Maritimo and Chaves will both be looking to claim their first win of the new Primeira Liga campaign when they meet at the Estadio dos Barreiros on Monday.
Vasco Seabra’s side were on the receiving end of a 5-1 defeat by Porto last weekend, while the newly-promoted side fell to a narrow 1-0 defeat against Vitoria de Guimaraes.
Maritimo would have hoped for a better start to their 2022-23 campaign as they suffered a heavy 5-1 defeat against reigning champions Porto last Saturday.
Goals from Evanilson, Ivan Marcano, Toni Martinez and a brace from Mehdi Taremi set Porto off to a perfect title defence, before Claudio Winck pulled one back with an 88th-minute goal.
Maritimo had previously enjoyed an impressive pre-season campaign, playing out a 1-1 draw with Penafield in their first friendly game on July 20 before picking up three wins from their final three matches.
They have now failed to taste victory in any of their last five Primeira Liga matches, picking up two draws and losing three since April’s 4-0 victory over Boavista.
Meanwhile, Chaves secured promotion to the top flight last season as they earned a 2-1 aggregate victory over Moreirense in the promotion playoffs after finishing third in the Segunda Liga.
However, they were denied a dream start to their Primeira Liga campaign, as they fell to a 1-0 home defeat against Vitoria de Guimaraes when the sides met last weekend.
In a contest where Indio Matheus and Alfa Semedo received their marching orders, Andre Silva’s goal in the 45th minute proved enough to separate the sides at the Municipal Stadium Engineer Manuel Teixeira Branco.
Chaves head into the contest winless in four of their five competitive matches, picking up one draw and losing three games, with a 2-0 playoff first-leg win over Moreirense back in May being the exception.
Maritimo vs Chaves head to head
The two teams have previously met on 17 occasions, where Maritimo have claimed five victories while Chaves have won six, and they have drawn in six. Maritimo have scored 22 goals and conceded 23 in the process. In their last five meetings, Chaves have won three while Maritimo have won two.
Maritimo 2-1 Chaves 10/04/17
Maritimo 1-2 Chaves 03/01/18
Chaves 4-1 Maritimo 06/05/18
Maritimo 2-1 Cahves 24/08/18
Chaves 1-0 Maritimo 02/02/19
Maritimo latest home form
Maritimo have recently been on a relatively good run of form at home, having been unbeaten in their three most recent matches. They managed to defeat Nacional 1-0 in their last home game in a friendly. In their last five matches, they have scored three goals and also conceded three.
Maritimo 0-1 Benfica 30/04/22
Maritimo 0-1 Portimonense 14/05/22
Maritimo 1-1 Penafiel 20/07/22
Maritimo 1-0 Santa Clara 29/07/22
Maritimo 1-0 Nacional 30/07/22
Maritimo latest away form
Maritimo have recently failed to keep a good run of form on the road, having won just one of their six most recent matches. They lost 5-1 to Porto in their last away game in the league. In their last five matches, they have scored five goals and conceded 10.
Pacos Ferreira 2-0 Maritimo 09/04/22
Santa Clara 2-2 Maritimo 23/04/22
Vizela 1-1 Maritimo 08/05/22
Nacional 0-1 Maritimo 16/07/22
Porto 5-1 Maritimo 06/08/22
Chaves latest home form
Chaves have recently failed to keep a good run of form at home, as they have lost each of their two most recent matches. They lost 1-0 to Vitoria Guimaraes in their last home game in the league. In their last five matches, they have scored six goals and conceded three.
Chaves 2-0 Moreirense 21/05/22
Chaves 1-1 Academico Viseu 13/07/22
Chaves 3-1 Vitoria Guimaraes II 20/07/22
Chaves 0-0(P) Lugo 31/07/22
Chaves 0-1 Vitoria Guimaraes 07/08/22
Chaves latest away form
Chaves have recently been on a relatively good run of form on the road, having been unbeaten in their three most recent matches. They managed to defeat Montalegre 2-0 in their last away game in a friendly. In their last five matches, they have scored four goals and conceded five.
Rio Ave 3-0 Chaves 15/05/22
Moreirense 1-0 Chaves 29/05/22
Sporting Braga II 1-2 Chaves 16/07/22
Arouca 0-0 Chaves 23/07/22
Montalegre 0-2 Chaves 27/07/22
Maritimo will make do without the services of goalkeeper Pedro Teixeira, who continues his long journey to full fitness after coming off injured last December.
He is joined on the injury table by newly-signed Joao Afonso through a muscle problem, while Jesus Ramirez will push for his first starting appearance of the season.
Chaves will be without former AEL Limassol defender Euler, who continues to await his debut as he is currently recovering from an ankle injury.
Goalkeeper Rodrigo Moura is out of contention for the visitors after coming off with an injury back in May, while midfielder Nwankwo Obiora will also miss out.
Prediction and Odds
Chaves will aim to get their top-flight campaign up and running, but next up is a superior and more experienced Maritimo side who have won their last three home matches across all competitions.
That said, we are expecting a tricky affair with the hosts coming away with all three points on Monday.
Odds: 1 2.10 X 2.05 2 2.30
Maritimo 1-0 Chaves
Maritimo 2-0 Chaves
Maritimo 2-1 Chaves
Maritimo 3-1 Chaves
Maritimo 1-1 Chaves