The hosts have failed to win any of their last four league matches, while Benfica have lost back-to-back games in the top-flight against Boavista and Braga.
Benfica fought back once again as they came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Rangers in the Europa League on Thursday.
James Tavernier scored an own goal before substitute Pizzi lashed one home in the 81st minute to secure another point against the Gers, which leaves Jorge Jesus's men level on points with the Scottish side at the top of Group D.
Benfica have struggled in recent weeks with their defensive frailties proving costly, having conceded 11 goals in their last five matches in all competitions.
The Eagles have won just once in that time, which saw them struggle to a narrow 1-0 victory over third-tier side Paredes.
Knowing that their rivals Sporting Lisbon are in a rich vein of form, Benfica – who have won the league title in five of the last seven seasons – will been keen the ensure that the four-point gap between themselves and first place is not extended any time soon.
Maritimo have struggled to get back to winning ways since they defeated both Tondela and Porto earlier on in the season.
They did however beat Penafiel 3-2 after extra time in the Taca de Portugal last week, with Rodrigo Pinho's hat-trick sending them through to the next round.
Maritimo are looking to win back-to-back matches against Benfica for the first time after beating them in this fixture 2-0 last season. However, the Portuguese giants had won the previous four meetings, winning by an aggregate score of 16-0.
A victory on Monday would be Maritimo's third league win of the campaign and could see them climb into the top 10 of the Primeira Liga.
Maritimo Primeira Liga form: WWLLDL
Maritimo form (all competitions): WLLDLW
Benfica Primeira Liga form: WWWWLL
Benfica form (all competitions): WLDLWD
Maritimo possible starting lineup:
Abedzadeh; Winck, Africo, Junior, Rene, China; Bambock, Pelagio; Joel, Pinho, Correa
Benfica possible starting lineup:
Vlachodimos; Goncalves, Otamendi, Vertonghen, Grimaldo; Rafa, Pires, Pizzi, Everton; Waldschmidt, Seferovic
We say: Maritimo 1-3 Benfica
The hosts have already defeated Porto this campaign and should have nothing to fear given Benfica's current woes, but the Eagles should have enough quality in the final third to secure the three points.