Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Cidade do Futebol will host Friday’s football game between Santa Clara and Maritimo. Santa Clara aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Boavista, but the lack of motivation could prove to be a big problem for the hosts. Os Acoreanos are stuck in the middle of the table, meaning that they have little to play for in the season finale. Maritimo, on the other hand, proved their worth in a splendid 2-0 win over Benfica, with pacey full-back providing two amazing assists for his teammates.
The visitors are brimming with confidence ahead of the trip to Azores, and seeing that the game will be played behind closed doors, away win should be considered. You should bear in mind that Maritimo recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Santa Clara in their last meeting at Cidade do Futbol. The good news for the visitors is that midfielder Franck-Yves Bambock returns from suspension.