Vitoria Setubal vs Desportivo Aves
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 11 August 2018
Kick-Off at 16:30 UK / 17:30 CET
Venue: Estadio do Bonfim, Setubal.
Vitoria Setubal host Aves in their first Primeira Liga action of the season on Saturday afternoon at Estadio do Bonfim.
They’ve enjoyed a solid run in the pre-season, winning three on the bounce while netting as many as six goals in last two friendlies against Extremadura UD and Benfica II.
Such tests are by no means relevant for this tie, though, given that the opposition was much weaker to the one they are about to tackle in the top flight of the Portuguese football.
Aves had a much stronger check last Sunday when they played league champions Porto in the Super Cup final.
They shockingly got off to a dream start through Claudio Falcao’s opener 14 minutes into the game, but only to concede three goals and lose 3-1 to a way better rival.
However, Jose Mota has reasons to be satisfied with the display his troops have put on against such an opposition in an official game and we can say they’ll head into the Setubal clash high on confidence.
Vitoria Setubal vs Aves: Head-to-head
Setubal won three and lost two of six head to head games with Desportivo.
Interestingly, none of these three wins came at Estadio do Bonfim where Aves picked up two wins on three occasions.
Five of six H2H games in general saw away teams grabbing the spoils, one finishing without a winner.
Vitoria Setubal vs Aves: Prediction
There is no value in backing the home win at the 2.25 odds here if we take a look at the H2H trend.
Moving forward, Aves produced a decent showing in the clash with Porto last weekend and we’d not be surprised to see them capitalize on it with a three-pointer in the inaugural match of the season in Primeira Liga.
The hosts were very easy to break down in the off-season as they shipped two goals in each of wins over Extramadura and Benfica II.
The value is thus huge with Desportivo Aves to score two or more goals at the odds of 3.40. Punters who prefer safer options can try with the BTTS pick at 2.00.
Vitoria Setubal vs Aves: Bet Tips
Desportivo Aves Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 3.40
BTTS @ 2.00.