Match Preview: Sporting 0-0 Vitoria Setubal Predictions and Betting Tips, Primeira Liga

Tips & Predictions For Today, July 21, 2020.

League: PORTUGAL: Primeira Liga – Round 33
Match: 19:00 Sporting – Vitoria Setubal
Tip: Home Win
Odd: 1.42
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 0:0 LOST

Match Preview

  • Sporting Lisbon fell to their first post-restart defeat last time out (W5, D2, L1), but will look to carry on their hugely positive record vs sides that are below, or level on points, with Vitória Setúbal ahead of this round (W7, L1). Though notably, four of those victories saw both teams score.
  • The hosts are yet to draw here this league campaign, and have only lost to the top two in 2020 at home (W8, L2). Conceding just once across the last 605 minutes of league play here, Sporting have kept clean sheets in half of their home league games and have failed to score just once. Consequently, 50% of Sporting’s home league matches saw them win ‘to nil’.
  • Relegation-threatened Setúbal need to end their awful 14-game winless streak (D5, L9). That looks unlikely though, as Setúbal have won just one of nine domestic games vs top-four opposition this term (W1, D2, L6), notching up a staggering 22-6 aggregated scoreline (66.67% over 3.5 total goals).
  • Three-quarters of Setúbal’s away league defeats have come ‘to nil’, whilst 62.5% saw a 2+ goal margin. Despite that, Setúbal have actually avoided defeat in over half of the away league games in which they started as outsiders this term (W3, D5, L7).
  • Players to watch: Five of Jovane Cabral’s six league goals for Sporting came since the restart – he’s either scored or been booked in each of his last six appearances.
  • Hot-headed Setúbal top-scorer Carlinhos either scored (two goals) or was booked (five yellows) in seven of his last eight appearances.
  • Stat attack: Sporting have conceded twice as many home league goals after the 75th minute as they’ve done so before HT.
  • Five of visiting manager Lito Vidigal’s last seven H2Hs with Sporting produced over 2.5 goals (D1, L6).
  • Setúbal have received seven red cards this league campaign, four of which came across their last two away games.
Head-to-head matches: SPORTING – VITORIA SETUBAL
11.01.20 PL Vitoria Setubal Sporting 1 : 3
30.01.19 PL Vitoria Setubal Sporting 1 : 1
18.08.18 PL Sporting Vitoria Setubal 2 : 1
27.01.18 CUP Vitoria Setubal Sporting 1 : 2
(1 : 1)
19.01.18 PL Vitoria Setubal Sporting 1 : 1