championship. In 1977, the club won the II Divisao and earned promotion to the Primeira Liga for the first time, managing to stay there for three seasons.
In the early 80s, they moved several times between the top two tiers, and not until the 90s did they establish themselves as a regular Primeira Liga side. In 1993/94, they played in their first European competition as they reached the UEFA Cup.
They’ve repeated that success eight times since then, and they’ll be hoping to qualify again at the end of 2019/20.