After breaking their streak of consecutive defeats in the NOS League with a victory against Estoril Praia last weekend, the team from Setúbal receives Sporting CP in the match of the last 16 of the Portuguese Cup.
The Vitoria of Setúbal made a real revolution this summer. José Couceiro was in charge of making a template with 22 casualties and 15 new faces, without any investment made. The Sadinos, who ended up playing down last season after a bad season finale, finishing in 16th place, have lost midfielder André Horta, signed by SL Benfica precisely in an operation that has left 400,000 euros in the team’s coffers Of Setúbal. Precisely from the Eagles arrives the goalkeeper Bruno Varela and center Fabio Cardoso, both after finishing contract, apart from left-hander Nuno Santos, coming from team B, as a loan. Also to loans come two players from Sporting CP, right-back André Geraldes and center forward Ze Manuel, apart from the Nigerian pivot Mikel Agu, coming from Porto B.
The Sadinos are tenth places in the NOS League, totaling 16 points in 13 games. In the Portuguese Cup, they eliminated Trofense in penalties, in Round 3, and were able to eliminate the Castle in Round 4, after beating them by 0-2.
Once Probable: Trigueira – Pinto, Venâncio, Fernandes, Geraldes – Agu, Pacheco – Costinha, Bonilha, Manuel – Claro.
Cup of PortugalThe Sporting CP does not go through its best moment of the season. Jorge Jesún’s team, after losing to Real Madrid in the final stretch of their game played in Alvalade, went up the flight, adding two victories against Arouca and another in the NOS League against precisely his host in this match. However, the Lions have lost the last two games, both keys in the future of the football course. First, the team lost in Warsaw by 1-0, which leaves the Lusos outside of the European competitions. Last weekend, in the Lisbon derby, the team lost 2-1 at Estadio Da Luz. With this defeat, the team of the capital yields 3 points more with the leader, staying 5 points away in the standings, and seeing as FC Porto snatches them second place in the table.
In the Portuguese Cup, the team suffered to defeat the Farmalicao by 0-1 in Round 3, with a loaded team of reserves, and thrashed Praiense by 5-0 in the Round 4.
Once Probable: Rui Patricio – Jefferson, Semedo, Coates, Pereira – Gelson Martins, Adrien Silva, William Carvalho, Joel Campbell – Bryan Ruíz, Bas Dost.
The games in the last week of the Lions make this match very important for those of Jorge Jesus, who can choose not to rotate his best eleven possible. The precedents favor the visitors, with 18 victories, 4empates and 10 victories of the equipment of Setúbal.
The forecast for this match is the victory of the Lions, preventing the locals score in the match, and managing to beat zero.