Aves vs Setubal: Preview and Predictions

Desportivo Aves vs Vitoria Setubal
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Thursday, 29 March 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK
Venue: Estadio Clube Desportivo das Aves (Vila das Aves).

Desportivo Aves are back to their town on Thursday evening when they host fellow strugglers Vitoria Setubal after losing back-to-back away fixtures to Benfica and Vitoria Guimaraes. These losses, caused by a rough schedule before the international break, have once again put the team in jeopardize as the danger area is only two points away ahead of this clash.

A potential failure here would push Aves down into the drop zone since they play direct relegation rivals Vitoria Setubal who would overtake their counterparts with an upset at Estadio Clube Desportivo das Aves. Nonetheless, grabbing a positive result from this trip will be quote a challenge for Jose Couceiro and his men who have been struggling badly with their form on the road throughout the entire season in Primeira Liga.

Setubal will come into this off the back of three consecutive defeats on travels conceding as many as 11 goals in the process. Given that Aves have been enjoying superb form on their home patch lately (three wins and a draw in all competitions), the head coach Jose Mota does have reasons for optimism ahead of a highly-important encounter on Thursday.

Midfielder Paulo Machado (came this season from Croatian Dinamo Zagreb) has been the standout performer so far for the hosts (four goals in the campaign) and he could well be worth a pint as the anytime goalscorer at the odds of 4.75.

Desportivo Aves vs Vitoria Setubal: Head-to-head

Teams have two wins apiece ahead of their sixth head to head meeting.

Four of previous five H2H encounters saw both sides on the scoresheet.

Desportivo Aves have picked up a narrow 0-1 victory when the teams took on each other in November last year in this term of Primeira Liga.

Desportivo Aves vs Vitoria Setubal: Prediction

It’s really hard to go past the home win pick at the 1.95 odds given that Mota’s side has won three and drawn one of last four matches on the home patch.

On the other side, Setubal have shipped 11 goals in three straight defeats on the road. The longshot bet would be Paulo Machado (Aves’ top scorer) to find the back of the net past the struggling defensive line of Setubal’s at the odds of 4.75.

Desportivo Aves vs Vitoria Setubal: Bet Tips

Desportivo Aves to win @ 1.95

Paulo Machado to score anytime @ 4.75