Benfica vs Vitoria Setubal
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 28 September 2019
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Estádio da Luz (Lisabon).
The reigning champions of the league have found themselves replaced at the top by another squad, and by a newly-promoted side, which has certainly led to some raised eyebrows.
Still, the Eagles are doing the best they can, and they are of course being pushed by a familiar foe, Porto. As of now, these two are placed second and third in the table, and the only loss the hosts of the day have suffered, have come at the hands of arch-rivals, the Dragons.
Opponents Setubal are right away on the back foot, especially with their away handicap. To further compound their problems, the frontline of the squad is completely misfiring at the moment, and with the home attack on song, things are not looking good for the guests.
Benfica vs Setubal Head-to-head (h2h)
- Setubal lost the previous four league encounters in a row.
- The last time these two met, the current champions won 4-2.
- It’s been 14 years since the hosts lost at this venue.
- The last 12 fixtures at this stadium ended in ten home wins, and a draw.
Benfica vs Setubal Prediction
Benfica has been one of the best teams in the country for a long time that their domination is no longer challenged by most squads in Portugal. They are the reigning champions, and on top of that, they have the home advantage.
In addition, Vitoria is completely winless on the road this campaign, and have scored the least number of goals (just 1) of all 18 units in contention, whereas their counterparts have scored the most (15).
Finally, h2h encounters too sufficiently pick the champions as the favorites. They recorded wins in the prior four league battles on the trot, and have been unbeaten at this venue against this opponent since 2005.
Taking these observations into account, anticipate a convincing win for the title-holders.
Benfica vs Setubal Betting Tips
To Score in Both Halves: Benfica @ 1.60 (3/5)
Half Time Result: Benfica @ 1.44 (4/9).