Tondela vs Vitória de Setúbal – Liga NOS: The round that closes the first half of Liga NOS extends itself over the course of a couple of days
And the match between Tondela and Vitória de Setúbal is played, already, with practically all the other matches played.
That will allow each team to understand their positioning compared to the other contenders, since both hosts and visitors have the objective of avoiding relegation first.
Tondela is in much better position to accomplish that, with Pepa managing to transform their football and take them to a position closer to the middle of the league table.
Victories on the visits to Desportivo das Aves and Vitória de Guimarães, in the month of December, have allowed them to climb a bit on the league table, since they were one of the teams who didn’t have a single cup match to deflect their attentions.
This will be, this way, their first match of 2018, and will look to get some points at home, something they haven’t managed to do since November 4th, when they hosted and defeated Boavista.
For Vitória de Setúbal, the good feeling of success tasted in the League Cup will have to be transported onto Liga NOS.
José Couceiro’s side finished the year of 2017 well, qualifying for the Final Four after beating Braga and drawing with Benfica,
having then started the new year with a reception to Estoril – direct opponent on the fight to avoid relegation – where they couldn’t get more than a disappointing draw, since they were leading 2-0 but conceded 2 goals in the final 10 minutes.
Improving the roster’s competitive focus, who is still waiting for some reinforcements, is the immediate effort that the team will have to do, in order to keep getting points.
Tondela vs Vitória de Setúbal – Betting Tip and Prediction:
On a match between two teams that have found more comfort when they hand over the initiative to their opponent and don’t have very productive attacks, the number of goals shouldn’t be exaggerated.
|Under 2.5 goals||