Vitoria Setubal vs Braga
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Friday, 13 September 2019
Kick-off at 20:30 UK/ 21:30 CET
Venue: Estádio do Bonfim (Setúbal).
While at present both are placed in the bottom half of the table, we need to take into account how the last season had turned out. Holding a lead of 15 points over the fifth spot, Braga had finished fourth in the table, and qualified for the Europa, whereas, Setubal was just two spots, and four points away from relegation.
As such, the current league standings seems quite natural for the hosts of the day, and a temporary problem for the visitors.
Vitoria is so far winless in this campaign and is yet to open their goal-scoring account. In fact, they are one of the only two squads yet to do so. On the other hand, Braga had to deal with both Benfica and Sporting early on in the campaign itself, which predominantly is the reason for their lower-half placing.
Vitoria Setubal vs Braga Head-to-head (h2h)
- Braga won the last two matches.
- Setubal failed to score in the previous three clashes.
- 17 of the former 19 wins went to Braga.
- Seven of the previous nine wins at this venue went to the guests.
Vitoria Setubal vs Braga Prediction
Setubal had avoided relegation by a whisker the last season and is on course to recreate that situation once again this campaign. At present, they have scored a single goal from their last five fixtures and is yet to score in the league competition.
Expectedly they are so far winless in the Primeira Liga, and while Braga suffers a similar predicament, they have an excuse that the team had to take on some of the best sides in the tournament in these initial stages itself.
Moreover, h2h encounters too paint quite clear a picture. While Setubal failed to score in the last three match-ups, 17 of the prior 19 h2h overall wins and seven of the previous nine at this venue went to the Archbishops.
Importantly, after their slow start, the guests will be eager to set the record straight and bring their course to the right direction with an emphatic win. Rightfully expect the home team to suffer this Friday.
Vitoria Setubal vs Braga Betting Tips
Braga to Win @ 1.83 (5/6)
Braga to Open the Scoring @ 1.60 (3/5).