Setubal vs Aves: Preview and Predictions

Vitoria Setubal vs Aves

Vitoria Setubal vs Aves
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Friday, 3rd November 2017
Kick-off at 20:30 UK/ 21:30 CET
Venue: Estadio do Bonfim (Setubal).

It was a forgettable outing for Setubal when they travelled to the newly promoted Portimonense on Monday. They were thrashed 5-2 which leave them still looking for the first away win on the season.

Back at home turf, Setubal are unbeaten this season. But they drew more than they won (2wins, 2 draws) and are yet to welcome the three heavy weights in the league.

The newly promoted Aves are having difficulties in adjusting to the life in Portuguese Primeira Liga. After 10 games, they managed just 1 win and are ranked 16th in the league table.

The poor start to the campaign saw Aves sacking Ricardo Soares from head-coach post. Lito Vidigal who managed the likes of Belenenses and Arouca took over the reigns, but the team have an underwhelming re-start with back-to-back home defeats by the same 1-3 margins.

Aves haven’t won an away game this season. The 4 games so far saw 2 draws and 2 losses.

Setubal vs Aves: Head-to-head

This will be their first Primeira Liga meeting since 2007. None of the 4 previous top flight games were won by a home team. Setubal won 2 during that period, while Aves picked a win and a draw.

All four previous meetings between the two sides saw both teams scoring and three of those saw over 2.5 goals.

Setubal vs Aves: Predictions

Setubal come with a strong form and this fact is enough for head-coach Jose Couceiro to motivate his boys to put a strong performance against a struggling team like Aves.

One of the key contributor for Setubal’s success at home this season has been the playmaker Joao Amaral, who chipped in with five vital goals. Before the defeat at Portimonense, he scored in three consecutive league games and is expected to have the shooting boots ready when Aves come to town on Friday.

Setubal vs Aves: Bet Tips

  • Both Teams To Score @ 2.07
  • Setubal to win @ 2.13.
  • Joao Amaral To Score A Goal At Any Time @ 4.50.

Match Odds Courtesy for 1xBet

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