Vitoria Setubal vs Santa Clara Predictions and Match Preview

Vitoria Setubal vs Santa Clara
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 22nd December 2018
Kick-off at 15.30 UK/ 16.30 CET
Venue: Estádio do Bonfim (Setúbal).

Santa Clara takes a trip to take on Vitoria Setubal, at the Estádio do Bonfim, this Saturday. Both teams represent the mid-section of the league table.

Setubal suffered a loss on the road, last weekend, against Portimonense. The hosts took control of the match early itself. Jadson scored the first goal of the match, in the 9th minute, and later, Martinez added a second in the 42nd minute.

At halftime, Setubal changed their line-up and tried out two early substitutions. But it didn’t seem to have much impact on the proceedings. Martinez completed his brace in the 57th minute. Agu scored the consolation goal for the visitors in the 60th minute.

Santa Clara hosted the best of the lot, Porto, last weekend. The hosts had scored the first goal, to wide cheers from the crowd. But Porto showed their mettle and equalized the score in the 45th minute. After halftime, either team tried their best to take the game by the collar, and register the three points.

Porto succeeded in it when Marega scored the winner in the 57th minute. Santa Clara did try for an equalizer, but the visiting defense did an admirable job in keeping the scores intact.

Vitoria Setubal vs Santa Clara Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The home teams have a 100% unbeaten record in h2h matches. In 11 total h2h games, the home teams secured nine wins and two draws.
  • Setubal won six of their last ten matches.
  • Santa Clara lost five of their last six games.
  • Vitoria was unbeaten in eight of their last 12 home-ties.
  • Santa Clara was winless in 16 of their last 26 away fixtures.
  • Except for a drawback in 2002, Setubal has a 100% winning record against Santa Clara, at this venue.
  • Setubal has kept clean sheets in the last three h2h matches at this stadium.

Vitoria Setubal vs Santa Clara Prediction

Never has an away team secured a win in h2h matches between these two teams. The total 11 h2h games between these sides translate to nine home wins and two draws.

Also, Vitoria would have had a 100% winning record against Santa Clara, if only for a drawn game back in 2002. Setubal managed to keep clean sheets in their last three h2h matches at this stadium.

Setubal won six of their last ten matches. The team also was unbeaten in eight of their last 12 home-ties. Santa Clara, on the other hand, lost five of their last six games, and as per recent stats, is one of the worst teams in the league right now.

Setubal will most likely win this match while keeping a clean sheet.

Vitoria Setubal vs Santa Clara Betting Tips

  • Vitoria Setubal: Draw No Bet @ 1.40 (2/5)
  • Both Teams to Score: NO @ 1.80 (4/5).