Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Gil Vicente and Vitoria Guimaraes square off against each other at Estadio Cidade de Barcelos in the Primeira Liga round 17. Gil Vicente quickly bounced back from a 3-0 loss to Sporting CP, with the team proving their worth in a 3-0 win at Tondela. The hosts aim to move closer to the Conference League berth, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Monday’s clash. Japan international Fujimoto returns to the starting XI after missing the last league match through suspension.
Guimaraes, on the other hand, head into the match following a 1-1 draw with Boavista, where they failed to turn their dominance into victory. Since the visitors are eager to return to winning ways as well, both teams to score betting option should be considered. All Quaresma, Edwards, and Gui have been tested positive for coronavirus, speaking of the away side.
Highlighted Player (Pedrinho):
Born in Cristelo, Portugal, Pedrinho is a professional footballer who plays for Pacos Ferreira as a midfielder. Pedrinho spent his youth career at FC Cristelo, and in 2003 he moved to Freamunde.
The Portuguese player continued playing for Freamunde at the senior level, and after scoring 18 goals in 120 appearances in the league for Os Capoes, he moved to Pacos Ferreira in 2016. Pedrinho played for Vila Mes on loan in 2013 as well, scoring five goals in 16 appearances in the league for the club.
His primary position is attacking midfield, but he is capable of producing excellent performances at both central and right midfield. Pedrinho has a contract with Pacos de Ferreira until June 30, 2020. In the 2018/2019 Primeira Liga season, the Portuguese midfielder scored one goal and provided five assists for his teammate. His preferred foot is right, and he wears the number 12 jersey.
Highlighted Team (Guimaraes):
Vitoria Guimaraes have always been in the shadow of famous Portuguese sides Porto, Benfica and Sporting, but over the years they have established themselves as a top-table side in the Primeira Liga. Os Vimaranenses did well to win Taca de Portugal in the 2012/2013 season, wi the team beating Benfica in the final of the domestic cup.
Vitoria Guimaraes finished the 2016/2017 Primeira Liga campaign in fourth place in the standings and, as a result, they booked their place in the Europa League qualifiers. The Portuguese side will face the likes of Salzburg, Konyaspor and Olympic Marseille in Group I and they are seen as underdogs in their group. Vitoria Guimaraes welcome their rivals at Estadio D. Alfonso Henriques and the venue can hold up to 30.000 spectators.
Os Vimaranenses play their home games in white shirts and white shorts, whilst they wear black when playing on the road. Their neighbours Braga are considered Guimaraes’ fiercest rivals and the two teams face each other in the derby of Minho Province.