Setubal vs Oliveirense – Taça da Liga: Setúbal reaches this semi-final after having eliminated Benfica on the group stage
Having overcome the group stage without any losses, getting 2 wins and 1 draw. The credit is all of this team, and there really is no good explanation to why they are doing so poorly in the league.
Sometimes, things don’t work out well, and in the league, that’s what is happening. However, this weekend they were able to hold off Sporting in Bonfim, with a goal right at the end of the match.
The team usually gives space to the opponents defensively, and that’s why Sporting had several goal opportunities, but they weren’t able to capitalize on them.
Last season they also reached this Final Four, but they lost 0-3 in the semi-final against Braga.
Oliveirense is doing very poorly in the league, sitting in 18th place, and only having Real Massamá and Braga B behind them.
On their last 5 matches, they’ve gotten 3 consecutive losses and 2 draws. I highlight the fact that despite that, the team was always able to score, except in one occasion.
They reach this stage thanks to the goal differential, because they finished the group with 5 points, which is the same as Moreirense, but they finished with 6 goals scored and only 3 goals conceded, which was better than Moreirense.
On that group, I should highlight the fact that the big favourites were Vitória de Guimarães, but they ended up losing 1-4 at home against this Oliveirense.
On the past Saturday, the team lost, but I should point out that they rested 4 or 5 usual starters such as Xandão, Amorim and Ribeiro.
Vitória de Setubal vs Oliveirense – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Conclusion: This Final Four is very promising, because on one hand we have Setúbal wanting to lift this trophy again, and on the other we have Oliveirense that is super motivated for having reached this stage and in case they play the same football they’ve played in Guimarães, there’s a high chance they can surprise here.
Diogo Valente is the experienced striker/winger of this team, and his quality is well-known by all since he already played in several teams of the Portuguese top tier.
He is a strong player that doesn’t need much space to shoot and besides that, he is also very strong on set pieces.
I think this will be a very pleasant match with goal opportunities for both sides, with Oliveirense even being a team that scores a lot of goals but concedes even more. I believe that they will be able to score here, so I’m going with
|Oliveirense – Team Goals Over 0.5||