Vitoria Setubal vs Benfica
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 7 March 2020
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Estádio do Bonfim (Setúbal).
Benfica, the reigning champions are desperately chasing Porto for the top-most spot, and against a struggling Vitoria, the team will be expected to deliver a crushing win.
Vitoria Setubal vs Benfica Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture had ended in a 1-0 win for the Eagles.
- The title-holders are also on a five-game winning run in the league.
- Setubal conceded two or more goals in six of the past eight encounters.
- Since 1999, the hosts have recorded a single Primeira Liga victory at this venue.
- 14 of the previous 16 wins at this venue went to the visitors.
Vitoria Setubal vs Benfica Prediction
Julio Velazquez’s men played out a 0-0 draw on the road the prior game week, against Portimonense. The facts that the team had dropped two points, and failed to register a single goal against a relegation-battler, shows just how out of form they currently are.
In the meantime, Bruna Lage’s men were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Moreirense. The squad dropped two valuable points, and Porto who had been chasing them, took the top-most spot with a win. By all means, the defending champions will be determined to take the pinnacle position back.
It helps that they are taking on a side that’s winless in the past five match-ups (of which three were losses), and also were winless in 18 of the preceding 23 fixtures. Moreover, Velazquez’s men are on a three-fixture losing run at home, and were devoid of a victory in eight of the past ten appearances here.
In addition, they are on a losing streak of five league games against this opponent, and have recorded a total of one Primeira win at this stadium since 1999. On the other hand, Benfica have been the best in the country for quite some time, and them being replaced at the top by arch-rivals Porto will just motivate them even more for a huge triumph this weekend.
Vitoria Setubal vs Benfica Betting Tips
Benfica to Win Both Halves: 2.00 (1/1)
Benfica -0.5, -1 Asian Handicap @ 1.44 (4/9).