Vitória Setúbal and Sporting Lisboa meet at Estádio do Bonfim, in a match for the 19th round of the Primeira Liga. In the last direct confrontation for this edition of the league, on 08-11-2017, Sporting Lisbon won at home against (1-0). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which records 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 6 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 04-04-2017, for the Primeira Liga, which ended Sporting Lisbon’s victory by (0-3). The goals of the match were scored by Gelson Martins (20 ‘), William Carvalho (55’) and B. Dost (61 ‘) for Sporting Lisbon. Despite being a match between 18th and 2nd of the table, it is actually a match between the 14th ranked in home matches and the 3rd as a visitor.
After 2 wins, 7 draws and 9 losses, the home team is currently in the 18 th position, with 13 points won. In their last match, they tied with Moreirense by (2-2), after in the previous match they tied for (1-1) away, in a match against Tondela. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, since they have won 10 points in away matches, with 7 goals scored and 20 conceded, against 11 points won at their stadium, with 11 goals scored and 14 conceded. For the championship, Vitória Setúbal won 10 points out of 27 possible points, after 2 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses in the last 9 home matches.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 9 games. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (4 out of 9 matches). Their defense has not been very solid, since they suffered at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches for this competition. There is a tendency for goals in their home matches, as 8 of the last 9 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 18 matches for this competition, they have only won 1 of the 11 matches in which they have conceded the first goal. In the last 14 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have suffered 7 of their 17 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
The Vitória de Setúbal comes to this match with a two-goal tie against Moreirense, adding the fifth straight game without losing in several competitions. With this draw, the local club is still in the relegation zone of the Portuguese championship. In this difficult match against Sporting Lisbon leader coach José Couceiro must keep the team in 4-4-2, benefiting the defensive organization and counterattacks, especially through the wings. Juan Amaral is one of the great highlights of Vitória de Setúbal, with 7 goals scored. For this game the local coach can not count on Semedo, Djaló and Vasco Costa, all due to injury.
The away team is currently in the 2nd position, with 46 points won, after 14 wins and 4 draws. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Marítimo, by (5-0). In the last match, they won in a home match against Desportivo Aves, by (3-0). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, with 18 goals scored and 6 conceded in away matches, against 23 goals scored and 4 conceded at home. For the league, Sporting Lisboa won 20 points out of 24 possible points, after 6 wins and 2 draws in the last 8 away matches.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 8 away matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-1 (4 out of 8 matches). Their offense has scored regularly, since they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches for this competition. This is a team that usually scores many times first: opened the scoring in 16 of its last 18 matches for the Primeira Liga, of these 16 came to the break in lead in 12 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 14 In the last 9 home matches for all competitions there are 2 periods that stand out: they scored 4 of their 11 goals between the minutes (61’-75 ‘); He suffered 5 of his 9 goals between the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
The Sporting Lisbon comes to this match with a victory over Aves, 3-0, adding in this way the third consecutive win in several competitions. Due to the postponed match of the rival FC Porto, the visitors have reached the leadership of the first division of the Portuguese championship. In this match against Vitória de Setúbal, coach Jorge Jesús must keep the team in 4-4-2, favoring ball possession and organized attacks, but in some moments of the game he should bet on long passes directly towards Bas Dost: The Dutchman is the best marker of the team, with 19 goals scored. However, it is important to point out the quality of young striker Bruno Fernandes, a player with great vision and speed. For this match the visiting coach can not count on the injured Jonathan Silva.
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