Setúbal vs Sporting – Liga NOS: Benefiting from what happened at Estoril, with FC Porto having to wait to finish their match of the 18th round
Sporting is now in the lead of Liga NOS, having 1 more match played than their direct rival, but that being enough to put the Lions at the top of the league table, exposing them.
This way, to some extra pressure on their matches, but also benefiting from the confidence that being in first place offers.
If Jorge Jesus’ team really wants to win the league title, it is at this kind of moments that they need to prove their qualities. The match in Setúbal isn’t surrounded by an expectation of a lot of difficulties.
Vitória de Setúbal has been having more success on the League Cup than on Liga NOS and they have been struggling to leave the relegation spots.
Being a team that was able to get draws on the last 3 rounds played, the truth is that the goals scored have always ended up losing their impact when compared to the goals conceded.
Sporting will need to be capable of pushing their opponent’s well-known fragilities.
A Sporting with more quality when they have the ball, looking to show their creative ability in organization, something that they haven’t always been capable of doing.
At the same time, with Bas Dost up front, this is a team that always has a solution for the tighter matches, looking for the Dutch striker to give them a little push towards the victory.
Vitória de Setúbal vs Sporting – Betting Tip and Prediction:
The game story shouldn’t be too different from this script. We’ll have Vitória looking to maintain itself solid on defence, looking for the talent of their strikers to create an advantageous situation.
But with Sporting always having more ball possession, since they are responsible for taking the match’s initiative, creating more opportunities and, basically, more conditions to obtain the 3 points here.
The pressure is, surely, all on Jorge Jesus’ men, although José Couceiro is well aware of the risk of staying on the relegation zone.
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