Vitoria Setubal vs Belenenses
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Monday, 5 February 2018
Kick-Off at 21:00 UK
Venue: Estadio do Bonfim (Setubal).
Can Vitoria Setubal end the run of five consecutive draws in Primeira Liga this Monday when they host Belenenses in the 21st round clash? Jose Couceiro will obviously have a mountain to climb in order to keep his side in the elite class for the next season given that the hosts are winless in last 11 league matches. Such poor run of form has dropped them down to the 16th position, right on the brink of the danger area.
They are now up against mid-table opposition who have also been miles away from their best shape failing to pick up the victory in last 13 games in all competitions. Unlike the case is with Setubal, The Bethlehem’s main issues lie in the final third as their strikers just fail to create chances. The visitors have scored only three goals in last five league ties, but the visit to Estadio do Bonfim should really provide opportunities for them to fox such poor stats given that Setubal have been fairly easy to break down of late.
Each of last five league games the hosts played saw both teams on target. This includes the brave display on Wednesday evening when Setubal got away with a point from Chaves holding the seventh-placed side to a 2-2 draw in mid-week’s round.
Vitoria Setubal vs Belenenses: Head-to-head
Belenenses have been more successful over the course of history and they lead the head to head tie by five wins ahead of the 35th H2H meeting between the two teams.
Setubal have, however, won two and drawn one of last three outings against the Bethlehem.
The teams have shared spoils when they met in late-August last year at Estadio do Restelo (1-1 draw).
Vitoria Setubal vs Belenenses: Prediction
Belenenses held the likes of Benfica and Maritimo to low-scoring draws in last two rounds, but Setubal have also forced Sporting CP into the extra-time of their Taca da LIga final last weekend.
Since the draw has been by far the most common of outcomes for these two teams in the last couple of months, we’ll back it at the odds of 3.10.
Vitoria Setubal vs Belenenses: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.10
Correct Score 1-1 @ 6.00