Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Arsenal will be looking to keep their 100% record in the 2019/2020 Europa League season intact when they take on Vitoria Guimaraes at Estadio Dom Alfonso Henriques on Wednesday evening. Arsenal coach Unai Emery is likely to stick to his rotation policy, relying on young and talented players. The Gunners have been producing excellent performances in the Europa League this term, and given Vitoria Guimaraes’ poor results in Group F, away win should be considered.
A man to watch in the away team will be Brazilian rising star Martinelli, who has already netted three goals in the Europa League group stages. The Primeira Liga side suffered a loss in each of their first three group games, and we do not believe that they are capable of putting an end to Arsenal’s three-match winning run. When the two teams met in London two weeks ago, Arsenal defeated Guimaraes 3-2.
Highlighted Player (Pedro Henrique):
Pedro Henrique is a Brazilian defender who plays for Vitoria de Guimaraes in Primeira Liga. Born in Goiania on December 18, 1992, Pedrao is a product of Goias football school, but he made no more than one appearance for the Brazilian club before joining Cruzeiro-Poa.
Pedro Henrique played for the likes of Trindade and Aparecidense as well before joining Goias in the 2013/2014 season. In 2015 he moved to Portugal, signing a deal with Guimaraes where he established himself as a first-team regular.
Thanks to his brilliant performances Pedrao was given captaincy and it has to be noted that he scored his first goal for OS Vimaranenses on December 9, 2018 in a 3-2 win over Rio Ave. His main position in centre-back, but he is used as a left-back as well. His preferred foot is left and he has a contract with Guimaraes which is set to expire on June 30, 2022.
Highlighted Team (Arsenal):
Arsenal are regarded as one of the best English teams. The Gunners have won 12 FA Cup trophies, 13 league titles and two League Cups, but they have yet to lift the Champions League trophy. Arsene Wenger’s team were on the verge of beating Barcelona in the Champions League final back in 2006, but they eventually failed to win the prestigious title.
Arsenal used to play their homes at Highbury, but in 2006 they moved to the Emirates Stadium. The capacity of the stadium is 60,260. The Gunners won their last Premier League trophy back in 2004, with the capital club going through the season without a single loss. The likes of Thierry Henry, Denis Bergkamp and Robert Pires were part of the team back then, but Arsenal have not won the league trophy ever since.
Arsenal was founded by Woolwich munitions workers as Dial Square back in 1886. It is well known that Tottenham Hotspur are Arsenal’s fiercest rivals and there have always been fireworks when the two local rivals meet in the North London derby.