Maritimo vs Vitoria de Setubal
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 14 March 2020
Kick-off at 15:30 UK/ 16:30 CET
Venue: Estádio dos Barreiros (Funchal).
Julio Velzaquez’s men have been comparatively far better than their counterparts this season.
A general trend for the team has been that, most of their defeats had come against some of the best squads in the competition, and they have held on well against other teams. As such, expect Setubal to put forth a good performance against their struggling opponents this weekend.
Maritimo vs Vitoria de Setubal Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture had ended in a 0-2 draw.
- The Lions of Almirante Reis have not scored goals in the past three fixtures.
- Velazquez’s men won 0-1 the last time these two met at this stadium.
- Since 2015, only once have the guests failed to score at this venue.
- 14 of the past 20 encounters saw the Lions failing to keep a clean sheet.
Maritimo vs Vitoria de Setubal Prediction
The Lions lost 2-0 on the road the last match-day, against Moreirense. It was the third loss in a row for the team, and was the eighth winless fixture for the squad from their past nine attempts. This run of unimpressive performances have been normal for the team all season long.
In the meantime, Velazquez’s men secured a 1-1 draw at home against Benfica. The fact that the former held one of the best teams in the competition to a tied scoreline is a real confidence-booster.
This group of players have already made a name for themselves with good performances over the campaign. Disregarding some blimps against some of the top-performing teams in the competition, they have consistently posted points on the board.
To make things clearer, this whole season, Velazquez’s men have not lost against any team tenth or below in the table. Moreover, a major share of their losses had come against teams right in the top-most tier of the standings.
Coupling this trend to the fact that the Lions have failed to perform in recent h2h clashes – it’s evident that Vitoria de Setubal are on course to record a good performance this Saturday.
Maritimo vs Vitoria de Setubal Betting Tips
Double Chance: Vitoria de Setubal or Draw @ 1.60 (3/5)
Vitoria de Setubal to Win Either Half @ 2.40 (7/5).