Benfica vs Vitória de Setúbal – Liga NOS: On this 12th round match that will close out this Sunday’s football in Liga NOS…
The home side Benfica, managed by Rui Vitória, will meet Vitória de Setúbal, managed by José Couceiro, in Lisbon, at Estádio da Luz,
on a match between the teams in 3rd and 15th place, who have 26 and 10 points respectively, which means they are separated by 16 points going into this match.
The home side comes into this match on a more positive streak of results in terms of domestic competitions, sitting in 3rd place of Liga NOS, chasing the leaders FC Porto,
to whom they already have a considerable disadvantage on the first third of the competition. Still, the team is coming off a miserable performance in the Champions League,
where they confirmed their elimination without getting a single point and, therefore, only have to worry about the domestic competitions for what’s left of the season.
As for Vitória de Setúbal, they are making a campaign below what was expected from them, and probably one of the worst in their recent history, namely with José Couceiro in charge,
sitting very close to the relegation zone and only having a slight advantage over the bottom teams, which might lead to the departure of their manager. The team is coming off a streak of 3 consecutive losses.
Benfica vs Vitória de Setúbal– Betting Tip and Prediction:
On a match between two teams in crisis, although under different points of view, I believe in a more or less balanced match, much like the one where they met in the Portuguese cup,
but with Benfica struggling to counter the opposing defence (given their bad form and their lack of confidence). However, Setúbal should also struggle a bit, since they seem a bit disorientated.
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