Setúbal vs Benfica – Taça da Liga: This Friday at Bonfim, Vitória de Setúbal hosts Benfica, on a match counting towards the 3rd round of Taça da Liga
Setúbal is in last place of the league, with only 10 points conquered, thanks to a record of 2 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses.
On the 15 rounds played, the home side has scored 13 goals and has conceded 29 (being the 2nd worst defence of the competition),
which results on an average of 2.8 goals per match. Their home performances have been fundamental, since they obtained 9 of the 10 points they have playing at home.
On Taça da Liga, José Couceiro’s pupils have 6 points, which means they have already ensured their presence on the Final Four of the competition.
In good time, they were able to beat Braga on the 2nd round of this competition, since they were coming off 7 consecutive losses.
Benfica is in 3rd place of Liga NOS with 36 points conquered, thanks to a record of 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss.
When it comes to goals, the Eagles have scored 37 goals and have conceded 10, which means they have an average of 3.1 goals per match in their matches.
I should also mention the fact that their performances away from home have been very weak, only winning half the matches they played in this condition.
The team from Lisbon is already eliminated from this League Cup, having been unable to win any of the 2 matches they played at home against Braga and Portimonense.
Setúbal vs Benfica – Betting Tip and Prediction:
The hosts have revealed serious defensive weaknesses, having even conceded 28 goals on their last 10 matches (almost an average of 3 goals conceded per match), which means they will have a lot of work here against the Eagles’ attack.
In turn, Benfica also presents a very permeable defensive sector, especially away from home, where they have conceded goals in 10 of the 13 away matches they played this season.
Adding to that, there’s the fact that the final result of this match won’t influence this group at all, and considering that, I believe on a match without many defensive cautions from both sides.
|Over 2.5 Goals||