Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Vitoria Guimaraes will be aiming to recover from a heavy 4-0 loss to Benfica when they take on Portimonense on Matchday 5. Guimaraes are eager to keep their 100% record at home intact and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-oriented approach in Sunday’s clash. Midfielder Joao Mendes is banned for the match, but he should be the only absentee in the home team.
O Portimao, on the other hand, are still eyeing their first win of the season. Portimonense obviously struggle in front of goal, which is probably the main reason why we are going to bet on Guimaraes, who are a real force to be reckoned with at home. Paulo Sergio has a full squad to choose from, but that is unlikely to help the visitors grab something from the match. In their last meeting at the venue Guimaraes defeated Portimonense thanks to Jota Silva’s goal.
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.