The current Portuguese soccer champions do not give up in their fight to regain first place, and so this Monday they prepare to visit the Estadio dos Barreiros in Funchal, where for the 29th day of the Primeira Liga de Portugal, they visit a needy Maritime.
Those led by José Gomes are not having a very good time, and so at the beginning of the week they lost 3-2 on their visit to Portimonense, in a result that commits them to permanence, since the team in Funchal is located in box sixteen with 28 points, only four points more than the penultimate ranked Portimonense, so he urgently needs to add three.
And, it must be said that Marítimo has barely been able to add a victory in his last seven games where even five of them ended in defeats and his performance at home is not one of the best either, since in fourteen games he has hardly won four games .
For their part, those led by Bruno Lage are not having a good time and so in the middle of the week they fell 3-4 at home to Santa Clara, in a result that was not in anyone’s plans.
Thus the Eagles have barely won a game of their last six by the Primeira Liga de Portugal and with it they are now second with 64 points, three points less than the leader FC Porto, so this Monday there is no other to go for victory and what better than against a Maritime against whom they have not fallen in their last six games where five of them ended in victories.
PREDICTION: Benfica to win @ 1,52