Our prediction for this Portugal League Cup match:
A spot in the Taca da Liga final will be at stake when Vitoria Guimaraes and Porto face each other at Estadio Municipal de Braga on Wednesday evening. Guimaraes have been producing fine performances in the Portuguese League Cup this season, with the team keeping a clean sheet in each of their three group games. Since Ivo Vieira’s troops finished the process above Benfica, they are definitely capable of making life difficult for Porto, who are low on spirits ahead of the trip to Braga.
The Dragons failed to impress in a 2-1 loss to Sporting Braga at the weekend, and, as a result, they now have slim chances of winning the Primeira Liga trophy. Seeing that Porto boss Sergio Conceicao is likely to mix the squad in the Taca da Liga semifinal, we predict that Guimaraes are going to hold the Dragons to a draw.
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 (Porto):
Futebol Clube do Porto are one of Portugal’s biggest football clubs playing their matches in front of 50,000 people at their Estadio do Dragao. Porto form biggest rivalries with two other Big Three clubs in Portugal and regular league title contenders – Benfica and Sporting CP. Rivalries between the clubs stem from the historical, political, economical and cultural discrepancies between the cities of Porto and Lisbon. The Dragons, as they are commonly known in Portugal, are the second most successful Portuguese team with a total of 74 trophies to their name.
Porto hold a record of five consecutive league titles which are part of the total tally of 27 Primeira Liga trophies. FC Porto’s success extends to the international scene as well with seven European titles. Two-time European champions from 1987 and 2004, Porto also won two UEFA Cup/Europa League titles, the UEFA Super Cup and the International Cup on two occasions. Together with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United, Porto have the most appearances in the UEFA Champions League group stage – the total of 20.