To be held in the city of Braga, in a match for this phase of the League Cup (Final averages). There is no record of previous direct confrontations between these two teams, so this will be their first confrontation. It is necessary to analyze the home / outside condition with special attention, since Vitória de Setúbal presents different results at home and abroad.
The home team achieved access to this phase of the League Cup after the first place won in Group A with a total of 7 points. This is a team that usually plays better at home, because in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses in away matches; against 5 wins, 7 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a draw at home with Sporting by (1-1). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Vitória de Setúbal has won 3, tied 4 and lost 3.
For this competition, he does not lose 4 games. Defensive strength has not been their strong point, as they have suffered goals in 3 of the last 4 matches, but their attack has scored regularly, as they scored at least one goal in each of the last 4 matches for this competition. In the 15 matches he played, he only got 2 laps in the 10 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 15 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they suffered 7 of their 18 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
The Vitória de Setúbal starts for this motivated game after having added a draw against Sporting, totaling the excellent series of six games in a row without losing in several competitions. In this final half of the League Cup, coach José Couceiro should not have any doubts about the strategy to be implemented, that is, to benefit the maintenance of possession of the ball and the attacks organized by the runners: João Amaral is one of the Big responsible for transporting the ball towards the attack. On the other hand, the advanced Gonçalo Paciencia is the most offensive reference of the sadinos, being this player very competent in the finalization. However, it is important to note that Vitória de Setúbal exhibits several flaws in the passing game and defensive stops. For this game the coach does not have Nene and Djaló, both injured.
The visiting team reaches this stage of the League Cup after having finished the group stage in the 1st position of Group C with 5 points won. 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, 5 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with a total of 15 goals and 18 goals scored. suffered; against 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses at their stadium, with a total of 15 goals scored and 20 suffered. In the last match that they disputed, for the Segunda Liga, they lost with Vitória Guimarães II at home (1-2).
The last away game for the Segunda Liga ended with a (3-2) loss to Benfica B. In the last 10 away games UD Oliveirense won 3, drew 2 and lost 5. His attack has scored regularly, as he managed to achieve in 4 of the last 5 matches for this competition. In their games there was a tendency to a few goals, since 13 of their last 24 games ended with less than 1.5 goals and 18 in 24 ended with less than 2.5 goals. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 6 times and never managed to turn the result around.
The whole of Oliveirense for this game with a defeat at home against Vitória de Guimarães B, by 1-2, totaling the third slight followed in the championship. We remind you that Oliveirense is currently playing in the Portuguese second division. In this match against Setúbal, coach Pedro Miguel must play in 4-3-3 with Riascos being the man responsible for tormenting the defensive line of the opponent. However, Diogo Valente is one of the best scores of the Oliveirense with 6 goals signed. Apparently, Kadú is not available due to an injury.
Vitória de Setúbal has more quality, at several levels, compared to the adversary of this game, and in this way the tendency is to dominate possession of the ball and stop the best chances to score. On the other hand, the Oliveirense fight with their weapons, trying to take advantage of counterattacks to reach their goal. In this way and taking into account also the fragile defensive sectors, risking in favor of the goals is a good option.
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