Vitória Setúbal and Estoril meet at Estádio do Bonfim, in a match for the 16th round of the Primeira Liga. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 5 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 12-09-2016, in a match for the Primeira Liga that ended with Vitória Setúbal’s victory by (2-0). The goals of the match were scored by João Amaral (33 ‘) and Edinho (50’) for Vitória Setúbal. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since the Vitória Setúbal presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
After 2 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses, the home team is currently in the 18 th position, with 10 points won. In their last match, they lost with Feirense out by (1-0), after in the previous match they lost by (0-5) at home, in a match against Porto. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 2 draws and 10 losses in away matches, with 14 goals scored and 29 conceded; against 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses at their stadium, with 15 goals scored and 18 conceded. The team comes to this match after a home tie against Benfica by (2-2). For the championship, Vitória Setúbal won 9 points out of 24 possible points, after 2 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in the last 8 home matches. In the matches played in their stadium there are some frequent results: at half-time 0-0 (3 out of 8 matches) and at the end of the match 1-1 (3 out of 8 matches). The team has not been very strong defensively, since it has suffered goals in the last 10 games which it disputed in this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 7 of the last 8 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 15 matches in this competition, they only got 1 comeback in the 10 matches in which they suffered the first goal.
The Vitória de Setúbal comes to this game with morale high, having achieved access to the final-four of the League Cup. In addition, the locals no longer add a loss two games in a row. In this game against Estoril coach José Couceiro must keep the team in 4-3-3, favoring the low block and counterattacks. João Amaral is the best score of Vitória de Setúbal, with 5 goals scored. To point out that the home team has presented some weaknesses in defensive set pieces, finishing and aerial play. For this game the coach can not count on Vasco Fernandes, suspended, in addition to Patrick Oliveira, due to injury.
After 3 wins, 2 draws and 10 losses, the away team is currently in the 17 th position of the league, with 11 points won. In their last match, they won at home against Desportivo Aves by (3-2), after in the previous match they lost out in a game against Benfica, by (3-1). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses in away matches, with 14 goals scored and 27 conceded; against 5 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses at their stadium, with 17 goals scored and 21 conceded. In the last 8 away league matches Estoril has a record of 1 win, 1 draw and 6 losses, so they have won 4 points out of 24 possible.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 6 away matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, and their offense has not been very effective, since they have not scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 6 of the last 8 matches for this competition have ended with Over 2,5 goals. This is a team that marks few times is first and only managed to open the scoring in 3 of its last 15 matches for the Primeira Liga, of these 3 came to rest in advantage in 2 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in all. In 15 games in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 11 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Estoril comes to this match with a home win against Aves, 3-2, returning to the victories for the championship, after eleven consecutive games without winning. Due to this black phase, the team currently occupies the descent zone. On this day, against Vitória de Setúbal, coach Ivo Vieira must keep the team in 4-4-2, with Kléber and André Claro being the most offensive reference. It is important to note that striker Kléber is the great highlight of the team, with 5 goals scored. Like its adversary, the Estoril presents several difficulties in the most defensive sector. For this game the visiting coach can not count on Mano, Abner and Gonçalo Brandão, players recovering from injury.
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