Setubal vs Tondela
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Friday, 23rd December 2016
Kick-off at 19:00 UK
Venue: Estádio do Bonfim, Setubal.
Vitoria Setubal are a side that narrowly escaped relegation last season. Little has improved this season and they are currently at a 5 point distance from the drop zone at the moment. They lost 3-1 to Guimaraes in the away trip last weekend, which was hardly a surprise. Coming back to the home turf got matchday 15, the hopes are high for head-coach José Couceiro as they are hosting a side that are at the foot of the Portuguese Liga table.
Tondela are at the rock bottom of the league table with just 10 points to their name. However a win in this match could take them out of the relegating zone. They haven’t won in an away match this season, so chances for an upset are quite minimal.
Setubal vs Tondela: Head-to-head stats
The two league fixtures between the two during the last season ended in favour of the away team. The corresponding fixture at the Estadio Bonfim was a narrow 1-0 win for Tondela, while Setubal won comfortably by a 3-1 margin in the return leg.
The only other meeting between the sides was during the 2012/2013 edition of the Taca de Portugal. Setubal won the fixture 1-0 at their home ground.
Setubal vs Tondela: Prediction
Setubal defeated Estoril 2-0 in their last league fixture at home. So they will be a team with confidence as against Tondela, who are yet to taste an away win this term. So a win for home team is our primary pick for this fixture.
Tondela have conceded at an average of 2 goals per game in their away trips this season. Setubal can be a tough team to break down at home and therefore a correct full-time score of 2-0 is very much on the cards.
Setubal vs Tondela: Bet Tips
Setubal to win at 2.10 (11/10)
Correct Full-Time Score: Setubal 2-0 Tondela at 9.50 (17/2)