Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
An eagerly awaited clash between Vitoria Guimaraes and Porto will bring down the curtain on Saturday’s program in the Primeira Liga round 11. Os Vimaranenses aim to recover from a 1-0 loss to Moreirense and you should bear in mind that they are eyeing their fifth home win of the season. Defender Bruno Gaspar limped off with injury in a 1-0 loss to Moreirense, with Miguel Maga likely to step up.
The Dragons, on the other hand, are brimming with confidence following a 2-0 Champions League win over Antwerp, but beating Guimaraes at Estadio D. Afonso Henriques is easier said than done. Taking everything into account, we predict that the two sides are going to share the spoils in Saturday’s showdown. The likes of Galeno, Ivan Jaime, Ivan Marcano, and Wendell are out of contention with injuries, speaking of the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Toni Martinez):
Born in Barrio del Progreso, Spain, on June 30, 1997, Toni Martinez is a forward who plays for Primeira Liga side Famalicao. Martinez is a product of Real Murcia football school, but in 2013 he moved to Valencia youth academy.
After scoring two goals in 16 appearances for Valencia B, the Spaniard signed a deal with West Ham United in April 2016 for a fee of around £2.4 million. However, he did not see any game action in the Premier League with the Hammers as he was immediately sent on loan to Oxford United.
Toni Martinez played for the likes of Real Valladolid, Rayo Majadahonda, and Lugo on loan as well before signing a three-year deal with Famalicao in the summer of 2019. He made his debut with the Azuis e Brancos on August 3, 2019, in a 2-0 home defeat to Covilha in the Taca da Portugal. Toni Martinez has two caps with the Spain U19 team.
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.