Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
After suffering a 3-2 loss at Sporting Braga, Guimaraes will be looking to give fans some cheer when they welcome Setubal at Estadio D. Afonso Henriques. Os Vimaranenses aim to keep their Europa League hopes alive, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Setubal on Matchday 29. Seeing that this has to go down as a must-win game for the hosts, we predict that they are going to pick up all three points from the match.
Setubal head into the game following back-to-back defeats to the likes of Rio Ave and Boavista, and given their shaky defence, we believe that punters can find value in betting on the home team. The good news for the visitors is that full-back Florent Hanin returns from suspension. When the two teams met in the Portuguese League Cup in December, 2019, Guimaraes recorded a 2-0 win over Setubal.
Highlighted Player (Rafa Soares):
Born in Marco de Canaveses, Portugal, Rafa Soares is a professional footballer who plays for Vitoria Guimaraes as a left-back. Rafa is a product of the Porto football academy, but he did not see any game action in Primeira Liga with the Dragons.
After scoring eight goals in 61 appearances with Porto B, the Portuguese defender spent a couple of seasons on loan at Academica, Rio Ave, and Fulham. In 2018 he played for Portimonense, but nowadays, he wears the number 5 shirt at Vitoria Guimaraes. Rafa Soares has nine caps with the Portugal U21 team, but he has yet to earn a call-up for the Portugal senior team.
His primary position is left-back, but he is used as both left midfielder and left winger as well. Rafa’s preferred foot is left, and he has a contract with Vitoria Guimaraes until June 2021. Rafa Soares made his Primeira Liga debut against Academica back in January 2016, during his spell with Vitoria Setubal.
Highlighted Team (Setubal):
Founded on November 20, 1910, Vitoria de Setubal are a Portuguese football club that compete in Primeira Liga. The green and whites welcome their rivals at Estadio do Bonfim, the venue which can hold up to 21,350 people. Setubal clinched their third Taca de Portugal trophy in the 2004/2005 season, with the team beating Benfica 2-1 in the final of the competition at Estadio Nacional in Oeiras in front 38,000 spectators.
The Estadio do Bonfim outfit won the Taca da Liga title as well as they defeated Sporting Club de Portugal 3-2 on penalties in the trophy game. Vitoria de Setubal play home games in green shirts with white stripes and green shorts, whilst black and white are the dominant colours of their away kit.
In the 1965/66 season Setubal represented Portugal in European Cup-Winners’ Cup, with the team losing to Danish club Aarhus 4-2 on aggregate in the first round. Two seasons later the Portuguese club were beaten by Bayern Munchen in the second round of the competition.