Here we will have two teams that didn’t start the season very well, especially Setúbal who hasn’t won yet…
As for Braga, they have two wins and two losses so far, but those losses were against Porto and Benfica, while their wins were against the two recently-promoted teams, Aves and Portimonense.
Couceiro’s Setúbal is a weird team, because despite not having won yet, they have only lost once, away against Sporting, in a match where they only conceded in the final minutes of the match.
They don’t play flashy football, far from that, but they are a balanced team, especially when they play against the best teams.
Against Chaves they deserved to win, as well as against Moreirense, but they only got a draw in the end, and those matches were both at home, with both finishing in 1-1 draws.
In those matches, the goals conceded were due to individual errors, one from the central defender and another from the passivity of the defensive midfielder.
That shows that Setúbal is far from perfect when defending. Offensively, they have been doing the work, only unable to score at Alvalade against Sporting. The problem is they have conceded goals in every match.
The same thing happens with Braga, they conceded in almost every match, finishing with a clean sheet only against Aves, and not scoring only against Porto. The most common scenario has been both teams scoring in Braga’s and Setúbal’s matches.
They signed quality players in the end of this transfer window, such as André Horta and João Teixeira, two quality midfielders, who play in a position where Braga was lacking quality, since they were playing “disconnected”, with two defensive midfielders and 2 strikes, who had a gap between them.
Vitoria de Setubal vs Braga – Betting Tip and Prediction:
I really believe that Horta can start this game, bringing more quality to their passing game as well as some aggressiveness on the ball recovery process.
I don’t like Braga’s defensive line. We saw how fragile it is against Porto, and the result at half-time was lucky for Braga, because the result could have been 0-3 for FC Porto.
That’s the only thing keeping me from betting on a Braga win here. I don’t feel safe doing it because I also see the ability from Vitória de Setúbal to punish them.
Because of that, my idea for this match is both teams to score, since we have two interesting attacking teams but with shaky defences!
|Both teams to score||