Setubal vs Portimonense
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Friday, 19 April 2019
Kick-Off 15:30 UK / 16:30 CET
Venue: Estadio do Bonfim (Setubal).
Portimonense complicated their situation in quest for avoiding the relegation scrap in the final part of the season in Primeira Liga. They lost three on the spin and are now just five points above the red zone line. With five games left to play and a fixture against direct rivals Vitoria Setubal (who sit just one point below in the ladder), we have reasons to call this Matchday opener a genuine relegation six-pointer.
Whilst his men were powerless against title hopefuls and one of league heavyweights Porto last weekend, Antonio Folha will certainly regret for back-to-back defeats to Moreirense and Tondela. Last three fixtures revealed Portimonense’s defensive vulnerability as the team conceded eight goals along the way. Can they finally bring a negative spell of form to an end here at Estadio do Bonfim?
Setubal vs Portimonense: Head-to-head
Hosts will rely on the head to head tradition in search for salvation points here.
They won five, drew three and lost two of ten meetings with Portimonense.
Setubal were almost impeccable in home clashes against Portimonense as they won three and drew one of four.
Setubal vs Portimonense: Prediction
Setubal will come into this in much higher spirits as they improved their form significantly in recent weeks. Os Sadinos were on a two-win thread before last weekend’s 4-2 loss away at title chasers Benfica. They shipped only one goal in four league games before the mentioned loss at Estadio da Luz.
Sandro Mendes’ men were super tough to break down in front of the home crowd lately. They allowed only one goal in past seven home outings in Primeira Liga. We thus have to fancy the 2.75 odds offered for the hosts to keep a clean sheet against out-of-form Portimonense here. Braver tipsters can try with the 1-0 correct score at 7.00, while Under 2.5 goals FT is also an option at 1.70.
Setubal vs Portimonense: Bet Tips
Setubal to keep a clean sheet @ 2.75 (7/4)
Correct Score 1-0 @ 7.00 (6/1).