Moreirense vs Vitoria de Setubal Prediction & Match Preview

Moreirense vs Vitoria de Setubal
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 9 February 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Parque Joaquim de Almeida Freitas (Moreira de Conegos).

Moreirense have let down the home crowd in their past two games here. With Vitoria de Setubal picking up back to back wins in their last two outings, the hosts are likely to drop points further, this week.

Moreirense vs Vitoria de Setubal Head to head (h2h)

  • Their last clash ended as a stalemate.
  • Four of their past six meetings have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
  • Both teams have found the back of the net together in half of their previous eight games.
  • Moreirense have kept just two clean sheets from their last ten fixtures, as opposed to Vitoria de Setubal have managed five.
  • Vitoria de Setubal have registered the win in five of their previous ten encounters. (W-5, D-4, L-1)

Moreirense vs Vitoria de Setubal Prediction

Moreirense brought their four-match winless run to a close in fine fashion last week by pulling off an emphatic 5-1 win over Gil Vicente. The hosts were much the better side in that latter matchup and finished the ninety minutes with a total of ten shots at goal, six of which were right on target.

Be that as it may, the inconsistency in their campaign has cost them quite a lot of points. At the moment, the home team are sitting thirteen on the ladder, four points adrift of the visitors.

On the other hand, Vitoria de Setubal were handed a hefty 4-0 defeat by Porto in their most recent matchup at home. The guests were kept at bay throughout that clash, by their counterparts, who threatened to score with a total of twenty shots in the final third.

To be frank, though, the visiting contingent have been faring well in their recent trips on the road. Impressively they have come away with the win in three of their past four outings.

It is also worth mentioning that the hosts have not secured the bragging rights in any of their last four meetings with Vitoria de Setubal here either. As such, as far as h2h statistics go, Moreirense are the underdogs to taste success in this one.

However, the home team have admitted defeat just thrice at home this season. That too, against the likes of Benfica, Porto, and Braga, all of whom are currently dwelling in the top three.

Considering that they have also salvaged a point in each of their past two clashes with this foe here, it will be safer to back a double chance this weekend.

Furthermore, the visitors have been tough to breach in their recent outings. Admirably, they have kept a clean sheet in each of their last two trips on the road.

In addition, three of their past five h2h encounters here have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts. Taking into account that the reverse fixture of this matchup had also finished as a stalemate, expect goals to be hard to come by on Sunday too.

Moreirense vs Vitoria de Setubal Betting tips

  • Double chance: Draw or Vitoria de Setubal @ 1.70 (7/10)
  • Under 2.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).