Primeira Liga match preview: Santa Clara versus Marítimo

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Competition: Portugal Primeira Liga
Competition: Sun 20.September
Match begins: 15:00 (UTC)

The new season is about to kick off and the fans are tingling with excitement. It’s all to play for as Santa Clara welcome Marítimo for the opening game. Read on!

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Santa Clara form and stats

Santa have spent many days and weeks preparing for this match, with countless hours on the training pitches and four practice matches played. These training games have ended with 3 wins, 0 draws and 1 defeat. Some might be interested in the goal production stats for these matches; Santa Clara scored 9 goals and let in 4 goals during these four games.

Last season, Santa Clara's league statistics were 11 wins, 10 draws and 13 losses, resulting in a 10th position in the Primeira Liga. Over these 34 matches they scored 36 goals and conceded 41. Playing at home last season Santa Clara managed 6-4-7 (win-draw-lost) with 18 goals and 21 conceded.

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Marítimo form and stats

Let's have a look at how Marítimo performed last season in the Primeira Liga: They landed a 11th position in the league table after playing out 9 victories, 12 draws and 13 defeats. In total they scored 34 and conceded 42 goals in these matches. The numbers for away games only are: Won 4 - drew 4 and lost 9 with 10/21 goals scored/conceded.

Head 2 Head

As for the last four games between these two teams, there's zero Santa Clara victories, one draw and three Marítimo wins. Over/under statistics; one of these games ended with three goals or more, three matches with two goals or less.

Santa Clara missing players

Marítimo missing players

Santa Clara Marítimo
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
0 0 0 Played P 0 0 0
0 0 0 Won W 0 0 0
0 0 0 Drew D 0 0 0
0 0 0 Lost L 0 0 0
0 0 0 Scored S 0 0 0
0 0 0 Conceded C 0 0 0
0% 0% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 0%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
0 0 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 0 0
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
0 0 0 Total Shots T S 0 0 0
0 0 0 Shots on Target S O 0 0 0
0% 0% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 0% 0%
Santa Clara Last season Marítimo
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
34 17   Played P   17 34
11 6   Won W   4 9
10 4   Drew D   4 12
13 7   Lost L   9 13
36 18   Scored S   10 34
41 21   Conceded C   21 42
94% 94%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   88% 88%
65% 71%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   41% 62%
35% 41%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   24% 38%
21% 18%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   24% 24%
6% 6%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   6% 9%
41% 41%   BTTS BTTS   24% 47%
29% 29%   Clean Sheets C S   35% 32%
35% 35%   Failed to Score F T   53% 32%
 
5.5 5.8   Corners for (avg) C F   3.2 4.1
5.9 5.2   Corners against (avg) C A   5.1 5.4
2.2 2.2   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   3.1 2.8
3 2   Red cards R C   2 5
 
374 241   Total Shots T S   163 350
118 70   Shots on Target S O   44 110
31% 26%   Goal Efficiency G E   23% 31%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Belenenses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Benfica 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Boavista 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Famalicão 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Farense 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Gil Vicente 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Marítimo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Moreirense 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Nacional 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Pacos de Ferreira 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Portimonense 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Porto 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Rio Ave 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Santa Clara 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Sporting Braga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Sporting CP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Tondela 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Vitoria Guimaraes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Last season Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Porto 34 26 4 4 74 22 17 15 1 1 44 7 17 11 3 3 30 15 52 82
2 Benfica 34 24 5 5 71 26 17 12 2 3 38 13 17 12 3 2 33 13 45 77
3 Sporting Braga 34 18 6 10 61 40 17 10 4 3 32 20 17 8 2 7 29 20 21 60
4 Sporting CP 34 18 6 10 49 34 17 12 1 4 25 13 17 6 5 6 24 21 15 60
5 Rio Ave 34 15 10 9 48 36 17 6 6 5 27 23 17 9 4 4 21 13 12 55
6 Famalicão 34 14 12 8 53 51 17 7 6 4 28 26 17 7 6 4 25 25 2 54
7 Vitoria Guimaraes 34 13 11 10 53 38 17 8 4 5 27 15 17 5 7 5 26 23 15 50
8 Moreirense 34 10 13 11 42 44 17 6 6 5 23 20 17 4 7 6 19 24 -2 43
9 Gil Vicente 34 11 10 13 40 44 17 7 7 3 26 21 17 4 3 10 14 23 -4 43
10 Santa Clara 34 11 10 13 36 41 17 6 4 7 18 21 17 5 6 6 18 20 -5 43
11 Marítimo 34 9 12 13 34 42 17 5 8 4 24 21 17 4 4 9 10 21 -8 39
12 Boavista 34 10 9 15 28 39 17 5 4 8 15 18 17 5 5 7 13 21 -11 39
13 Pacos de Ferreira 34 11 6 17 36 52 17 6 2 9 15 22 17 5 4 8 21 30 -16 39
14 Tondela 34 9 9 16 30 44 17 3 5 9 12 22 17 6 4 7 18 22 -14 36
15 Belenenses 34 9 8 17 27 54 17 5 4 8 13 25 17 4 4 9 14 29 -27 35
16 Vitoria Setubal 34 7 13 14 27 43 17 4 7 6 15 20 17 3 6 8 12 23 -16 34
17 Portimonense 34 7 12 15 30 45 17 5 7 5 18 18 17 2 5 10 12 27 -15 33
18 Desportivo Aves 34 5 2 27 24 68 17 4 1 12 12 26 17 1 1 15 12 42 -44 17

Read more about Primeira Liga

The Primeira Liga, also known as Liga NOS, is the top level of football in Portugal. It has 18 teams each playing 34 fixtures to decide the final league table. Portuguese football is dominated by “The Big Three”: Benfica, Porto and Sporting CP (Lisbon). These three clubs generally end up in the top three positions.