Victim of a elimination caused by lack of use of the technology of the video referee, Benfica ends this Monday, April 22, the thirtieth round of the Portuguese Championship edition 2018/2019. Now with exclusive dedication to the Primera Liga, the Lisbon club will host the Marítimo in the stadium of Luz. The confrontation begins at 16:15 (Brasilia time).
At the end of the dispute, the first two places guarantee a place in the Champions League, with only the champion going straight to the group stage. The deputy has to go through the qualifiers to get there. Third and fourth placed will have places in the Europa League. The last three placed go down to Second Division.
After opening a 4-2 lead over Eintracht Frankfurt in the first leg of the Europa League quarter-finals, Benfica were eliminated from the tournament on Thursday, April 18, after losing 2-0 to Germany as correct score accumulator tips had indicated , with one of the goals of the German team being clearly marked irregularly.The Eintracht Frankfurt athlete’s offside position would be easily detected if the video referee’s appeal was used in the Europa League. With this feature, Tottenham had its elimination the day before, with a nullification of an uneven goal from Manchester City in play also by the quarter-final stage of the Champions League.Uefa, which hosts the two tournaments, however, has not made available this season for its ‘Second Division’. Thus, while the London side has been awarded justice on the pitch, Lisbon will have to watch the Europa League finals on TV bemoaning the fact that it was eliminated by a gross error of refereeing.He has no choice but to put all his strength in the attempt to win the title of the Portuguese Championship, the only tournament left in the final stretch of the season. With 72 points (23 wins, three draws and three losses), he started the thirtieth round match, scoring with Porto, but with a goal lead advantage. He was likely to enter the field in second position, as the rival had his appointment on the journey scheduled for Saturday, April 20, at home, against Santa Clara.As principal, Benfica figures as the fourth best of the Primera Liga. Of the 42 points he played in the Luz stadium, he won 35 (11 wins, two draws and one loss), scoring 48 goals and conceding 15.The losses for Monday’s match due to injury are due to defenders German Conti (four matches in the 2018/2019 Portuguese Championship without a goal) and Sebastien Corchia (two matches without a goal); and midfielder Gabriel (17 games, no goal).
With 33 points (ten wins, three draws and 16 losses), the Marítimo is practically fulfilled in the tournament. Taking eleventh place in the standings table of the Portuguese Championship, it will most likely ensure that they remain in the elite division even without scoring until the end of the tournament.That’s because they have six points in the comparison with the National, sixteenth and first team in the relegation zone, and still counts as four teams between them, which increases the margin of safety. Although after Monday’s meeting 12 points will remain in contention, the low standard of scoring of the teams in this region of the classification table grants great tranquility to the Marítimo. However, a few more dots would increase that confidence even more.As a visitor, however, the team performs somewhat below average. In this respect, it appears as twelfth place in the ranking of the First League. Of the 45 points he played outside of his dominions, he won 13 (four wins, one draw and ten losses) having scored seven goals and conceded 18. In the five most recent matches as column two, he lost four.
1. Latest info before playing bets on Benfica vs Maritimo.
He must recover as soon as possible after the European League elimination shock, defeating 0-2 in front of Frankfurt, after winning 4-2 in the tour.
He needs a perfect run until the end of the season to win the title.
In the event of a tie with FC Porto, it has the advantage both of the go-go and of the direct matches.
In the last four stages he will meet Braga and Rio Ave on the move, Portimonense and Santa Clara on their own.
Before the match with Eintracht he had a series of 3 games in which he scored 4 goals.
Haris Seferovic is the top scorer of the 19th championship, while Joao Felix, Rafa Silva and Jonas are the top 10 top scorers in the Primeira Liga.
Corchia, Conti, Pires and Ebuehi are injured, while Rafa Silva is suspended for the cumulus of yellow cards.
It is the 12th place in Primeira, with a 5-point margin of first relegation position.
It has a difficult schedule for the last 4 stages, following Tondela, Braga, FC Porto and Boavista.
He has only 7 goals scored in 15 away games, but he has managed 4 wins.
The last 3 external matches have meant as many defeats without a goal scored!
Edgar Costa, Tagueu and Zainadine Junior are suspended, while Ricardo Valente is uncertain, with little chance of appearing in the top 11.
2. Benfica vs Maritimo probable teams.
Benfica (4-4-2): Vlachodimos, Almeida, Dias, Ferro, Grimaldo – Pizzi, Samaris, Luis, Cervi – Joao Felix, Seferovic.
Maritimo (4-1-4-1): Charles – Nanu, Gorlli, Africo, China – Pellagio – Correa, Vukovic, Rene, Barrera – Getterson.
3. Information about the latest direct meetings!
In the tour of the Benfica championship it was 1-0, the only goal scored by Jonas.
The summary of the game on Estadio de Barreiros in Funchal can be viewed HERE!
In the last 13 confrontations Maritimo was imposed only once.
Football Prediction of the Day Benfica vs Marítimo
Final prediction for Benfica vs MarítimoThere is not much to speculate in the match this Monday that concludes the thirtieth round of the Portuguese Championship version 2018/2019. Even despite the greater physical strain due to the commitment of the Europa League, Benfica have the prognosis in their victory as the best option in the encounter with the Marítimo.
Bet Tips: Benfica wins
Benfica can get the title if it wins all the matches to the end, without depending on the game of results.
Even if some players accuse the fatigue of the match in Germany, Bruno Large coach has a valuable lot and will align a first 11 net higher than that of Maritimo.
As a rule, Benfica completely dominates the opponents when they play on their own ground and most of the time they give off in the second half.
It is expected that Benfica will score at least two goals in the second half, but it is not excluded that Maritimo will score the final game, amid the relaxation of the hosts, especially if the score on the table will be comfortable.
Let’s not forget that Benfica has 4 players in the top 10 players in the Primeira Liga and will make the law on the field.
Prediction Today: over 3,5 goals