Setubal vs Tondela
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 10 March 2019
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio do Bonfim (Setubal).
Both Vitoria Setubal and Tondela are struggling badly coming into Sunday’s clash at Estadio do Bonfim. It has all ingredients of a relegation six-pointer as teams are separated by just one point right on the brink of the danger area.
Setubal are in a somewhat better position being one point above the red zone line. They also grew in confidence with a few solid defensive showings in the last couple of weeks. The hosts conceded just four goals in past five league matches which is by no means poor for a relegation threatened outfit.
The main problem for the head coach Sandro Mendes is the lack of a predator in the final third. Vitoria scored just two goals in past five league fixtures. They will, however, enter this game with a highly-improved confidence after a 1-1 draw away at 5th-placed Moreirense last weekend.
Setubal vs Tondela: Head-to-head
Setubal will also rely on the head to head tradition in search for points here.
They won 6, drew 1 and lost 3 of 10 meetings with Auriverdes.
Vitoria were on a thread of three wins and a draw against Tondela before they lost League Cup clash in late-November last year (1-2 at home).
Both teams scored in three of last four H2H encounters.
Setubal vs Tondela: Prediction
Tondela got off to a fabulous start to February claiming four points from ties against Rio Ave (a 2-2 draw) and Vitoria Guimaraes (a 1-0 win at home). However, they failed to build on it losing all of following three games.
Auriverdes conceded as many as eight goals during the mentioned three-defeat run. They fell 3-2 away at fellow strugglers Nacional last Saturday.
Setubal may be winless in last 15 games across competitions, but they also lost just one of past five (a 2-0 defeat to Porto away at Dragao). This clash should provide them a great chance to finally return to winning ways against such an out-of-form opposition.
Setubal vs Tondela: Bet Tips
Setubal to win @ 2.00 (1/1)
Setubal to keep a clean sheet @ 2.37 (11/8).